December 1st Haints by Meghan Palmer on shelves. “Haints” is a fantastical novel that tells the story of the Whitts, a shamanistic Appalachian family, each with their own special talent, tied to their farm since time immemorial. They live a life of uneasy truce with the surrounding community. For generations, the family has been tasked with protecting the world from the threat of haints―spirits drawn to feast on the bright, delicious lure of human emotion. When the haints are called out again, the entire Whitt family must find a new weapon to restore the precarious push and pull of light and dark. The ancestral spirits, bursting from their slumber as butterflies, lead the valley in a spirit walk, where the Whitt family must find the ultimate weapon against despair. But first, the Whitts will have to conquer their own doubts and fears.” December 3rd The British black comedy Silent Night in theaters and streaming on AMC+ “A couple invite their closest friends to join their family for Christmas dinner at their idyllic home in the …
Found this birds nest in my front yard, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with a covering of lichen before.
The stones were stillmourners marchedthrough the morning grey Casket held overgrim facesthe stones were still To foreboding drumsand forlorn trombonemourners marched And circled roundthe waiting gravein the morning grey
bright harlequin leaves fall languidly to the ground undressing the trees sweet summer is over a season of mischief has begun