Caribbean Folklore: Nickernuts
Nickernuts are yellow, grey, or caramel-coloured seeds of the Warri tree in the Caribbean. These seeds have medicinal purposes and are also used to make jewellery. Their buoyancy in water probably explains the belief that they protect from drowning. When magic is present, it’s said that their colour changes to black. What do you call…
Monday Inspiration: Keep Making Magic
Writers are magicians. We take something that didn’t exist before—an idea morphing into a nebulous concept that floats around in our minds—snatch it, and then make it real by writing a story, poem, essay, etc. that adds beauty, joy, knowledge, wisdom, and hope to the world. Keep making magic!
Flash Fiction: Visitors
Dogs howl when six of us enter the fishing village on the western tip of the island at dusk. The moon flees behind a cloud. We are as strange as the texture of night. A mystery solved on the tongues of ancient sages from the Motherland.