Transdimensional Top Hat

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Digital drawing. A young woman at center seen from knees up, dressed in top hat, ruffled shirt, and a jacket with coattails. She stands facing forward, turned slightly to the right, arms raised and bent, hands flourished. From her right shoulder, a flock of a butterflies fly up to upper left corner, one of them perched on her right index finger. Bottom right corner, waist-high to the young woman, stands a classic style robot made out of blocks and circles, with right arm raised, see from mid-section up.

“Maybe this is my destiny,” Ro said, as she swept the top hat off the table and perched it on her head. 

She spun around to show her cousin who laughed, gave her a thumbs up, and continued browsing the crates full of old magazines.

The two were at an estate sale that had intrigued Ro because it was for the former belongings of a magician. 

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Imberflos

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ImberflosThe Northern Star that guides those who are lost from sky to earth to ocean was born of a flower.  So was the giant Scorpion, the Herald of Death, who carries the departed past the veil into the afterworld.  And so was the Blue Butterfly, the Emblem of Life, who guides newly arrived souls to their earthly anchors.  The star, the scorpion, and the butterfly.  The three are bound by an ancestor at once humble and extraordinary.  It had no name in its short life.

Now it is called Imberflos, the Stormflower. Continue reading