Diversity in the realm

part one of a series by Hilary Bryant “CANNON FIRE! CANNON FIRE!” These words ring out across the entryway to the faire – both a warning (plug your ears, folks) and a proud invitation. With a singular and emphatic BOOM, it begins. Music plays, gentle and lively. Excited cries from vendors layer on top of […]

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Witch Life: Pumpkins

Pre-dawn on the way to feed the animals, the August air was cooler than normal with some humidity. The black cat followed behind, and an owl called three times in the distant forest. The pumpkin plant seemed to grow over night with skinny tendrils, large leaves, and crawling vines reaching into the pathto the chicken […]

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For Beauty’s Sake: Autumnal wedding

Every once in a while, you see something that is so gorgeous you have to stop and simply take it in. It may be a cryastalline dewdrop on a leaf, a richly-hued sunset, a baby’s smile, the wrinkled, aged hands of a grandmother, or a breeching, blowing whale. Beauty is all around us. To celebrate […]

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Shades of Autumn: Discovering Beauty in Light and Dark. A Note From the Editor

The light is changing, getting softer. The trees are shifting colors. The pool toys are packed away, the sweaters are being shaken out of their mothballs. It’s finally autumn. It’s been an incredibly challenging year. For some, grief is close and real. For others, loneliness lingers. For all, stress, change, and uncertainty are daily companions. […]

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