I often sketch or doodle on what ever piece of paper happens to be handy. My muse must like the rhythmic scratching of my pencil because it has helped me get past many a writing block. I thought it would be fun to share some of those sketches with you along with an excerpt or …

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For my tenth birthday, my aunt and uncle gave me several interesting books, one of which was A White Horse with Wings by Anthea Davis. Printed in 1968, it is a collection of stories, most of which are retellings of fairy tales and myths. I read them many times through out my childhood. And one …

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My previous posts spoke mostly of goblins, but they are not the only ones you’ll meet in the story of Lumina and the Goblin King. There are also other fairies and elementals that play a part. The four (sometimes five) elements have long played a part in ancient folklore and alchemy, and elementals were often …

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I hope you’ve found the posts interesting so far! Of course, there are many, many, many more goblins which I did not mention (no offence intended!). This is the final post of The Goblin Host, but next week’s will be about one of my favorite goblins – the phooka – shapeshifting tricksters of which there …

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To pick up where we left off… Shellycoat – a water bogie who haunts the coasts and rivers of Scotland, so named because of the coat of shells he wears. He finds great fun in leading travelers astray, although he is most often considered to be mischievous rather than malevolent. Cu Sith – Fairy dogs …

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“The hall opened up before her, golden and bright. Dancers filled its jasper floors, swirling between the agate pillars. The whole of her vision was consumed by them as they gamboled past. Their vague features were smudged and undefined, revealed only in flashes. A kaleidoscope of pictures falling like leaves before her eyes; a donkey’s …

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Many tales mention the the two courts of Faerie. Sometimes they may be called the Seelie and the Unseelie, or perhaps the Summer Court and the Winter Court. Neither is wholly good nor wholly bad, though for humans, neither is wholly healthy. In Lumina and the Goblin King there are two courts as well. Though …

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“Don’t steal from the goblins… Because every debt comes due, eventually. And even deeds done with the best intentions often come at a price. Some things are worth the price though, what ever it might be. A dying kitten and a rash decision will lead one kind-hearted sprite to make that choice. She will learn …

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