Lorna Wallace

Freelance Writer

United Kingdom

I am an academic-turned-writer who covers literature, film & TV, history, and travel. I earned a PhD in English Literature (specifically Renaissance drama) from the University of Stirling at the end of 2021, after which I left the world of academia to work as a freelance writer. I live in not-so-sunny Scotland with my greyhound, Misty.

A Beautiful Mutation

This is all wrong. This is not how the story is supposed to end.

Fodors Travel Guide
The 10 Most Unique Cemeteries Around the World

Not all cemeteries are sad, especially the one dedicated to forgotten ice cream flavors. Hundreds of thousands of cemeteries are sprinkled across the world, and many are somber places that conform to roughly the same template. Purpose-built burial grounds tend to be located in grassy fields and feature rows of stone grave markers to commemorate the deceased.

Mental Floss
10 of the World's Most Terrifying Hikes

No prior familiarity with specialist climbing equipment (beyond walking boots) is required to tackle these 10 scary hikes, but nerves of steel are a must.

Six SFF Movies That Are So Bad They're Good

Movies that are known for being so bad, they're good form a loose genre, but it is one that can be hard to define. Sometimes these films are classed as guilty pleasures or cult classics, but straight-up terrible movies can occupy the former category, while genuinely great movies can occupy the latter.

Mental Floss
8 Facts About Iconic Scottish Hero Sir William Wallace

At the end of the 13th century, William Wallace led the Scots in battle against the invading English during the First War of Scottish Independence. He’s hailed as Scotland’s National Hero, but fiction has bled into the facts of his story. Many of the misconceptions about Wallace stem from Blind Harry’s 15th-century poem The Wallace, which in turn inspired Mel Gibson’s Braveheart (1995). Read on for the actual facts about the Scottish warrior’s life.