Introductions First

Hello, I’m Dymphna. The PenandtheInkstand is a group of young people passionate about the art of storytelling. My friends and I are aspiring authors and artists bursting with ideas and enthusiasm for stories put down in written words.

I, Dymphna, have been writing for many years but still have a lot to learn about the art of storytelling. My chief passion lies in fantasy of all kinds and a good Dystopian plot line. I also have quite the soft spot for a well done science fiction story as do some of my companions.

I find a great deal of my inspiration in classic literature. I grew up on the works of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Grimm’s fairy tales, and other classic pieces of literature as did most of my friends. The Count of Monte Cristo, Dracula, and Jane Eyre are some of my favorite works. My own personal style often tends towards the mysterious and Gothic but my friends and I range over multiple genres and styles.

Hello, I’m Crissa Angelina. Like Dymphna and my compatriots, I have been writing on and off for years. There is nothing quite so satisfying as creating a story that has never been told quite that way before, the hardest part is figuring out which of the many to commit to paper first!

 I grew up with a healthy love for the library – after all, it takes a lot of muscle to carry around a stack of books as tall as me! I don’t have a particular author who’s been my main influence, but I love the stories that ask “what if?” That really why I write – to explore the endless possibilities and plunge to the depths of the human condition. Come explore with me.


Hello, all!  My name is Anastasia Bartle.  I couldn’t tell you exactly when I was born.  In a certain account it was this year; in another account it was a hundred years ago.  It all depends on how you look at it.  Perhaps someday I shall put up my story, perhaps not; it depends on how scared I am of people knowing who I am.  But then I don’t suppose it matters: I’m just a character in a story, A Bright Sunshiny Day.  But don’t characters in a story have personalities and freedoms?

Perhaps this sounds sad and depressing, as if I’m being forced to tell you something.  But I’m not.  Everything I say is freely from me, like a violinist pulling the bow: in a way the music forces him, in a way he forces the music.  Maybe I am more like the violin, powerless in the musicians hands except to sing the notes he puts in my voice.  I don’t know.  Do you?

Welcome to the bizarre, beautiful, tragic, romantic, dark, mysterious, fantastic realms of our imaginations. There is no telling what you might find here. Please, let us entertain you.



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