“A Petrified Heart” published in Wyngraf

The day has finally arrived!  It’s time for cozy fantasy, courtesy of the inaugural issue of Wyngraf.  My story in the issue, “A Petrified Heart,” has its roots in my childhood, growing up in a neighborhood filled with oak trees with lots of acorn halves all over the ground.  You can see the influence very early on in the story.  I used to gather some of them with bits of bark, fallen rhododendron flowers in our backyard, and even a berry or two from my mom’s bushes to set up little fairy place settings. 

I also always loved the piece of petrified wood pictured here, which my parents kept on a shelf. 

Needless to say, I really enjoyed the worldbuilding on this one.