Spelling Healing into a Rotting World… Witches in Fiction 2016

Welcome to the 6th year of Witches in Fiction, my Luvs. Today, storytellers, painters, crafters, sculptors, potion makers, ninjas, gardeners, photographers, potion drinkers, knitters, poets, doll makers… have brought their arts together in order to Spell Healing into a Rotting World.

If you have posted something for the party, please leave me a comment with your name, your post title, and the direct link to your entry. I’m adding my own information as an example:
– “Dance Old Bones”, by Magaly Guerrero – http://magalyguerrero.com/dance-old-bones/

I will add your links to the Party Day List (see below) as they come in. Please visit other partiers—it’s wicked fun, it’s polite, and it’s the main reason behind this healing party.

If you’ve yet to enter this year’s giveaways, please take a moment (or three) to do so now. All the giveaways will remain open until October 24th at 10:13 pm, EDT. Here are the goodies:
– 1st Giveaway – Groovy Crow, sponsored by Little Gothic Horrors
– 2nd Giveaway – Herbal Healing Salve, Love the Girls (breast massage oil), Florida Water, Prosperity Spray, and Rue Water, sponsored by Three Cats and a Broom
– 3rd Giveaway – A Circle of Healing and Love (bracelet), sponsored by Eliora
– 4th Giveaway – Avalon Eau de Parfum, sponsored by Alchemy & Ashes
– 5th Giveaway – Painting, Notebook and Pen, sponsored by SunshineShelle
– 6th Giveaway – The Basket (“Dancing around the Healing Cauldron”)
• A painting, by Magic Love Crow
• A tarot reading and a past life regression, by Touch of the Goddess
• A doll, by Olde Baggs & Stuffed Shirts
• Books, a $31.07 gift card, a tote bag, and a framed blackout poem, by Magaly Guerrero

Wishing you had more chances to win the giveaways?
– Some of our sponsors are also party participants. Anyone who comments on their posts (and has commented on the original giveaway) will get an extra entry to the specific giveaway.

Do enjoy yourselves, my Wicked Luvs. I wish we breed nothing but wonderful things out of this art-filled exchange. May we all get to smile happily… and wickedly, of course. 😉

Party Day List

– “Dance, Old Bones” – Magaly Guerrero
– “Peace Potion” – Pen and Feather (Sharon)
– “Heart Shape” – Witchcraft and Literature (Anna)
– “Healing Gaia (The Spirit of the Earth)” – Holly’s Horrorland
– “Smelling the Rot…” Moon Daisies, part 7 – Daydream Believers (Gina)
– “The Darkest Kiss” – Kestril’s Rhythms and Groove (Rommy)
– “Hope” – Ms Misantropia
– “Ribbons Dripping Healing” – Emotion (Sometimes) Recollected in Tranquility (Esther)
– “Healing Wish” – A Dash of Sunny (Sanaa)
– “Kindness” – Incipient Wings (Marfi)
– “Witches in Fiction 2016” – Little Gothic Horrors (Emma)
– “The WoMan with a Book” – Khaya Ronkainen
– “Healing from the Otherside” – Laura and Her Favorite Things
– “An Exuberant Song” – Cackle and Hoot (Lora Mahaffey)
– “Releasing The Power Of Gen 7” – Gypsy Spirit Rising (Holly)
– “We’re gonna need a Bigger bandaid!” – SunshineShelle
– “The Veil Keeper and a spell… WiF 2016” – Olde Baggs & Stuffed Shirts (Oma Linda)
– “Hekate” – Anima ex Manus Art Dolls (Ioanna Tsouka)
– “The Basket” – Magic Love Crow (Stacy)
– “Witches in Fiction 2016: Narcisa the Witches Wonder Cat” – Foreigner in My Own Backyard
“For Witches in Fiction 2016 – Spelling Healing into a Rotting World” – Rasz Art Designs

Dancing around the Healing Cauldron

The last pre-Witches in Fiction 2016 giveaway (The Basket):
1. A painting, by Magic Love Crow
2. A tarot reading and a past life regression, by Touch of the Goddess
3. A doll, by Olde Baggs ‘n Stuffed Shirts
4. Books, a $31.07 gift certificate/card, a tote bag, and a framed blackout poem, by moi

“Dancing around the Healing Cauldron”

“I know of freedom and bliss,” I said. The witch didn’t laugh at me, but I saw a roaring in the darkness brightening her eyes. “What! Can you teach my heart things it hasn’t felt?” The witch grinned, still silent. But this time, before walking into the woods… she beckoned me to follow.

Around a cauldron encircled by trees, gilded lakes, the moon, and forever living things, the witch introduced me to crows, dragons, festooned dolls, and telling words. “Dance with me,” she said.

We danced—my eyes open, her cackles true.

I knew of freedom and bliss, but I didn’t taste living until I danced with the Witch.

a wee note on healing (and sharing)
– Many of us are convinced that we know what we want, what we need, and where to find it. For some, this might be true… But for most—particularly for those who have stepped into the world in search of themselves—what we want and need doesn’t become apparent until we find it. This is one of the main reasons why I believe in reaching out, in smiling at strangers (no grabbing!), in sharing my art with the world, and in delighting in the heart-bits others share with me.

“Love”, baby crow painting, sponsored by Magic Love Crow

Celtic Dragon Tarot Reading and Past Life Regression, sponsored by Touch of the Goddess

Halloween Doll, sponsored by Olde Baggs ‘n Stuffed Shirts

Books (Bailey’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron, Iron Cast by Destiny Soria, All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John), a $31.07 gift certificate/card (Etsy or Amazon), a Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children tote bag, and a framed blackout poem, sponsored by moi
books-and-blackout-poem-giveawayMy silliness forgot to take pictures of the tote, but you can see it here and here.

to enter this giveaway (the mandatory entry)
– Leave me a comment telling me if you think that there is a relationship between sharing and healing. Could sharing our art, feelings, possessions… soothe our body and soul? How?

for extra entries…
– 1st extra: In 31 words or fewer, tell me what you think is going through the baby crow’s mind.
– 2nd extra: Which do you find more exciting, the tarot reading or the past life regression. Why?
– 3rd extra: The Halloween Doll is dressed quite fancy. Where do you think she’s going?
– 4th extra: Tell me the title of the last witchy book, which made you feel… something.
– 5th extra: Share this giveaway (on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter…) and tag me.

* Witches in Fiction 2016: Spelling Healing into a Rotting World starts tomorrow. Of course, my Wicked Luvs, you can still join the witchy fun. Just follow the link.

Giveaway Rules, details and stuff…
* I need to be able to contact the winner. If you don’t have a website or social media profile, through which we can interact, please add your email to your comment. If your name comes up, and I have no way of contacting you, I’ll choose another name.
* To my Canadian Luvs, before you can claim your prize, I must challenge your math skills by asking you a very obscure question, such as… what’s 13 + .5? Yeah, as obscure as the law
* This giveaway ends on October 24th, 2016, at 10:13 pm, EDT. The winners will be selected using Random.org, and their names will be shared on October 25th.
* This giveaway is open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.