The trees have exploded with leaves, the flowers are in full bloom and the sky, tonight, is bursting with fireworks. It is Canada's May long weekend, which, for us Canadians, is the kick off to summer.
So, to all my Canadian readers and contributors, Happy May 2-4!
With Spring in full bloom, it has given all the creatures great and small the urge to partake in a little "Spring Fever." Baby birds are popping out of their eggs, four legged furry babies are making their ways out of the dens and burrows, and new life is spreading across the land. It is a great time to be alive. Spring is one of my favorite seasons, late Spring, that is. The weather is warm, the air is sweet, and the land is coming back to life. It is a time of birth and beginnings. There always feels like there is so much possibility in a fresh Spring morning. So much promise.
I want you all to do me a favor. Seize that promise, grasp that possibility and get all you can out of it. They come and they go, and we should all live each day with no regrets. No "should have's."
Now to get off this melancholy note and stop waxing poetic, I would like to congratulate April's Member of the Month, Chris Bice. It is wonderful to have him back and the overwhelming response to his poetry is proof of his amazing talent as a writer.
Click the link to read the winning piece. https://jayzohub.com/darkmythproductions/theworldofmyth/106/poems/spirit_walker.html
Our cover this month is done by none other than Kristofor Harris and is the cover of his self-published book.
Our featured article this month is Dragon's aren't real right? By Loretta Stradley.
I am always amazed at the talent that this little magazine gets every month. We are truly blessed. This is the company's 30th year. What started as an idea in a teenager's head has grown into what you see, and what you don't see, today. The company has gone from a hand produced comic book to so so much more, and I couldn't be more honored or proud to be part of it. Congratulations David K. Montoya, you have created quite a legacy. One we are all proud of.
That being said, look for a big announcement coming for June! As you all know, June is LGTBQ+ Pride month, so we have something exciting to announce. Keep an eye on our Facebook pages and our podcasts, The World of Mythbits and Lupa's Bits, for the announcement.
I want to make something clear, so that there is never a misunderstanding. We do not judge you on your race, gender, pronouns, or preferences. We look at your work. Only your work. We treat all our authors the same. Like family. A supportive, loving, inclusive family. If you can write, or draw, paint or pen a prose, you have a home with us.
I would like to wrap up this intro by wishing our American readers a Happy Memorial Day coming up. I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday.
Until next month, enjoy the warm weather, enjoy the Spring and live life with all you have.
Stephanie J. Bardy
Editor of all that grows.