Ariel Cross
MeetAriel Cross
Ariel Cross is a fantasy author and blogger with a love for representation and subversion. To them, happiness is a warm glass of mead on a cold day.

From the mind of Ariel

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{Junk Mail} and Summer’s Wrath

A scam company sends mailers to unsuspecting victims. But this time, they’ve sent their junk mail to the wrong place. And they’re going to pay for it.

Ariel Cross
March 4, 2021
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{Thin Ice}: The Pale Woman of Winter

Ethan follows the pale woman onto the icy lake, entranced as though he’s under her spell. What opportunity, or danger, lies ahead?

Ariel Cross
February 9, 2021
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{Moving Day:} A Prayer for Boredom on Inauguration Day

After all the frenetic, stressful tension and anxiety leading up to inauguration, we could all use some good old fashioned boredom.

Ariel Cross
January 20, 2021
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{Who’s at the Door?} Death and a Friend

Mrs. Cherrybloom isn’t scared of death. She knows that it’s her time to go. But there’s just one more visit she’d like to make before it’s over.

Ariel Cross
January 19, 2021
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Reimagining The Mall: A Fresh Idea on the Old Shopping Experience

What could a new mall look like? What kinds of stores and spaces could it contain inside its walls? Ariel reimagines a mall for modern day.

Ariel Cross
January 5, 2021
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{Year in Review}: Unbreakable in 2020, or Already Broken

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In 2020, that means that all the horrible things were met by a powerful positivity. Just look out.

Ariel Cross
December 22, 2020
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{Splat!} The Wisdom of Roadkill

The open road usually feels like freedom. But when Melody comes across some roadkill, she confronts mortality, family, and what it means to be alive.

Ariel Cross
December 3, 2020
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{Thankful in 2020}: The Glass Is Not Yet Empty

In an extraordinarily tough year, you might have to look harder for the bright spots. In their gracious post, Ariel shows us where to find them.

Ariel Cross
November 23, 2020
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{Heaven} in 2020: “It’s a Madhouse Down There”

As the gatekeepers up in Heaven look down at the humans of Earth, they’re not thrilled about what they see. But to be fair, they kinda saw this coming.

Ariel Cross
October 26, 2020
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