Gingerbread House Lit Mag

mama always says

beware the fairy at the well

she changes her shape
wrinkled hag with swollen knuckles and stooped shoulders
fair maid with shining eyes and soft hands

no matter the gift
say no

always say no

or you may end up like me
hiding from greedy kings and princes
spitting diamonds and pearls from bloody gums

Rebecca Buchanan

Rebecca Buchanan is the editor of the literary Pagan ezine, Eternal Haunted Summer. She has been previously published or has work forthcoming in Enchanted Conversation, Eye to the Telescope, Faerie Magazine, Mirror Dance, Polu Texni, Silverblade, Star*Line, and Three Drops From a Cauldron, among other venues.

Artwork: Minjae Lee, Maria
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