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C4P29 – Gifts

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I’ve always been fascinated by fairy tales where the adventurer receives an odd bundle of seemingly useless gifts. For the curious, the items in Mizha’s handkerchief are a feather, a bit of bone, a Waiziki stone, and an obsidian knife. Each have a symbolic connection to Mizha’s story arc, the first of which, the feather, we’ll be exploring soon.

What does a feather make you think of? What do you think it might symbolize for Mizha?

Comic of the Week – As part of the Spider Forest collective, this week’s feature is Spare Keys for Strange Doors — a new favorite of mine! Toby Hathaway and Marion Sark are lovingly crafted characters expertly portrayed through voice and deed — odd as those deeds may be! Toby and Marion are Specialists in the the uncanny and supernatural. Visitations, disappearances, compulsions, manifestations, transformations and removal of uninvited guests all fall under their areas of expertise. Framed in an episodic structure, you slowly get introduced to a world that is simultaneously familiar, yet strange and occasionally disturbing. Definitely worth adding to your regular reading list!


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Hmmm, a feather and a flash of insight. Maybe it’s from a bird that symbolizes wisdom, as an owl feather would do in our world. I love how far you plan ahead and work things out. I can guarantee you that if I gave one of my characters four random objects, I would be finding out what their significance was at about the same time the reader does.

I also love random objects in stories. Whenever one appears in my own works, I get really excited because I never know what it’s for until the very end.

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