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Faeries and Folklore – Part Two: The Evolution of Fae

Faeries and Folklore – Part Two: The Evolution of Fae 

Last time we looked at the faeries as a whole, a genus. But to really get to grips with the fae and just who and what they are, we need to be more specific, we need to go deeper. If we arm ourselves with Purkiss’ list (refreshed below) we can begin to look at some […]

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Elements of Fantasy: Fairies

Elements of Fantasy: Fairies 

The types of spirits known as fairies exceeded the number of ways the word was spelled. Fairy godmothers were given human dimensions, oftentimes without wings. Tinkerbell was tiny with dragonfly qualities. Puck was mischievous and emotional. At a first glance, fairies lacked a particular identity. Many people adamantly believed in fairies. In Scotland, land developers […]

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The Battle of Science and Magic – Part One: Particles and Pixie Dust

The Battle of Science and Magic – Part One: Particles and Pixie Dust 

For a long time we have separated magic and science, drawing a line between fantasy and science fiction, associating magic with the past – usually a pre-industrial society – and seeing certain man-made inventions as the bane of magic, portraying science as the destroyer of dreams. This position is understandable. If magic represents the unknown, […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Mythical Creatures

Monthly Short Story Winner: Mythical Creatures 

Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a great leap day. The Fantasy-Faction Anthology Contest is now in full swing!  The amount of entries coming in is amazing! If you were thinking about entering a short story, don’t worry there is still plenty of time. The contest closes on June 30th. But, if you were thinking […]

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