Little Velly Northwind
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Little Velly Northwind

Little Velly Northwind’s father was a ghost. Her mother was a conjurer. They raised her ladylike…almost. Little Velly Northwind’s friends were skeletons and bats. She kept spiders in her hair. She played hide-and-seek with cats. Little Velly Northwind didn’t need to wish for many things. She had every monster she could want, every magic potion … Continue reading

Haunted
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Haunted

I love American Scream. Have you seen it? Of the three families the documentary follows, only for one person do the film makers ask why Halloween means so much to him. For the others, why seems answered with a quick “it’s fun” sort of answer and that’s it. Victor though didn’t get to celebrate Halloween … Continue reading

In the Graveyard
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In the Graveyard

“Not all angels are gold and light,” her mother often said. “Some are dark and, oh, don’t forget–they commune with the dead.” The little girl walked quietly, listening close and nodding her head. The two walked through the graveyard gates to see that grandmother was fed. “Now darling daughter, don’t be shy. There is no … Continue reading

A Raven
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A Raven

A raven flew into her hair one day and asked to make a home. The raven promised her everything. “You’ll never be alone.” She allowed the bird to perch in her thoughts and dreams. The raven kept all promises. “The world isn’t what it seems.” Her powers grew strong and true like nothing ever seen. … Continue reading

There’s a woman selling pumpkins…
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There’s a woman selling pumpkins…

There’s a woman selling pumpkins and gleaming carving knives. She’s selling rose-red apples and tricks for stealing lives. The black birds call her mother. The wolves bring her fresh meat. The spiders weave her dresses. She calls them all,”My sweet.” There’s a woman selling pumpkins and she calls herself a queen. She rules the spirits … Continue reading