The Shifting Balance

Enlighten to Inspire


Prophecy of the Stars

Invocation of the Muse – by Melissa Berg– Plus Some Great Music to Inspire Great Writing!

  "O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention, a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, assume the port of Mars; and at... Continue Reading →

The Science of Magic – by Melissa Berg

Magic and fantasy; it is a common opinion that you can't have one without the other. But what if this is wrong? Is magic really just a fantasy? The first question we should ask is: What is magic? Magic is a part... Continue Reading →


We were waiting in the cold, hiding in the dark; yellowed sandstone and aged, oaken barrels our only shelter. Outside those close walls was the clean air, the ocean, the rich soil. Outside it was life. Surrounded by suffocating darkness,... Continue Reading →

The Story

Prophecy of the Stars: Part 1 – Revelations is the first book in an adult Speculative Fiction series called The Shifting Balance. It is an action/adventure paced, character driven story that leans toward fantasy, with elements of Romance and Science-Fiction.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1

Darkness lies cold and empty.  Like a shroud of despair, it hangs over all. Yet out of the mist and shadow comes a light, shining as a star.  It rises like a beacon in the night. Hope will be ignited,... Continue Reading →

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