Post-Faire Litfest Tour Recap! (Personal Edition)
From The Author: It’s been my honour and pleasure to be involved in the Fantasy Faire Literary Festival for the last 8 years. Over that time, I’ve assisted with guests, hosted and participated in events, led and assisted many Litfest Tours, and generally seen myself as Saffia Widdershins’ Girl Friday. One of the things the… Continue readingAii&Ego, Analog Dog, Astoria, Banshee Heartsong, Belle Epoque, BMe, CKit Falconry, Clover, Cole's Corner, D.U.S.T., Doe, EarthStones, Eldowyn Inshan, Empire, Empyrean Forge, EnLight, Ersch, Fantasy World, Find the Fish, Friday, HarshLands, Idoru, Jinx, Julala Demina, Kadaj Yoshikawa, Legacy, Lelutka, Lil Cinnamon, lrriven, Maitreya, Marcus Inkpen, Mondi Beaumont, Moth & Moon, Naminoke, ND/MD, Nefakalum, Petrichor, Petrichor & Ersch, Poet's Heart, PolyPlace, R3D, rainnn, Rise Design, Rivendale, rnR, Robin Bell, Safe Haven, Saiyge Lotus, Secrets of Gaia, Sharni Azalee, SK, Soul, Sweet Kajira, Sweet Revolutions, Sweetgwendoline Bailey, Tam, TamLorn Carterhaugh Wood, Telperion Design, Tentacio, The Looking Glass, Tville, United Inishcon, Yokai
Fury, and Calm, in Frostweald
From Friðrós: They didn’t have to speak to me like that. They didn’t have to laugh at me. Wulfrich and Brán are sort of naturally mean, and even Queen Gwyneth laughed. It was just a mistake. I thought the water must be shallow because it felt like I could see the bottom, and then my… Continue reading
From Gwyneth: I won’t say it’s my favourite time of the year, because that would be playing dice with the seasonal gods and spirits, but I do love high summer. And in as seasonably attuned a Realm as Awenia is, that means the world is teeming with life. And around, and around, and around turns… Continue reading
The Work Continues
As the sun rises over Awenia in its still-incomplete form, I’ve been thinking about the Realm Rebuild and why it’s so important to me. First of all, Awenia continues to be a popular tourist destination, and I want to make sure our visitors always get an authentic experience. I mean, I’m always thinking about that;… Continue reading
A Little Joy in Brocéliande
For the first time, my darlings, I considered staying home this year. I mean, many Realms are still struggling with the pandemic, and in at least one dark timeline, Boris Johnson is Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. That’s enough to scare a Fae Queen into holing up in her delightful tiny Realm and just… Continue reading
First Around the Faire
From The Author Fantasy Faire is so many things. For me, it’s a chance to remember fallen comrades, tell some new stories or expand on some old ones, introduce new characters, look at beautiful sites, and of course it’s the best shopping on the grid, bar nothing, nowhere. This year, Queen Gwyneth has sent ahead… Continue reading
The Way Things Grow
I should be used to it, really. Used to the way things appear and disappear and remake themselves. It is Faerie, after all. But that never stops me from just staring in raw wonder at some of the things that crop up. In the Sacred Grove, there’s a new faerie circle with lovely illuminated grass and mushrooms that,… Continue readingAmias, Analog Dog, Attic, Awenia, Awenia Faerie, Awenia Faerie Sacred Grove, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Dark Passions Events, DeeTaleZ, Happy Mood, HarshLands, Heart, Hextraordinary, Kibitz, Kopfkino, Lelutka, Maitreya, Maru Kado, Masoom, Midsummer Enchantment, Paper Moon, Raindale, Swallow, Teegle, The Little Branch, Valkyrie Designed, Wicca’s Originals
The Longest Short Walk Home
Warning The blank verse story below might make folks uncomfortable. It tells the story of a woman, different from others in her town, and a brief moment she endures on her walk home from a late night at her pub job. It shines a light on the shame we might feel when we are judged… Continue reading
Short Story Roundup
From The Author: Lately, I’ve not been inspired to write a lot of longish stories and have been sticking to single photographs. So here is a bit of a roundup of the last week or so in photographs. These have, except for one, already appeared on my Flickr feed, so they might seem familiar. The Moth,… Continue reading1313 Mockingbird Lane, An Lar, Analog Dog, Belle Epoque, Bliensen & Maitai, Catwa, Cerebrus Xing, Devious Mind, Exile, Fallen Gods Twelfth Anniversary, FoxCity, Heaux, Hextraordinary, Jeanette’s Joint, LAQ, Le Poppycock, Lootbox, Lumae, Magika, Maitreya, Michan, Petit Chat, Pink Fuel, ProFect, Ritual, Simple Bloom, SLink, Swallow, Sweet Tea, The Black Fair, The Plastik, Tram, Trick Or Treat Lane, Werh0use, Zibska
Narrators Gwyneth, The Amazing Catwoman, Friðrós, Davi, and whoever else springs out of The Author’s head, live in the parallel universe of Second Life. You can read their stories here, or just scroll down to see what Gwyneth was wearing when she wrote it.
Gwen Enchanted is a story blogger, a fantasy fashion blogger, and a thoughtful in-world photographer.
Caution: contains poetry.