Her Majesty’s Chief Curator… Not at your service.
From Lira: Look, you don’t know me. You’ve never even heard of me. That’s normally how I like it. I am not a people faery. I am not really even much of a faery faery. I am—or I guess I was, or something—Her Majesty’s Chief Curator & Librarian. I did not apply for this job.… Continue reading
Sorcery, & Protection
If anyone every asked me whether I’d choose Swords or Sorcery, given the choice (no-one ever did!), it’s a foregone conclusion I’d choose Sorcery. I mean, do I look like a Swords faery to you? Of course both paths have their advantages, and it’s always a smart idea to have ties with those who follow… Continue reading
A Quick Reminder:
The Author won the COVID lottery (and by won, she means lost) this week, so she doesn’t have much energy for stories right now. But you should remember that Midsummer Enchantment closes TODAY! If you haven’t been yet, or if there’s something you weren’t sure you wanted to buy but now can’t get out of… 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
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
“It’s Life, Captain, But Not As We Know It”
My father had a tea cup with a picture of Mr Spock on it and this quote. I can remember my mother teasing him about it. He must be, she said, the only elf with this obsession with Star Trek. I can tell you now that’s not true: I have met a few elves who… Continue reading
Why do you come to Siren’s Lore?
The Lady in the Sky, she says, ‘Why did you come here’? And I say, ‘I came here to dance’. And she just looks at me, all level, even though she is miles above me. ‘You take a walk first, and then we talk again’, she says. So I do that; it’s not every day the… Continue reading
The Power of Hope
No; I don’t know what happened. In a moment of reflection, I began considering our land and its predicament. I took myself to the water ritual dais and meditated for a while upon the great axe left there, sunk in the stone, for some foretold ruler whom many now believed would never come. What to do;… Continue reading
Something alerted me today. Sometimes, the sounds in our magical forest are more than wind and birds, more than wolves and our own warriors. But it is hard to know where they come from. And so I scry. I make my way down to the scrying bowl, let the magic rise, toss in the appropriate herbs.… Continue reading
The Job that Wasn’t There
I’m not the one who ends up in situations like this. Usually, I hear such stories from The Amazing Catwoman. Her scrapes and follies with insane handlers and crazy situations are great campfire tales, but I would not want to live through them. Of course, she handles these situations with rage, whereas I have always tried… 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.