Red Riding Hood

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE Model: Love Chappelle   An errand of mercy, a basket of love. Only the best of intentions are paving this path. But girls have been lost here before. Sweet girls, frivolous girls. Girls she has played with, spun with,...
We hope you're having a gorgeous Wednesday! We wanted to make your afternoon slightly more gorgeous with this sweet missive from our friend Sherry L. Ross.   From Sherry: I'd like to wish everyone a soul-satisfying spring. I know I'm especially in need...
Photography by THE WITCHING HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Model: Kassi Stein Gown: El Costurero Real She was raised knowing what decadence was. It surrounded her in the form of  beautiful things—satin sheets and silk drapes and couches covered with brocade, gowns designed especially for...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden

The Quest

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Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden You watch from the forest path as she emerges from the heavy oak door of her cottage and ventures straight into the woods, ignoring pathways and deer trails. You follow, careful not to make any...

Creatures of the Snow

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Art by Sigrid Rødli The snow and ice bring with it a pantheon of winter spirits that range from the benevolent to the purely evil with every shade of slushy gray in between—from impish Frost Faeries that paint the autumn...
Photography by Katerina Plotnikova There are souls whose hearts beat out an unkept rhythm that can’t help but keep them on the margins of our ordinary world. She was one of those wild souls—the young lady in the park who...
Do you remember this stunning piece, "A Dream of Muddy Water," by author River Jordan in our Practical Magic issue (which has long been sold out but is available as a free download (because we love you)? Learn all about River, who...
STAR DAUGHTER IS COMING OUT FROM HARPERTEEN IN AUGUST Sheetal got up and moved to the window. She stared at the great dark sky that arced over everything like an infinite ocean, taking in the uncountable coruscating stars, and wished...
The word Pre-Raphaelite almost always conjures up a certain kind of woman. She has a cascade of copper hair, a face filled with mournful longing, and a deep jewel-colored gown. She has found herself locked in a tower, married...
Photo by Natalya Letunova on Unsplash Article from Issue #40 Subscribe | Single Issue Every few years they came searching and this was the year they found them. Three sisters living at the edge of the forest. The youngest sister was at the river when it...