Essays

Essay — Magical or ordinary?

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Image of small opening between moss covered rocks
Image source: HL Carpenter

What do you see?

Pink and Red crape myrtle blossoms
Image source: HL Carpenter

A uniquely double colored crape myrtle

or two unexceptional bushes tangled together?

Image of small opening between moss covered rocks
Image source: HL Carpenter

The entrance to a troll cave

or a pile of grungy moss covered rocks?

Climbing vine with heart shaped leaves
Image source: HL Carpenter

A Jack in the Beanstalk moment

or a gone-wild vine that needs to be pulled?

Do you see the ordinary?
Or the magical?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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