Chaos Magic from the Self-Help Shelf

The Chaos Protocols: Magical Techniques for Navigating the New Economic Reality. Gordon White, 2010. Llewellyn, 240pp. I picked up this book in Portland along with Peter Carroll's Liber Null, which I reviewed in October. I enjoyed Carroll's breakdown, and especially his voice, thoroughly. The "magic" of magic for me has come with the ritual leader's... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Stew (Part 3)

The final part in my Halloween special. Start at part one if it passed you by. Dig in! She ate the rest of the second stock pot and fell asleep again, this time on the downstairs couch. This time, when she woke up, the voices were louder, and she could just hear the sound of furniture knocking... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Stew (Part 2)

Part two of three in my Halloween special! If you missed part one, scroll down or click here. For those of you sucked in, thanks so much for your reads and support. Enjoy!   And then, unmistakably, a spiny ridged back broke the surface, curling itself along the edge of the pot, before sinking under... Continue Reading →

Featured post


My first foray into short fiction. I'll be posting this story in three parts each day leading up to Halloween - it wasn't meant for the season, but I'll use use the serendipity of the moment. Boo.   Dinner was ugly. “Mongolian 19-Spice Stew,” her mother said, stirring the pot without turning her face up... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Book Report! (June 2018)

Writing my own words seems like an intransigent problem to me recently. They refuse to come, even in conversation, I'm unable to tell a story or a joke, the plot points dissolve on me, the narrative is cloudy. I'm having trouble making my own world feel like a coherent whole, and the lives of my... Continue Reading →

Featured post

My House

My house stopped smoking a little too late in life. She still has a raspy old smoker's laugh. My house practices voodoo but doesn't really believe in the stuff. My house had three kids by the age of 21 and one of them isn't speaking with her. My house drinks Smirnoff and smokes weed on... Continue Reading →

Featured post

When they misgendered you at your memorial.

Let's Queer Things Up!

There were drains hanging from my chest when I made the first phone call. Not even two days before, I was under the knife, having a surgeon — an artist — remake my chest. These are scars that you will never see.

“Hey,” I say softly into the phone. “I think you should come over. I’ll explain when you get here.”

When I hang up, I straighten my spine and I slap myself across the cheek. Our friends are coming over, and I remind myself that I can’t crumble, not now. I’ve never had to disclose that someone is dying, to shatter the world as they knew it with a single sentence. I guess because I was the one that was usually on the brink of death.

This was not the thunder I wanted stolen from me.

There’s a knock on my door, and the words are falling out…

View original post 1,212 more words

Court Jesters, Norm MacDonald, & Imaginary Castles

The kind of thing I aspire to write when I’m mulling over the world, but tend to stumble over. If this gets Norm one more fan, I’m all for it.

Daniel Douglas' Blog



     In just about every time and place in human history, those who are in positions of power regard eccentric behavior with suspicion. Especially eccentric behavior that contravenes or even simply ignores the dictates of the ruling order. Of course not every society is totalitarian. Some are more lenient than others. But every civilization, from the tiniest groupings of tents to the largest empires, have standards by which they define themselves, which holds the group accountable. The question of who sets those standards is profound enough for an entire book and can hardly be addressed in a single blog post. But underneath just about every form of government is the premise that a productive and orderly society necessitates an imbalance of power. Sometimes through conquest and the propagation of a royal bloodline. Sometimes from a person who wins a majority of votes. But in any case…

View original post 2,089 more words

Blog at

Up ↑

WitchesBrewPress's Blog

Illustrations, comics, art, music; your friendly neighborhood misanthropic Brujería- WitchesBrewPress


Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

The Catbox

Musings on modern Druidry in the UK

The Lady Meredith

Sex-Positive Erotica for an LDS audience

Mira & Irina

🌌Your life is an emotion ! Live it! 🌌

Drew Chial

Advice for writers, stories about the world they live in.


confessions are self-serving

c.l. polk

A fantasy author's carefully undisturbed website

GrannyMoon's Morning Feast ~ Healing Arts and Pagan Studies

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

Let's Queer Things Up!

Queer/trans identity. mental health. cats.

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

Help Me Believe

Strengthen the believer. Answer the critic.

The Godly Chic Diaries


Holland Rae, Writer

Romance novelist, traveler, journalist. Lover of female protagonists, spicy food, fast cars, and good books.


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Lucid Being

Esoteric My Universe! Articles And The Abstract!

Soul Writing Project

a place for poetic-ish ramblings on life, love and happiness ♡