” Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” by Neil Gaiman
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
He buried it here, in this yard we never owned and that you were born far from.
WTF Is Tarot? by Bakara Wintner
It is a common belief in magic that energy follows intention. This is why mindful practices like building altars, meditation, journaling and rituals are integral to a magical life.
The Butterfly Lampshade by Aimee Bender
As a game, a game I had played with myself many times before, I let the thing in front of me lose a little touch with itself. I liked to play it if my mother was late, or if I was at a birthday party where I didn’t know the kid very well: to loosen my understanding of the relationships between things and try to see what was happening in front of me as if I did not know what it was. What was this colorful circle held by a parent and topped with lit candles? What were these shiny wrapped boxes all in a pile? How easily I slipped into it, the sensation that I had materialized from elsewhere, without handbook or experienced context.
She lowered her voice, but the darkness worked as an amplifier and I could hear her well.
Double Bind by Claire Vaye Watkins
Like a game of musical chairs, except the, music stops when you turn 30 and that’s where you sit for the rest of your life. If you’re not happy with the chair, too bad.