So a few days ago, an interesting thing happened.
I don’t usually see a lot of mushrooms around our home, and I can’t remember ever being blessed with a Faerie Ring nearby any of my living space.
I’ve been getting up earlier on most days, lately, in order to give my Llady rides to work (we were temporarily down to one car), and one day, my extra morning time included two unexpected things.
Firstly, out of nowhere I was graced with an idea for my graphic novel that I feel really, really solid about.
And secondly, as I pulled back out of the driveway to go to a morning meeting, I noticed a new growth of mushrooms on a pile of mulch near the barn.
These pictures were taken when I got home, so the sun had taken its toll on them at this point. Earlier in the morning, they were much less droopy and as such, did form a circle. A real Faerie Ring, for the first time I can remember!
(And each morning since, that mulch is even more covered in mushrooms, by the way.)
That having happened, it made the idea I had for “Tock the Gnome” feel even more significant.
If you’re reading the comic, vague spoilers follow!
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