We talked about the rules: don't chase things that are out of reach, a man chased a balloon up to the Moon's cheese and found only dust, pawn and solitaire. Don't follow rabbits through their holes or you may come across a sweating dragon's nest or Persephone, she twirls her pastel hair, a lighthouse for the lost and kidnapped.
Grant Tarbard has worked as a journalist, a contributor to magazines, an editor, a reviewer, and an interviewer. He is now the editor of The Screech Owl and co-founder of Resurgant Press with Bethany W. Pope.
The thing that gives hims a sensation of floating, other than anaesthetic or alcohol, is a mindfulness technique. You concentrate on the branches of a tree and your body sways with them. It makes him calm and gives a floaty feeling.
Art — Priscilla Boatwright is an illustrator and writer working in San Antonio. She is fascinated with myth, magic, and the connections between cultural identity and art. Priscilla received her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. See more of her artwork at http://cargocollective.com/boatart.
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