December 12, 2017

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER - December 2017 Issue - Table of Contents

Happy Holidays to all!
Enchanted Conversation is pleased to present
The Elves and The Shoemaker Issue
This classic Brothers Grimm tale was the inspiration for eight writers to create the original stories and poems presented here.

What happens when the solution to writer's block may be worse for the writer? Can a worthless girl discover a talent she never expected? Why does an online store make sure all their hats are specially wrapped in a secret? And what is the price to be paid when elves have things stolen from them?...Plus three more tales where elves and shoemakers are not always what they seem. Enjoy!
By the light of the full moon shining 
through the window, magic was created...
A.M. Offenwanger

Of writer's block, a last ream of paper,
and a blinking cursor on a blank screen...
Bill Davidson

I sat by the fire countless nights,
stitching shoes as you slept
and dreaming of home...
Shannon Cuthbert

Never steal from the elves...
Jacey Bedford

Trapped in sleep
Unable to move
Eyes refusing to close...
Priya Sridhar

GEAS
/…°eSH/noun:(in Irish folklore) 
an obligation or prohibition magically imposed on a person
Amanda Dier

A starving shoemaker of little means
with winter knocking on the door...
Matthew Wilson

Order from TaylorMade's Etsy shop today!
All hats come specially wrapped in a secret...
Heather Talty

This issue was edited by Amanda Bergloff @AmandaBergloff
who also created the accompanying art to the stories and poems.
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