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Strange Charms: Resistance

Strange Charms: Resistance

There is a lot of talk about resistance on the interwebs right now. And just because I love words, I looked it up. re·sist·ance rəˈzistəns/ noun 1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument. “she put up no resistance to being led away” synonyms: opposition to, hostility to, refusal to accept “resistance to change” 2. the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely. “some of us have a…

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Strange Charms – Themes in 2017

Strange Charms – Themes in 2017

In the words of my favorite movie Labyrinth, “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered [the Gnomies] have fought [our] way here to”… bring you Quantum Fairy Tales 17th issue! But really, we’ve fought through high winds, flooding, power outages, and giant falling trees to bring you our fall issue. Hurricane Matthew has not been kind to those of us on the east coast, but now the worst is over and the time has come to celebrate! As part of the…

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Strange Charms—Heeding the Siren’s Call

Strange Charms—Heeding the Siren’s Call

Sometimes themes inexplicably emerge for different QFT issues, and this time around, there seems to be a focus on sirens. Sirens are popular in mythology, where their enchanting voices and beauty pull sailors toward them, causing them to drown or wreck on rocky coasts. I’ve always loved the idea of sirens—a voice that captivates you and won’t let you go, no matter the dangers it may bring. The idea of being physically and mentally unable to resist the pull. In…

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Strange Charms: The Rebirthiness of Spring

Strange Charms: The Rebirthiness of Spring

Here we are, another spring has arrived in our hemisphere. That means all kinds of pollen and bugs and green things sprouting all over. Baby birds squawk and the naked trees grow new green clothes. Quantum Fairy Tales has grown a bit as well. We have a lovely new website, a couple of new members, and new plans for 2016. We also lost a few gnomies we love over the winter, but the good news is that in Gnomieland, no…

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Strange Charms

Strange Charms

Spring is here once again. Outside everything is changing, waking up, warming up, and getting ready to bloom. People are walking around red-eyed (not because they are cyborgs) and sneezing. Little animals are being born, gardens are being planted, and the gnomies are dusting off their winter chops; editing, sorting, sniffing and changing things up. First of all, this is our last issue with the incomparable Seaside Sprite. She leaves a hole in our hearts, but she is off to…

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Strange Charms-Celebrate

Strange Charms-Celebrate

My husband (you might know him as Schrödinger’s Cat here on Quantum Fairy Tales) and I love to celebrate—mostly because a celebration at our house involves pizza, ice cream, Fruit Roll-ups, or Toaster Strudels. As you can tell, we spare no expense! For the past couple months, Schrödinger’s Cat has been working on a big project at work. He is a mad scientist (physicist to be more precise) and built a camera for his lab that can take pictures of…

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Strange Charms: COMICS!

Strange Charms: COMICS!

This is largely unrelated to the specific contents of this issue, other than the fact that this is what I’ve been thinking about while working on this issue. I was out of work for most of the last month with some sort of creeping lung disease. My doctor gave me some names of what happened, using words that end with “itis” and “olis” and the like. I reckon it was probably a xenomorph that my body managed to abort. After…

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Strange Charms

Strange Charms

Ahhh… summer. Lazy days by the pool, or at the beach. Lemonade, hot dogs, and watermelon. Flirting with that certain someone who’s wearing a lot fewer clothes than usual, and maybe even stumbling into a hot new fling in an exotic vacation spot. This classic imagery is easy to lose yourself in. But be careful, because at QFT, all is not what it seems. That hunky new beau who takes you apple picking just might have a tale. Or your…

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Strange Charms: Science Fiction Haiku Contest!

Strange Charms: Science Fiction Haiku Contest!

Quantum Fairy Tales wanted to hold a special contest this month to honor one of our favorite genres, Science Fiction, by asking our readers to submit their best Sci-Fi themed Haikus! The winner will receive a gift card to the amazing Think Geek website. Whatever your fandom encompasses, Think Geek has your fix. Unless you’re into the really, really weird stuff. There are sites for that as well, but we’re not linking to them. Thats why you learned Japanese. ANYwho……

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Strange Charms: The Rejected

Strange Charms: The Rejected

I remember the first time I got a rejection for my writing. I was in fifth grade in Bakersfield, California, and all the fifth grade students were required by the state to complete a writing benchmark. We were supposed to write some type of historical fiction for the test. As my teacher stood in the front of the class giving us instructions before we started, I thought about all the awesome possibilities for my essay. I don’t remember how long…

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