By John Page You wake up. You're thirsty and need to go to the bathroom. You get up to go to the bathroom. You remember that you had an upsetting dream but not the details. You reach the bathroom door and suddenly feel afraid. You can’t explain it so you ignore it. You open the … Continue reading The Mirror
Happy Anniversary, Academy of the Heart and Mind!
We started our publication on this date in 2017 with these posts: https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/comics-by-jessica/ A comic about the casino by Jessica Ricks https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/first-story-of-the-sargullic-cycle/ A fantasy story by John Page Check these posts out to see where our editors were doing when they envisioned the website!
The Midnight Ride
By John Page I awaken from my tomb. My minions bow to me and present my possessions. I take them and announce that I shall visit the dark moon. They look surprised but taken me to my mount. I approach my mount. It is the raised corpse of the eldest dragon king. Only he can … Continue reading The Midnight Ride
The Way of Honor
By John Page I look down at my foe. They march through the woods with a grim look. They look around for any opponents to slay. The horde is thirsty for blood but will not get it. They do not see me up in the trees. I wait until they are right under me and … Continue reading The Way of Honor
Academy Classics: Halloween Songs
By John Page "Something at the Door" There was a lady getting ready for bed A-hoo a-hoo a-hoo She went and bumped her head A-hoo a-hoo a-hoo She heard a knock upon the door A-hoo a-hoo a-hoo Then she went across the floor A-hoo a-hoo a-hoo Then she went to open the door A-hoo a-hoo … Continue reading Academy Classics: Halloween Songs
By John Page The cave shakes The dragon wakes Into the sky it flies Tomorrow someone shall die The dragon seeks it’s foe Where it is, it does not know In it’s heart is a burning need To avenge a most foul deed The sky races by as the dragon looks It will get back … Continue reading The Dragon
By John Page I open the door to my house. I call for Christine, my fiancée, to help me put away the groceries. We have been dating for about four years and decided to move in together before the wedding. She is a very funny and quirky person. She likes to ask people a lot … Continue reading The Observation
By John Page The bookstore was having a completely normal day. There wasn’t a lot of people actually buying books but every seat in the cafe was filled. Such is the lot of a bookseller. Thus no one was ready when a mysterious thing came into the store. It had to duck to get underneath … Continue reading The Customer
By John Page I am awake. I’m in so much pain. Where am I? This isn’t my home. I should be home. Let me out. Let me out. Let me out! It is dark. I’m suffocating in here. Why do I hurt so much. There is an odd smell. Wait, there is light. Loud sounds … Continue reading The Experiment
By John Page I walk through the graveyard of St. Imes. It is late at night but I prefer the dark. It makes the loss seem less real. I have not come here in a long time--the pain was too raw. I reflect on how I desperately miss her. It is not fair how she … Continue reading The Reunion