Spoiler-Free Review of Avengers: Endgame

April 27, 2019

In which Savvy gives you a very (very) short and analytical post, because if she gets anywhere near the feels of this movie, there would be spoilers involved. And no one wants that. Also, the post would be a mile long.


Here's my short-and-snappy (and spoiler-free!) review of the fourth and final Avengers movie.

5 Stars 

We've been waiting a long time for the Endgame. A full 11 years and 21 movies.

And I'm very glad to say that Endgame doesn't disappoint. (though it did manage to make this non-movie-crying-gal cry through...basically the entire movie. A lot. So there is that XD)

The characters (save one whom I won't mention, but Marvel can't always be perfect) felt so true to themselves in this movie - maybe more so than in any of the others. It was perfection. The plotline was absolutely genius, especially for this being the last Avengers movie. Perfectly paced, too, I was really impressed by how they handled that.

And the foreshadowing throughout all of the other movies - everything that led up to this - was amazing. So, so good. Save for a few threads, everything tied together so beautifully in this movie. It was a great accumulation of everything that's happened - a very worthy climax movie. And for how much I cried, I laughed just as much, and screamed and clapped along with the whole theater whenever those BIG moments came onscreen. The balance of everything in this movie was perfect.  

It was surreal to visit the realm of the Avengers movies for the final time, and the Russo brothers really managed to make it feel like magic. The graphics were incredible. The acting was even better than it had ever been before. The feels were no joke. If there's any movie worthy of being the Avengers' finale, it's this one.

(and don't worry - in a couple more weeks, after everyone has had time to see it, I'll do a better review post full of spoilers and all the feels and AAALLL of my many thoughts. But you'll have to wait a bit for that ;)) 

Yeah, I really enjoyed Avengers: Endgame. Will definitely be going back to see it a time or thirteen. Who's with me?

~ Savannah Grace 

have you seen Endgame? are you going to?

Story Embers: Using Flash Fiction to Hone Your Writing Craft

April 22, 2019

Y'all know I'm addicted to writing flash fiction, right? (if you've been here for more than .72 seconds, you probably do XD) But did you know that I'm also a writing intern for Story Embers? You do now! ;D

My first article just went up on Story Embers today, and it's all about (*drumroll*) flash fiction! Shocker, yes? XD

Want to take a peek at it?

image not mine

I’m addicted to flash fiction. I enjoy the challenge of compacting a story into a thousand words or fewer—and watching other writers do it too!

But flash fiction is more than a method for writing quick, poignant stories. It’s an incredibly useful yet overlooked tool for refining your skills in general.

Because of its brevity, the focus of flash fiction is distinctive from a novel. Complicated subplots, huge character arcs, and purple prose can’t be squished into the uniquely small size. Flash fiction is story micro-science, making it ideal for zeroing in on three tricky areas of writing craft....

~ Savannah Grace 

happy reading! 

Introducing Fairy Tale Central

April 6, 2019

If you've been poking around the blogosphere anytime in the last week, you've probably seen that something NEW has just started - something that you guys will love!

Judging by the title of this post, you say, perhaps it is a place for lovers of fairytales and fairytale-retellings?

Yes! The brilliant minds of Christine Smith, Arielle Bailey, and Faith White have put together just such a place - and I have the honor of getting to tell you about it! Care to pull a chair and listen for a mo'? ;)

Once Upon a Time two girls had a dream. A dream of a fairy tale site, an internet library, if you will, for all the fairy tale lovers of the land to gather and converse. To learn, to read, to fangirl/boy, to bask in the goodness that is fairy tales.

As this dream blossomed, the two girls recruited a third. Because, after all, all good fairy tales come in themes of three.

With the third member in place, the girls got to work. The dream began to take shape, until it was no longer just a dream. But something real.

Introducing ... 

This newly launched site run by Arielle Bailey, Faith White, and Christine Smith, is your source for all things fairy tales.

Every month a single fairy tale will be featured, and posts will include:
       Reviews for retellings/shows/movies/etc. 
       Essay, origin, and discussion posts on the featured fairytale 
       Interviews with fairy tale retelling authors 
       Galleries featuring fairy tale artists and artisans 
       And a whole lot more!

The FTC’s goal is to unlock the magic that is fairy tales and build a community of fellow fairy tale enthusiasts. Arielle, Faith, and Christine are thrilled to share this new fairy tale centric space and connect with all you epic fairy tale fans!

You can CLICK HERE to find the site and join the Fairy Ring! (Don’t worry, you won’t be enchanted or cursed.) And, if you want to connect even more, you can find the FTC on:


(If you’re inclined to share about the FTC in those places too, you may or may not be blessed by a fairy godmother.)

Do tell a friend, or a dragon, or the fairy living in the hollow tree behind your house. All humans and mythological creatures alike are welcome, so what are you waiting for? Come join the fairytale fun!

Isn't it exciting? I've already popped over to the site (*cough*lots of times*cough*) and it looks like an absolute blast! I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of epic stuff is posted over there. If you love any kind of fairytale, definitely go check it out! It's going to be a lot of fun ;).

Keep being epic, my friends! <3  

~ Savannah Grace

have you checked out Fairy Tale Central?
what's the last fairytale retelling you read?