As an artist and a writer, I love pulling strands of folklore into our current world, imagining what could be, and paying respect to the past.
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- Runner-Up in After the Parade Challenge
“The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window,” Fin whispers in her best Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark voice, striking a long match and carefully feeding it through the mouth of the jar in her hands, lighting a half-way burned down red candle. “There. That should protect us from unsavory things that lurk in the dark.”
- Third Place in Homecoming Challenge
Wheat and Roses
Her rough dirt-covered fingers find space between my thorns, two hands lengths below a bud that shed its last petals weeks ago in anticipation of the upcoming frost. She bends me gently with her thumb and forefinger and slices my stem at a 45-degree angle.
Healing Through Art
Every strand of fiber holds many stories. The story of the animal or plant the fiber came from; the story of the person who harvested the fiber; the people who washed, dried, combed, dyed, spun the fiber into yarn; the artists who wove the yarn into cloth; the ones who sewed pieces of material together, designed the finished products, packed those pieces into shipping boxes, brought those boxes across sea or land and hung those pieces in shops or windows or galleries, help sell the pieces and packed them into a bag or box. The story of the person who bought the piece. Or the story of the person who received the work as a gift.