Ferns and Fairy Tales

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Photography by Scott Irvine There is something inherently magical about ferns. Perhaps it’s because they’ve retained their prehistoric look. Ferns took root long before animals walked...

Signs You May Be Moonstruck

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Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden   Moonflowers are your favorite bloom. When you see a painting of a moon-gazing hare, you whisper, “Me too.” You...

Brokenhearted: A fairy tale by Alice Hoffman

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Short Story from Issue #35 Summer 2016   This is the way she knew he was gone: The door was open. His boots were missing. The...
Terry Dresbach Diana Gabaldon as Iona MacTavish Outlander Faerie Magazine

Dressed to Thrill

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Should you encounter Terry Dresbach at Thru the Stones in late November, billed as “the first and largest Outlander convention in the Central United States,”...
From Stories from the Arabian nights retold by Laurence Houseman; with drawings by Edmund Dulac. Wikimedia Commons.

My Arabian Superheroin

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Every time my writing gets stuck, I ask myself, “How would Scheherazade get out of this?” Of course, she would know what to do. That’s...

The Troubadour’s Guide to Modern Courtly Love

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Article from the Medieval Issue #41 Print // Digital Ah, young courtly love, the all-consuming, not-quite platonic, and entirely effusive adoration of a medieval knight for his liege’s wife. The...

Forest Bathing

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Photography by Inge Bovens Elves and fairies have long embraced the magic of the forest, living as they do under wild mushrooms and toadstools, on...

Professor Tolkien and the Faries

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J.R.R. Tolkien believed in fairies. At least, he as though they were real in his essay “On Fairy-Stories,” first given as the Andrew Lang...
Outlander, AF Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

A Wild Yarn

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Feature image credit: AF Archive / Alamy Stock Photo When it comes to costuming, enchantment lies in the details. Flora Kennedy’s exquisite accent pieces add layers...

Signs You May Be A Wood Nymph

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Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden • If you go longer than a week without visiting the woods, you start to fade and pine, whether it’s...