Announcing: The Paper Crane Anthology Prose Competition
You have three months to send us your best flash, short story, or creative nonfiction. Competition closes on October 24.
The sky is so beautiful. The trees swinging in the wind are so soothing to see, like the nature of early evening can make me forget all my pains; the pain of being confined for about one and half years. School is closed and vaccations are forbidden. Even going out of my house has too many rules (wear masks, avoid crowds, sanitize hands, etc). If you want to be alive, don't go outside! You can die out of boredom, though! Corona is ruling over everything. It is taking away lives, happiness, mental peace, memorable times of school and what not. It is affecting our precious teenage time. The time to fly in our own sky, to dream of our own fantasy world, to make choices for one & only ourselves. Everyone says that we cannot daydream. But if daydream can give us the thing we want, then why not? I ope all of our daydreams come true, and we can get a teenage friendly world where we can express ourselves freely. We want to step forward to our youth bravely with confidence. Confidence to take the next step, confidence to change the world, and the confidence to make the world a better place for every living. We believe that we can do it. The whole world may be against us. But we are for ourselves. Good luck teenagers all over the world, and good luck for your daydreaming! Best of luck with everything!
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“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.”
These are some of the first words spoken in John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down. As I read them for the first time, I realized that this book was reading me. Before seeing those words, I had never before felt so heard by someone else.
The movie A Walk to Remember is a 102-minute, 2002 American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Karen Janszen, based on Nicholas Sparks’ 1999 novel of the same name. Shot in the United States, the film stars Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote and Daryl Hannah, and was produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowry for Warner Bros. Pictures.
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There are some books that immediately strike our minds when we talk about fantasy: Harry Potter Series, Lord of the Rings, ever favorite Game of Thrones, etc. We all know these books are entirely fictional and have like no chance of occurring in real life. They are the innovations of the authors, something that is confined to just those pages.
And moreover, people disregard fantasy nowadays. ‘It’s too childish!’ ‘You know that is never happening!’ ‘That is so stupid, what was the author doing?’ And if by chance they stumble upon creations like GOT, ‘Wait, isn’t that too dark for its genre?’ In fact, half of my family is considering the theory that my cousin’s introverted and absentmindedness has been born from reading too many novels!
But I will proudly say fantasy is a genre that will never ever get outdated (20 years of Harry Potter and it’s still alive and kicking, isn’t it?), and in fact with time, fantasy makes even more sense! (Archie comics predicted online schooling, didn’t they?) I personally began my venture into the reading realm with this genre, and let me say it, I fell in love. As a fantasy author, I can also feel how exciting it is to write such books, to have the power to do anything on those pages. Fiction is integral to our lives, and fantasy is one of the most important categories of fiction.
The Cliché and the Coveted:
In a survey done by yours truly, I have compiled from a range of groups their favorite (and least favorite) tropes in literature. A fair bit of it depends on personal preference, as indicated by the romantics making grabby hands at the newest heart-throbbing drama, and the academics picking apart every nook and cranny of their fiercely wordy novels. That preference can spring from a plethora of options, be it life experience, culture, or the urge to slap a band-aid over our own healing wounds via reading the stories we love.