We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.

Folktales: Three Monsters


It’s another grim and heartbreaking day in the world. We’ve had too many of these lately, and Friday 13 seems particularly bitter and bitterly pointless. Other, better, more eloquent writers can tell you what’s happening, and give some shape to the numb weariness that overtakes us. Today, we want to celebrate life as usual, the ordinary everyday, boring days when nothing remarkable happens and good days when something hilarious happens.

Desiring Dragons

"Fall down mountains, just don't fall on me" by Mark Witton. Reproduced under Creative Commons.

Part 2 of 2. Our second round of editorial drinks for Terri Windling’s latest moveable feast. Read Part 1 here. JP2: We’re kind of circling back to what Tolkien said—we don’t want dragons per se,…Continue Reading

Desiring Dragons


'Storm Dragon' by Lisa Grabenstetter. Reproduced by kind permission.

Part 1 of 2 Our contribution to Terri Windling’s latest moveable feast is a potluck: a jumbling of literary reflections, theories, and disputations. After the topic was brought up, the editorial staff engaged in a…Continue Reading