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October 31, 2019

As with most Halloween traditions, several came from the Celts and their celebration of Samhain. The black cat that we love and celebrate today also has his roots in these ancient traditions.

Cait Sidhe (pronounced Kate Shee) is known to be a mischievous, magical member...

October 30, 2019

The story involves Jack and the Devil, but it has nothing to do with a fiddle.

The Legend of "Stingy Jack" starts in a tavern as any good story should. Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him at the bar. He then convinced the Devil to turn into a coin in...

October 7, 2019

October is an ideal month to talk about vampires. The lore of vampirism is millennia old, as even the Mesopotamians and Ancient Greeks and Romans had versions of their own kind of vampire. Yet the vampire as we know them today is mostly built around the stories from so...

June 20, 2019

Writing in multiple POVs presents a challenge. Their voices have to stay consistent, especially when they go chapters without sharing their perspective of the situation at hand, and the story must stay consistent both chronologically and eventfully when the characters...

May 20, 2019

This morning's newsfeed has been inundated with the Game of Thrones' season finale. People are upset, they didn't see this coming, how could these characters who had such beautiful character building throughout seasons 1-7 suddenly end like this....

You get the idea. Yo...

April 9, 2019

Fire regenerates

It makes space for the new.

Fire regenerates

It clears out old for youth.

Fire regenerates

but will you be at peace when it comes for you?

Phoenix by tomhotovy on DeviantArt.

April 2, 2019

He called her his sun,

but he never looked directly at her.

Only squinted in frustration

on days she shined a little too brightly,

and complained on days she hid.

He called her his sun, 

but only bothered to look at her 

when their time together was setting.

"She's beautiful."

...

March 25, 2019

Last week I took a much-needed vacation with my family to see the Red Rocks and Grand Canyon of Arizona. What stuck out to me as being the most powerful was not the expanse of rock or how red it appeared, but how water and wind had carved and molded the rock, thereby c...

March 12, 2019

Saint Patrick's Day is a just a little under a week away here in the United States, but already the stores are flooded with shamrocks, green shirts, green beads, and little ginger-haired men wearing green suits and hats. 
Actually, who am I kidding? The stores have bee...

March 5, 2019

March is often shown with rainbows, rain, green grass, and prancing leprechauns. So, in spite of the two plus feet of snow outside, I'm going to think rainbows.

I grew up reading mythology, and while Persephone certainly captured my imagination, Iris was never...

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