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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

One Sentence to Rule Them ALL

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 10, 2012
You guys are like the Saurons of the interwebs—not in that you're plotting to cover all the world in an endless darkness, but in that you've managed to craft something irresistibly  powerful and impervious to flame or sword: A SENTENCE. That LOTR analogy didn't... More  →
One Sentence to Rule Them ALL

Holding On: Chapter 23

By ContributorJuly 10, 2012
Catch up on Chapter 22 right here! I open my eyes and try to sit up—and excruciating pain rockets up my side. “Ow!” I’m on a stretcher? I breathe hard, trying to ease the pain, which is quickly turning from bad cramp pain to something like knives.... More  →
Holding On: Chapter 23

Here Is Your New Hunger Games Cast Member

By EmmaJuly 9, 2012
Big news, Hunger Gamers: bearded thespian Philip Seymour Hoffman will play Plutarch Heavensbee in the next installment of the trilogy! He seems like the perfect guy to portray a crafty Head Gamemaker. How do we know? Emily told us. That's right, your very own... More  →
Here Is Your New Hunger Games Cast Member

Announcing the Short Fiction Contest

By EmmaJuly 9, 2012
And by "short," we mean "SHORT short." Here's how this will work: Stories must be exactly 100 words—no more, no fewer. (Think the word limit will impede your genius? Remember Ernest Hemingway's six-word masterpiece: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") We'll accept submissions from More  →
Announcing the Short Fiction Contest

Dear Albert: Thrift Store

By Emily WinterJuly 7, 2012
The man behind the counter has a lot of tattoos. And now he is picking his nose. Me and Anna are standing behind a rack of big saggy dresses that look like they’re from the ‘60s—Anna calls them “muumuus”—laughing silently at this beast of a guy. He looks... More  →
Dear Albert: Thrift Store