Wish Fulfillment

What would you do if you could have any wish granted—no matter how destructive—with the press of a button?  That question is at the heart of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. The story is told from the viewpoint of young Gwendy Peterson, who is twelve at its start, and is having … Continue reading Wish Fulfillment


Another Prequel

If you’ve read Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe stories, the name Numair Salmalin may sound familiar.  As the chief mage of the king of Tortall, he’s immensely powerful, highly skilled, well educated, and deeply intelligent.  His major character flaw, however, is his tendency to speak and act (and react) first and suffer the consequences later. Tempests … Continue reading Another Prequel