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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: Here's Lookin' at you, New Year

Strange Charms: Here's Lookin' at you, New Year

Brrr, Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Yup. We’re talking about the weather. Sort of.) Okay, winter’s kind of sucked, hasn’t it? Storms like Goliath and Jonas did their mean, stormy things, and we’ve been clobbered by snow, tornadoes, and an omnipresent, “let’s just hide under the covers until it all goes away” gross. Totally depressing, yes, but now is not the time to be depressed. 2016’s finally here, and with the new year comes new resolutions, hope, and an entire year…

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Strange Charms: Superstitious

Strange Charms: Superstitious

Today is our birthday! The Gnomies turn three years old today, and it’s extra special because it’s also our Lucky Issue Number 13. Some of you just visibly shuddered (we know, we are watching you) and a few of you bounced in place at the excellent coincidence that our 3rd anniversary issue, also our 13th issue, fell on Halloween. What makes a person superstitious? Why do we believe the stories we are told by childhood friends and cranky old grannies? If salt burns a…

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Editorial: Strange Charms – Siysphus

Editorial: Strange Charms – Siysphus

In Greek myth, Sisyphus is the guy how has to push a boulder uphill constantly. When he reaches the top, the boulder rolls down the the bottom of the hill and he has to start over. This is eternity for him in Tartarus, the underworld. The Greeks were better at making up punishments for the guilty than most. I’m engaging in a little bit of hyperbole here, of course. Primarily in that there are certain goals that can be met…

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Editorial: Strange Charms

Editorial: Strange Charms

Oh to be published! To find someone who believes in your work! Who thinks you are valuable and you have something to say! To be the one! To be snatched up like J. K. Rowling and cradled in the arms of The Big Six! This is the life writers and artists fantasize about. This is the life that fills our dreams with dinners on Stephen King’s yacht and Sci-Fi channel options for movies! Oh! To be published! To have a…

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