The Curious Leaf: An Adventure in Wishing Part 1

The-Curious-Leaf-An-Adventure-in-Wishing-Curiosities-0-KindleOnce upon a time there was a flower who wanted to do more than stare out the window and stand reliably in her comfortable pot.

She wanted to fly.

Oh! To have wings she could stretch and unfurl! Wings that could take her wherever she wanted to go.

She would finally be able to see what waited beyond the path that curved round the hill. With wings she could explore the forest that loomed quietly to the west or talk to the fish that swam in lazy circles in the pond to the east.

As a wingéd flower, she would have a chance to find her fortune rather than waiting passively for the seasons to change, her stem to grow brittle, and her petals to fall one by one until all that was left of her was a few withered leaves and a crumpled face that had once been bright yellow.

Some flowers, you see, are remarkable creatures that die every few seasons, only to be born anew once more. Bigger. Stronger. Budding life on their previous lives and accumulating a sort of verdure venerability.

But our flower is a young flower who has only lived a total of two seasons. Three, if you are inclined to generosity and count the current season. Still, the drumbeat of the autumn pulsed up through her roots, into her stem, and rattled against each of her petals. Our flower knew, as all greenlife knows, that one’s own life was subject to the capricious whims of mortals, the ravenous appetites of birds, the occasional cat whose curiosity outweighs its good sense, and the rather flighty nature of the wind.

Just because one might live and die and live again, doesn’t mean one will.

More and more the little flower’s heart turned to the sky that hung prettily as the northern frame for the world.

“Wings,” she sighed. “All the world to find, if only I had a pair of wings!”

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Secrets of the UnderWhere Officially Launches

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Mark your calendars. Every Thursday we’ll be venturing to the depths of the UnderWhere where monsters and nightmares and all sorts of shadowy creatures are real.

In general, UnderWherians tend to avoid the UpThere and the OverWhere like the plague. After all, those two Wheres are notorious places to find things like mortals and *whispers* grimmer things like *shudders* children.

But late one night, in the middle of the Grand Mayor’s speech, the Prince of UnderWhere arrives in all the Pomp and Ceremony an UnderWherian of his stature deserves. He has come with an impossible task, and no is never really an option–not if you want to keep your head about you.

But once the prince leaves and the crowd clears, a singular creature is left behind. A creature that looks remarkably like a small, grubby, human child . . .

New secrets of the UnderWhere will be posted every Thursday beginning on 21 May 2015. (barring the occasional dragon problem). If you’d like to keep up to date, subscribe to this blog (top, right column) and get the updates delivered to your in box.

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Mira Morganstein Queen of the Nearly Dead Fae Officially Launches

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Welcome!

Every Wednesday we’ll be tagging along with Mira, Changeling, and a host of other Oddities as Mira explores her faerie gift–which happens to be the most awesome ever!

She’s in line to become a new faerie queen.

Of the Nearly Dead Fae.

* glares suspiciously at the zombie horde hiding in her closet *

No, not that kind. Zombies are a purely mortal invention. No, being a Queen of the Nearly Dead Fae doesn’t involve flamethrowers, holding back the faeries, or preventing said faeries from snacking on mortals.

Her job is much more important than that. It involves . . . well, you’ll see beginning on the 20th of May. Join Mira as she learns of her gift, travels to Faerie by Redacted, and attempts to find that tricky balance between choosing her own path and fate.

Mira’s story will be posted every Tuesday beginning on 20 May 2015. (barring the occasional dragon problem). If you’d like to keep up to date, subscribe to this blog (top, right column) and get the updates delivered to your in box.

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The Faerie Thief Officially Launches

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Welcome!

Beginning next Tuesday (19th of May), we’ll be traveling to the Garden in Faerie where a youngling named Gwyn lives under the iron *cough* thumb of the (faintly Wonderlandian) Ruby Queen.

Here, in the Garden, the flowers tell tales, magic is real, and the Ruby Queen seems determined to squash Gwyn like a bug beneath her heel.

But all is not as lost as it seems.

With the help of her secret friend and her fair weather cousin, Gwyn discovers a talent of her own that might very well provide the means of her escape.

If only she can figure it out before the Ruby Queen and Redacted join forces to keep her imprisoned in the garden forever.

Gwyn’s story will be posted every Tuesday beginning on 19 May 2015. (barring the occasional dragon problem). If you’d like to keep up to date, subscribe to this blog (top, right column) and get the updates delivered to your in box.

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The Curious Leaf Officially Launches

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Explore new worlds with Kya and Hearthorne!

You can either click the “Come Aboard” link above or here to be taken to the main page. It’s a little bare now, but I’ll be keeping careful record once content is up (next week!). The look of The Curious Leaf page is likely to change in the future, but the content will be the same.

The-Curious-Leaf-An-Adventure-in-Wishing-Curiosities-0-KindleThe Curious Leaf will follow the adventures of Kya and Hearthorne (introduced in their first short story: The Curious Leaf: An Adventure in Wishing. If you’re subscribed to Scribed, you can read it for free. I will also be adding it to our library later this week, so you’ll be able to read it for free here.)

Their first voyage will be to the moon where they meet a very special creature (and sample the finest moon cheese) that sets off a chain of events that will guide their journey onward.

Details of their exploits will be posted every Monday beginning on 18 May 2015. (barring the occasional dragon problem). If you’d like to keep up to date, subscribe to this blog (top, right column) and get the updates delivered to your in box.

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