LitFest Tour Saturday May 10th 2020: Drifts of Anamnesis and Fairelands Junction

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour takes us to the desert regions of the Fairelands, both created by Saigye Lotus, Drifts of Anamnesis and Fairelands Junction.

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Drifts of Anamnesis

The desert is a place for stories … in ancient Halls, in private homes and out on the desert sands. Many voices will call to you as you travel though the Drifts … or perhaps your journey will lead to other journeys … The ancient names will call you, and the path through the sand will glow.

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to See:

The initially harsh landscape contrasts with the sumptuous jewel tones of the oases, which are scattered around the region. Be careful as you wander; it’s easy to lose your way and arrive in the mystical and sand strewn Fairelands Junction in the East. A group of three small travelling tents protect seats and a table of books from the harsh sun.

Songs of the Faire 2020 and the Book Table on the Drifts of Anamnesis,
Songs of the Faire 2020 and the Book Table on the Drifts of Anamnesis,

The books are all by authors who will be appearing at the LitFest, including Fran Wilde, our special guest. http://www.franwilde.net/. Click on any of the books … and see what happens

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall

Hidden Secrets:

A literary festival is to be held in these lands and our troll has already claimed his seat. Explore the haven nearby where cool wine and soft cushions lie within the walls and offer shade. Look to the towers with their hanging jewels and tiny candles. Other seating is scattered in groups around the region.

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to Ponder:

What brings readers to this land?
Is there a story behind the appearance of the troll? Did he wander from another land?
Who tends the fires and sweeps the sand from buildings?

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Judi Newall

Fairelands Junction

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall

This area is a cooler and more contemplative region than Drifts of Anamnesis, although the regions merge seamlessly. This is also the hub of the Fairelands – all the lands link back to here. They draw strength from the junction and in turn feed its power.

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to See:

As the portals link to other worlds, so they invite you to step through and instantly be enveloped by their stories.

Here are found caves, and within is an area for remembrance. The water and sunlight exude peace and invite you to light a candle to those who went before, or those who fight on. The statue of a lady watches from a jeweled cavern, but who is she?

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall

Here too are the worldlings, areas that may yet grow to full lands.

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Judi Newall

LitFest Information

Usually, tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We encourage people who join the Tours to write about the Fairelands we visit. We would love it if you would share your work by submitting your story or poem! All pieces will be posted online with others inspired by this region. You retain creative ownership of works shared.

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, some pieces may be recorded (with your permission) by Fantasy Faire Radio. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please let us know on your submission.

Submit your writing by e-mail to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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