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,...
Illustrated by Guinevere von Sneeden On the craggy west coast of Ireland in the 16th century, between the sloping green and misty valleys on one side and the crashing waves of the wild Atlantic on the other, nestled the barony...
Photography by Natalia Le Fay Follow Natalia Le Fay on Instagram @natalia_lefay. The Lost Queen by Simon & Schuster was published in September, 2018. Read more about Signe at signepike.com. Read Carolyn Turgeon's, EIC of Faerie Magazine, interview with Signe Pike. A chill...

Courage Tea

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 “They mixed henna with limes, roses, tea, and eucalyptus and let it simmer overnight, for henna’s hue reflects the strength of love of a woman for a man, the thicker and deeper the color, the more genuine the love....

Narwhals

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Monodon Monoceros: one tooth, one horn. Or one toothed unicorn. Narwhals are dappled grey whales that live in the Arctic, wielding nine-foot-long tusks. Their remote, icy habitat has shrouded them in mystery for centuries, weaving them into myth and legend. Growing...
Children! To perform this nifty trick, ask your mother for a shelled-out lemon, balled-up handkerchiefs, a vial of perfume, fire, and a pistol. “I have written this work,” writes Professor Henri Garenne, in his introduction to the 1886 edition...

Witch of the Wood

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They said she was outside of the village by a couple of miles, in a sort of travel wagon camped on the edge of an abandoned orchard. She was odd, almost crazy, muttering to herself as she went about....
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...
Photography by Gale Zucker. Model Ali Weiss At first she didn’t know a spell had been cast upon her husband. They had known each other since they were children. They’d grown up together and went to school together and loved...
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...