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Five New Super-Short Story Finalists

By EmmaJuly 19, 2012
Eli tapped the end of his fifth cigarette, coughing repeatedly as ashes fell to the sidewalk. He looked up when she came out of the general store. Her long hair was wrapped up gracefully, her jeweled eyes lighting up as a smile spread across her face. “Eli!” He wa More  →
Five New Super-Short Story Finalists

Blogging B&N.com's Must Reads for Teens: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By ContributorJuly 19, 2012
Book: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Synopsis: Bruno is forced to move from his five-story house in Berlin to a much smaller house near a camp apparently called “Out-With.” And all because his father is a man to watch and... More  →
Blogging B&N.com's Must Reads for Teens: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Read Five New Super-Short Stories

By EmmaJuly 17, 2012
The best thing about being a finalist? Getting compliments from your fellow Sparklers! But because of Gary's cruel and cold-blooded behavior, yesterday's finalists were denied that pleasure. So we're going to try this again! Here, for the second time, are five wonderful and More  →
Read Five New Super-Short Stories [UPDATE]

Chris Colfer's Novel Debuts Today

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJuly 17, 2012
Just in case you didn't already love Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on Glee and wrote and starred in the movie Struck by Lightning, here's another little tidbit: he just wrote a novel. And we're not talking Miley-Cyrus-wrote-a-book-about-her-life novel, guys—Colfer's book is... More  →
Chris Colfer's Novel Debuts Today

Here Are Your Friday Finalists

By EmmaJuly 13, 2012
The heat is on—you only have until 5 p.m. EST to submit your 100-word story! Get inspired by today's fab five finalists. More  →
Here Are Your Friday Finalists

Book Review: Dead to You

By ContributorJuly 13, 2012
Book: Dead to You by Lisa McMann Synopsis: Ethan De Wilde was kidnapped from his front yard when he was seven years old. Nine years later he makes his way home, but his return is far from the instant happy ending his... More  →
Book Review: Dead to You

Five Scary, Sad, and Stunning Short Stories

By EmmaJuly 12, 2012
The fiction contest is in full swing, and we've got some doozies for you today. Click through for your dose of dark, charming, super short stories! More  →
Five Scary, Sad, and Stunning Short Stories

Neil Gaiman Has 5 New Books on the Way!

By Brandon SpecktorJuly 11, 2012
We're all versed in the classic literary conflicts—Man Vs. Society, Man Vs. Self, Man Vs. Food, etc.—but with Chu's Day, the first of five (!) pending releases from Neil Gaiman via a recent deal with HarperCollins Children's Books, some shine will... More  →
Neil Gaiman Has 5 New Books on the Way!

Mockingjay Movie Update!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJuly 11, 2012
Apparently, making the final book of a book-to-movie series two movies is the latest Hollywood trend. Why do we say this? The producers of The Hunger Games movies have announced that the final installment, Mockingjay, will be split into two movies. Our question is this: does... More  →
Mockingjay Movie Update!

Read Five Super Short Stories

By EmmaJuly 10, 2012
It's fiction contest time on SparkLife. The challenge? Write a short story that's exactly 100 words—no more, no fewer. The entries are pouring in, and today we've got the first four five finalists for your enjoyment! More  →
Read Five Super Short Stories