By: Lauren Sutton
The man’s face
settles into peace
as he sees his children
The man’s face
sighs in happiness
as he watches them sleep
The man’s face
as he sees them wakening
The Moon by Lauren Sutton is a poem broken down in to seven parts. Each part tells the story of the different cycles of the moon. Part one is the turmoil between the moon and the sun when the sun is setting and the moon is just rising. In the following parts the moon gets higher and higher in the night sky only to come to a climatic end of the sun rising and ending the cycle of the moon for another night.
Chronicles of Arcanland: The Skeleton Key
By: Emilie Blythe
Arowen was tired of trudging behind Vulcan, and even the dragons – whose thick penguin-like feathers made them impenetrable to harsh weather – were beginning to complain. Arowen had them by leash, and had to give a tiny yank every once in a while to remind them she was alive and worth following.
“How much farther?” she asked, trying not to moan.
“Ah…” he said, squinting at all the white.
“If my calculations are correct, we should be standing
on top of it.”
“You mean it’s under the snow?”
Vulcan chuckled, but it was not encouraging. “No, no. Whole stations don’t just get swallowed up like that.”
Chronicles of Arcanland: The Skeleton Key by Emilie Blyth is a young adult science fiction novel that follows the main characters through their journey in Antartica. They stumble upon a hidden civilization and become trapped within. The king of this civilization is supossed to have control over the borders of their land; no one in, no one out. Most of the habitants are happy to remain hidden, while their are some that wish to leave. Outsiders are not supposed to come in, insiders are not supossed to go out.
Author in our midst
By Jade Scott
Emilie Blythe has been writing from a young age.
At the age of 14 she finished her first novel that is hundreds of pages long. Since she finished her science fiction novel, Chronicles of Arcanland: The Skeleton Key, she has been trying to get it published.
“My first submission was when I was 16,” Blythe said. “When I was 21, I submitted my story to TangleWood Press which is a local publisher.”
She has yet to get her story published but she has gotten great feedback and ways to make her work even better.
She is now targeting the young adults genre and may even put it in the category of religion as well.
“I wouldn’t say that my book has a lot of religion in it, but there are parts of prayer and talking about it,” Blythe said.
Since her submission to Tangle Wood Press she has been picked up by Writer’s Edge which is equalvilent to a writers agent. This website is a screening service that will pick up writers and put them on their list for publishers to find.
Blythe was put on that list on Oct. 1 and her name was sent out to 75 publishers. Now she just has to wait.