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Creature Feature

I like the way my auntie feels, warm like a candle, all over like her cheek, all over like under her chin, all over like the place on her shoulder she holds me to and shh shhs when I used to be scared. 1,891 more words


Edgar Brierre, Un Artiste D'Ame

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Edgar Brierre, a master Haitian artist.

I am very excited to share with you my conversation with him. We spoke Creole; I will translate it in English but some phrases were so unique and/or comical that I will leave them in their original format. 945 more words


A Rant Against Lazy Writing

Before I really dive into this, I have to admit to a few things.

The first is, in the reading of Bringing Race to the Table (review forthcoming) there have been a number of stories that have really ripped my eyes open and have broken my heart. 1,419 more words

Modern Day Worship

Beth reblogged this on Wytch of the North and commented:

I'm trying very hard not to let the Cernunnos thing ruin the whole Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy for me (because I identified with Branna a LOT, and her relationship with Finn had similarities to mine with Odin); still, I loved that trilogy so much up until that point that the identity-reveal of the "demon villain" was a big slap in the face. Even more so, the recent glomming onto Vodou deities as villains--although to be honest, the misrepresentation of Vodou (or demonology/-atry, for that matter is hardly a new thing. Still, why do writers have to go there? Come on, you guys, put your creative caps on and come up with something better--and less racist.

Done and done.

By this time this evening, I will have passed through the ceremony needed to give my assent to the Lwa who have offered me the opportunity for maryaj Lwa. 1,842 more words

Best Laid Plans

In my last entry, I wrote about the process of what would happen with my maryaj proposal going forward–namely, that there would be a small ceremony in March on the afternoon of Fet Damballah where I would officially say yes. 957 more words

In for a penny...

It has been a very long few weeks. I have sat down to write a few times and what has come out has turned out to be way more let-me-tell-you-a-story than I would prefer, so it has all been scrapped every time in the hopes that new writing would actually read more like reality and less like a picture book. 2,150 more words

She reaches...tree

She reaches

on toes

to touch

hold onto


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