Three Things Thursday: “Invasives,” a Giveaway, and Dandelion Cake


The excerpt reads: “I push down the urge to utter a curse. My mind is too rattled to fuse words coherently without causing more harm than intended.” From my new short story, “Invasives.”

My latest short story, “Invasives,” is nearing publication in the third issue of Stone, Root, and Bone magazine from Hagstone Publishing.

During her lunch break, Justine encounters a startling scene on the docks. She reflects on how she could have handled it, but dealing with invasive species is a tricky matter. Perhaps the river itself will offer guidance?

Stone, Root, and Bone contains articles, reflections, short stories, poems, and art by and for polytheists and animists. You can read more about the upcoming issue here, and pre-order at Hagstone’s shop.

A Giveaway

Speaking of Stone, Root, and Bone
To celebrate 500 followers on Instagram, and to show my appreciation, I’m giving away one copy of the third issue of Stone, Root, and Bone e-zine from @hagstonepublishing ! You’ll get to read my new short story, “Invasives,” as well as many other amazing pieces by fellow animists. To enter:

1) Make sure you follow @ditzydruid and @hagstonepublishing on Instagram

2) Like this post

3) Comment on Instagram and name an invasive species that has impacted your local environment

I will pull a name from a hat on Friday, 5/15/20, at 9 PM EST. You must be willing to supply me with your email via DM. Best of luck!

Dandelion Cake

Dandelion cake. I should have sifted the powdered sugar more than I did… Photo by M. A. Phillips 2020

While my husband bought me dinner for Mother’s Day, I still found myself baking. Don’t worry – I wanted to! The dandelions are always plentiful for the occasion. I usually make dandelion cookies, but this year I wanted to try a dandelion cake recipe from Wild Remedies by Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han. I altered it slightly to make it dairy free, and used a sugar glaze instead of the cream cheese frosting. My daughter doesn’t like thick frostings, but I think it would have benefited from the added moisture. It still tasted lovely, and my husband and I both agree it’s reminiscent of coffee cake. I always welcome opportunities to work with the land and eat what I can forage! Eating dandelions in early May is now a family tradition. What are your favorite dandelion recipes?

Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

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