A piece inspired by ‘Autumn Leaves' lyrics:
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall
I’ve been feeling very Autumnal lately, so started reading up on folklore related to the season, and the legend of Irish goddess Tailtiu caught my attention. She is known for cultivating the land ready for crops, and her life is celebrated during the Autumn Equinox, with the Lughnasadh Festival.
Here is my story of a scarecrow who might have fallen in love with Tailtui, and is reminded of her each Autumn as the crops he guards are harvested. And each year he goes in search of her in the forest, thinking he might catch a glimpse of her. But all he see’s is the changing of season, and falling Autumn leaves.
I can now share the illustration I’ve been working on for the UK edition of a new novella from Patrick Rothfuss, called The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
In Pat’s own words:
It’s not book three. It’s not a mammoth tome that you can use to threaten people and hold open doors.
It’s a short, sweet story about one of my favorite characters.
It’s a book about Auri.
You can pre-order your copy here!