The Fire Baby by Michael Albani

(Featured in the August 2011 edition) DT082011  THE FIRE BABY Michael Albani Birth The forlorn mother put the twelfth candle in place. The basement was dark. The fetid smell of decomposing flesh hung heavy in the air. ―This has to work,‖ she whispered. ―This just has to work.‖ The mother‘s name was Bethany, and she was preparing to perform a ritual she discovered on a … Continue reading The Fire Baby by Michael Albani

Oz: The Great and Powerful!

Venturing back to an old story that has earned its place among the classics requires careful consideration of the attributes that facilitated its praise. This not only includes the strengths and weaknesses of the previous work, but the environment, narration, and character development. Honestly comparing Disney’s envisioned prequel to the Wizard of Oz is difficult due to the trends in movie production, but to state … Continue reading Oz: The Great and Powerful!