This is a huge week for my family! On Wednesday, we bring home our new kitten, Freyja. Saturday is Litha, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Later that afternoon, my daughter Amy is marrying the love of her life, Joe, on the beach in Florida. I won’t be able to attend, but we’ve got a way for us to see the ceremony through FaceTime. What would we do without technology?
Come and celebrate with me! I’ve listed Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration at $.99 for the rest of the month. The paperback is only $5.99 and would make a lovely gift for anyone who loves magical stories and poetry.amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “colleencheseb-20”; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “manual”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_design = “enhanced_links”; amzn_assoc_asins = “B07DTSBH4T”; amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “0f97e4484e4b732653a0c24ce1f81539”; //z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US
Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.
Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humor, and a young girl who fulfills her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.
Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.
This summer solstice—
cheer the balmy rising sun
Litha blessings flow.
Triumph the light over dark,
feed the fires of midsummer.
©2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
The Summer Solstice is only days away! With the Covid19 Pandemic in full swing, join us live on Facebook HERE to experience the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.
Looking for a more hands on craft? Celebrate the Summer Solstice by making flower crowns! Check out Lavender Moon’s post below to learn more!
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.