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Throwback Thursday: Midsummer Eve, by Edward Robert Hughes (1908)

I’ve encountered this wonderful piece many times on cards, posters and book covers over the years. It’s been in the public domain since before I was born, and that availability combined with  61 more words


My box

This Thursday’s guest poem is by Hope Owen-Gadd, my grand-daughter. It’s here because it’s the new poem that I’ve enjoyed most this week. Hope is 8 years old. 155 more words


#writephoto - The Wasting

Sue Vincent runs a wonderful writing prompt, #writephoto, each week, using her own photography as inspiration. Maybe it’s the snot monster talking, or maybe, once again, Sue has come up with a great image, but as soon as I saw this week’s photo I heard the first line of a story. 470 more words


Changelings: fairy thefts of human children

“Some night tripping fairy had exchanged/ In cradle clothes our children where they lay…” Shakespeare, Henry IV Part One, Act I, scene 1.

I have several times alluded to the very widespread belief in changelings, but I want to examine it more closely in this posting.   1,425 more words

Rafflesia: the Parasitic Flowers of Breath of the Wild

Let’s consider the similarities between the fairy fountains found in Nintendo’s new Legend of Zelda installment, Breath of the Wild, and the enormous blooms of our terrestrial… 911 more words

Genes And HBD

"When The Moon Sings A Song" #fairy

Status:  The original is headed for A.R.T. 2017  event in Taipei this April.

“When The Moon Sings A Song” – Dreamer Series
16×20″ original acrylic on stretched canvas painting. 21 more words


Short Story: The Willow Fairy

The moonlight filtered through the trees down to the forest floor as a shadow crept across the ground. She crept silently along the crumbled leaves that scattered the crisp and cool floor of the trees. 910 more words