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...

What You Wish For

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Feature Image © Martin Podt I sat on the borderland between two worlds: In front of me was the ocean, mist-cloudy and tumultuous; behind me was the lush, old-growth Oregon forest, dripping with moss and shouting out its throbbingly vibrant...
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...
My grandmother was a mysterious woman—quiet and stern, her burdens etched harshly across her face. Her home was unremarkable, uncluttered, and as sensible as the black-soled shoes she always wore. Grandmother didn’t have a chest filled with toys or...
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...
We hope you're doing beautifully today. We have some beautiful news for you too: Serafina and the Seven Stars, the fourth Serafina book in Robert Beatty's best-selling series, came out yesterday from Disney Hyperion! And we have an exclusive excerpt you can...
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...

Clockwork Princess

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Feature Illustration by Charles Vess Article From 2014 Spring Issue #26 Subscribe // Print // Digital Once, there was a clockwork princess who lived in a land of forgotten things. The King of this land had long since been forgotten, as had the circumstances of the...

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...
Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash, Witch, Enchanted Living Magazine

Seeking the Witch

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BY SARA CLETO AND BRITTANY WARMAN Few words conjure up an always bubbling, deeply complex brew of emotion like the whisper of witch. Depending on who you ask, witch can inspire wonder, fear, hope, inspiration, and longing. The witch compels...