Charles Vess

Father Christmas and the Tomten

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Written and Illustrated by Charles Vess From Issue #29 - digital // print Come closer and listen well, for I have a tale to tell. For...

The Holly King

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Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden Wassail, drink hail to the sleeping trees blanketed in a white cloak of snow, under the dark of night. Leave the warmth...

The Lovers and The Labyrinth

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(for Jared) The city: metal skins cloaking thin, high stairs that step slyly to the side and flower into balconies or turn and twist into spires, piercing...

Girl With Cloven Feet

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Article taken from Issue #36 || Autumn 2016 Print || Digital A hunger for green things| starts in the toes, lingers at the hedges on deersoft steps. She waits for nightcover to track...

An excerpt from The Rules of Magic

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By Alice Hoffman Illustration by Charles Vess Article from the Autumn Issue #40 - Subscribe or Buy Issue The most glorious hour in Manhattan was when twilight...

An excerpt from The Wind in His Heart

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She scrambled up the bank of the wash and ran across a dirt yard, right up to the front door of the witch’s house....

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...

Sister Witch

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  Every Halloween, no matter what the newest costumes might be, there are always little girls who insist upon dressing as witches. You can see...

Artemis of the Silver Bow

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  In the shadows of mountains and in the wind on mountain-tops She loves to take her bow Her bow made all of silver And shoot off her...