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Mabon Thoughts from Pagan Photographer, Kim Griffin
Slowly a dying hush like a blanket of mist falls across a sleepy earth. The descending darkness embraces the great mother and sleep calls her whispering on an autumn breeze. Trees bow down as she passes a last blaze of finery and coppery gold leaves slip gently floating to the ground a patchwork of a fading summer.
The best time of the year for me is autumn . A time to go inwards and reflect on the past year - roaring fires and darkness. Evenings lit by glowing candles and reading ghost stories. Walking in a silent woodland leaves crunching underfoot and the smell of the earth's sleep. Spindly spiky boughs over head ghost-like against grey skies, always beautiful, somehow more evocative than summer.
The Latest Blog from The Story Cave …
The Big Bad Wolf, a Cosy Chat with
YA Romance Author, Anna Katmore
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun. I grew up in Vienna – not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to the country side, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop. (The laptop came first!)
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher back then called me a liar. Today, I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.
People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. After my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I knew I could do anything if only I never stopped dreaming.
That’s also part of what I teach my sutdents in writing workshops today. Always dream big! If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
Some personal stuff:
I love everything that is labeled Disney, and if it’s pink, all the better. My patronus is a wolf and my wand’s the broken twig of an apple tree, 10 inch, but it does the job. Glitter on my shoes is a must, though I don’t care for the glass slippers. Cinderella’s ball gown? Heck, anytime!
How did Riley and Jack come calling?
That is a very thrilling story. Let me start with saying: I was in a roleplay game. It was on Facebook and about fairy tales. I picked Red Riding Hood as my character and when I did that, something very strange happened. I felt an energy stroking over my skin and whispering in my ear. I think that was the first contact with Riley, really. I picked her, she picked me, and suddenly all those beautiful pictures started rolling in my head. Jack wasn’t there yet, back then.
So, the roleplay game went on for like two months, and when it was over, I thought for a moment about writing a similar story down, because Riley was still so loud in my head. But other things came in between and so I abandoned the thought pretty fast.
It was last year in winter, when I decided to take a really long break from writing for reasons of exhaustion, pressure and frustration with parts of the job, that Riley came back. She came two days after I announced my retreat from the writing world. She was really loud again. And this time, she brought a friend.
In my head, I saw a huge wolf sitting on a clearing in the woods. And his eyes looked so very familiar. Still, it took me a long time writing to realize that Jack, the wolf, has been with me in a very special way for years. I just never really noticed. Until I started writing things down.
So yeah, that’s how the two of them made themselves known to me. I’m smiling right now, just because of the memory.
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