This will be a busy month on Fantasy Faire Radio. September will include a number of shifts in programs, and one spectacularly fun-filled event. (Pssst! Thar be Pirates!)
** The 2019 Edition of Tales from the Fairelands, will begin airing September 1st. Four times daily you can listen to one of seven stories or poems that were selected from the over 40 compositions submitted as part of the LitFest writing challenge this year, inspired by the created realms of the Faire.
This year’s edition Tales from the Fairelands includes: Ascending the Shrine Tree by Moira Draconia; Trolling for Answers by CeeJay Writer; Candle of Dawn by Caledonia Skytower; The Tiger of Urafiki by Fauve Aeon; Discarded Curiosities by Aznana Shieldmaiden; In A Sanguine Garden by Kayden Oconnell; and The Nature of Faire Fantasy by Caledonia Skytower.
Hello. It’s me again, the Fairelander. If by some small miracle you are reading this message, then perhaps you will understand my plight.
Perhaps you, too, still set your Scroll of Teleportation for Junction, only to see a blinking cursor above a nameless ocean. Perhaps you, too, still wake up giddy to greet the morning at Midas, only to rub the sleep out of your eyes and realize that Ishtar’s Gate has drifted away with the Mists. Perhaps you, too, adjust the pieces of your complete Her Highness’s Treasures gacha set, only to feel a profound emptiness—a void where something should be.
In my case, that void is the blank page I now hold in my hand, one page among many that I found washed up on the steps of Midas minutes before the Great Bongs of Doom sounded and the Fairelands vanished into the aether.
Memoirs of a Little Cat by Jillycakes Witchybean
For over two weeks, each night the little cat was magically whisked away to meet with other critters, human and fey folk. They gathered at twilight and toured worlds! Wondrous worlds filled with sorcery, mystical sights and music! Each world was so different from the last. Some nights, if one was lucky, they might catch a glimpse of the creator of such a marvelous place and learn of the thoughts and ideas of the creations.
A seductive question, perhaps the most enticing combination of word or thought that could be conjured. Once asked, it captivated; either by focus and endless longing, or through purposeful, eternal avoidance through fear of what may, or may not be possible.
Life is not just about the things one does, it’s also about the journey. Sometimes the road is easy, other times it’s fraught with hardship and pains, but every step along the way helps shape our fate. The funny thing is that sometimes we get presented with a path that we never saw coming.