Tag Archives: fantasy

Disaster Under the Double Moon

The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack shot a glance across his shoulder. The peculiar orb had … Continue reading

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If It Can’t be Explained, It Didn’t Happen

Art by AnAngryScottsman The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One Zack Dore lived for the fantastic, … Continue reading

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What Happens While You’re Lost in Thought

‘Bicycle Boy’ by Mateusz Urbanowicz The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One “Zachary Zinn rode like … Continue reading

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Into the Unknown

Photo by Johannes Plenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Prologue “There’s magic in the world. And … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map is Here!

Preface: There’s Magic in the World Bedtime is the time to stall. And asking for a story is the best way to do it. In response to such requests, many years ago I began improvising an ongoing story for my … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map is Coming!

Concept art created for the Walt Disney series. Introduction Seven years ago, when my blog site was new, I published a complete fantasy novel The Wishing Map here online at The Power of Story. It was received with great enthusiasm … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Life

My first home (as I remember it). My Real Memoir From the beginning, I was a daydreamer. Maybe because I spent so much time alone. I was clearly daydreaming in the womb, staring at some pretty placental pictures, when the … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fairies

People have always dreamed of fantastical creatures, terrifying and gentle, hideous and beautiful. But especially of fairies. Why? Because they’re the ones most like us–only with magical powers! What better way to escape when you were stuck in your room … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant: An Easter-Inspired Tale

Originally posted on Classic Reads:
I wanted to share a story that surprised and touched me. I love Oscar Wilde’s writings, from “The Importance of Being Earnest” to “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” But did you know he wrote a…

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Movies That Have Changed Me

Fantasies The release of Mary Poppins Returns triggers my memory, but first things first. One of my earliest movie memories is of The Wizard of Oz, which unless you’ve been living under a stalactite you’ve probably seen multiple times (it’s the … Continue reading

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