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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{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.

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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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{Kids’ Stories} and the Discomfort of Truth

Before they learn how to lie, children are true, pure, and honest. What changes in them, and in all of us, that causes us to falter?

Ariel Cross
October 23, 2020
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{Yard Sale} Magic: Bruce the Blue Elephant

You never quite know what goodies you’re going to find at a yard sale… or what goodies are going to find you. Meet Bruce, a dream come true.

Ariel Cross
September 28, 2020
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The Needle’s Eye: An {All You Can Eat Buffet}

Solomon Green thought he was in control, but the power dynamics at this dinner have shifted and things are getting a little… dangerous.

Ariel Cross
September 11, 2020
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{The View From Here}: Past, Present, & Future

From down here on Earth, we tend to romanticize the moon. But what if we could get there? Would it change our whole view of past, present, and future?

Ariel Cross
September 2, 2020
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A Cursed {Puzzle} Under A Lovers’ Moon

This puzzle was more than a puzzle. It was a trap, a prison, a still-life hostage situation. What really happened under the glow of a lovers’ moon?

Ariel Cross
August 24, 2020
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After the Hush: {The Internet Went Out}

People don’t really know what happened during The Hush. People don’t really like to talk about it. But nothing was the same after the internet went out.

Ariel Cross
August 5, 2020
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At the End—A Walk in the Park

What waits for us at the end of our lives? It might be scary, or it might be sweet release, but either way, it comes for all of us.

Ariel Cross
July 13, 2020
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