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
The Storyteller of Shimmering Fen
From Gwyneth: Some Faires, this doesn’t happen, but most it does. I’ll be in a Realm, and I’ll meet one of the inhabitants and learn their stories, or I’ll just get a strong feeling about something, and then for a few hours I am suffused with the essence, not of that person, but of someone… Continue reading
It’s never an ordinary walk, is it…
From Friðrós: Well, Her Majesty will want to know about this. So I should document it, I guess. I have a little camera, and Viska’s along with me, so she can help me take some photographs: Huldufólk, much as I wish it weren’t so, aren’t great with technology unless we’re in a Realm that’s bound… 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
In Living Echoes
From Friðros: It isn’t worth it to follow the Shining Throng around everywhere. At best, it’s tiresome, fun old dad jokes told in tandem by Queen Gwyneth, Nathaniel, Security Chief Wulfrich and First Officer Brán notwithstanding. And those are the high points. At worst, I worry I’m becoming more like her. I noticed my eyes… Continue reading
Brán The Shutterbug!
Some of you know that my Chamberlain, Brán, has an on-again, off-again love affair with photography. He just got a fancy new camera, and of course he had to try it out on me eventually. He started, as he often does, in the Sacred Grove; it’s his favourite place to take pictures, he says, because… Continue reading
Poetry is an Echo, Asking a Shadow to Dance
Carl Sandburg wrote those words. Sandburg as a poet wasn’t studied overmuch when I was at uni doing my literature Master’s, but I had read some of his things in an independent study. He was on the short list of poets I wanted to cover in my PhD work, partly because, when I looked in… Continue reading
Return Of The Light
I think we choose to celebrate darkness, madly and wildly, until it catches us deeply and seems unwilling to let us go. Once darkness has had you like that, you end up either celebrating it even more wildly, or retreating, as I have done, into a more peaceful world. I am aware of the unimaginable… Continue reading
An Extra Place at the Table
It is October in Awenia. And so we watch the world change, and sometimes we make the world change, as our magical year turns toward its ending. And yes, we believe that inside all endings there are also beginnings, and that is how we see the world on a wheel. Our Three Realms, Land, Sea,… Continue reading
What We Become
They tell you when you start the roadThey tell you that the road is longThey don’t tell you it never endsThey don’t tell you that it’s all hills It’s beautiful, it’s beautifulIt’s long, it’s hard, and I am tiredAnd here among these picture booksPerhaps I’ll rest a little while They’re all well-kept, the picture booksLike… Continue reading
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.