Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden

• You can lace your own corset without assistance.

• You wear corsets.

• When your friends order cocktails, you prefer a neat whiskey—or champagne if you’re feeling feisty.

• You believe music sounds best when played on a Victrola.

• Most of your remedies for colds or headaches come from your stock of dried herbs.

• Antique photos give you a strong sense of déjà vu, and a peculiar sadness.

• Your ankles feel bare without the brush of long skirts against them.

• Wait, bare ankles? How unseemly! Sturdy boots for walking in the Highlands, please!

• When friends ask you for makeup advice, you suggest crushed berries or herbs for blush and lipstick shades.

• Modern life is far too fast, chaotic, and noisy. You prefer quiet moments in nature, reading, working on embroidery, or gardening.

• You sew your own clothes … without a sewing machine.

• There are no televisions or computers in your home. Modern electronics make you feel uncomfortable.

• You reach out to touch every standing stone you visit.

Signs You May Have  FalleN ThRough TiMe by Grace Nuth  Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden Outlander
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden
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Grace Nuth is a writer, artist, and model living in central Ohio with her husband, black cat, and a garden full of fairies. She also co-wrote The Faerie Handbook, out in November 2017 from Harper Design. To follow her projects, please visit