Category Archives: Religion

This Should NOT Have Happened

Yesterday afternoon, as I was getting ready to wrap up at my office, I heard a shriek. Someone said, “There’s been a mass shooting, in Paris.” I put my head back down and kept working. I think a lot of … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Demons and the Gray Line of Reality – Part 2

People love to share scary stories, whether or not they believe them. All the incidents described the the librarians to me were hearsay evidence only and personal anecdotes. They were harmless to the great extend and didn’t hinder us from … Continue reading

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Mystery and Wonder

Mystery and wonder are two things that brings me back again and against to fantasy. I’m not talking crime novel type mystery but that sense of amazing and seeing without fully comprehending that happens when you stand at the top … Continue reading

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Debt or Chains?

More than any other genre, epic fantasy owes a debt to the past. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, the major brands of fantasy have their own version of the orthodox struggle of good and evil, often portrayed as the … Continue reading

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Forbidden Words, Subconscious Decisions

When I was maybe twelve, I ran across a Stephen King book. I don’t know what book it was. I think it was in my grandmother’s mobile home, when she was visiting us one summer. “Don’t read that,” she said. … Continue reading

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Things Fantasy Has Taught Me – Part 1: Maps

I have a special place in my heart for the Chronicles of Narnia. After Goldilocks and the Three Bears, they are the first fantasy books I clearly remember. My mother would read them to me and my sisters long before … Continue reading

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I’m Celtic….so, do I have to like Leprechauns?

The idea of religion in fantasy and how people react to it has been on my mind the last few days. The wall of my room is plastered with a raging mind map of one of my worlds. A large … Continue reading

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