The Great Outdoors
Celebrating our world with short stories, poetry, history, and more!
Ink and Fairydust Managing Editor Courtney Seybold Assistant Editor Sarah Levesque Submissions Editor Elizabeth Troup Graphics Editor Jansina G. Graphics Assistant Courtney Seybold Illustrators Mary MacArthur, Anna MacArthur, and Courtney Seybold Proofreader Marie Jeannette Authors Emerald, Jansina G., Marie Jeannette, Rosaria Marie, Courtney Seybold, Elizabeth Troup, and Bethany McGean Photographers Megan Dominick, Amira Fitzpatrick Questions? Ask@iandfmag.com
Contents Editor’s Note
by Courtney Seybold
Strong John of Waterloo by Rosaria Marie
with Mavis Duke Hinton
1 2-4 5-8
The Sneak Thief of Meyer’s Greenhouse 10-17 by Courtney Seybold
by Elizabeth Troup
Dreamer’s Field by Anna Rogers
by Bethany McGean
18-20 21 22-23
24-29 Catholic Perspective or
Personal Preference? by Rosaria Marie
by Amira Fitzpatrick
32-33 by Jansina G.
Bart the Bard
34-43 by Emerald
Outdoor Adventures 44-45 Bucket List by Various Authors
Stabbed by Joy by Marie Jeannette
Coming in October . . .
Ink and Fairydust August/September 2015 Ink and Fairydust is a free emagazine and blog created by teens and young adults. We seek to inspire with a mix of creativity and faith.
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Editor’s Note Courtney Seybold
Dear Readers, “Look deep into nature,” Albert Einstein (18791955) said, “and then you will understand everything better.” And St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 1153) wrote: “Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.” These are only two examples plucked from a vast number of quotes by brilliant thinkers on the subject of nature and the outdoors. Some of the greatest thoughts ever discovered were opened up to a mind by the wonder of the outdoors, and some of the most genius work ever done, and the most beautiful words ever penned, were inspired by nature. While we make no claim of our work here at Ink and Fairydust being among their number, we did try to take some good advice and get inspiration from the great outdoors for this issue. From poetry to reviews, short stories to photography, articles to interviews, we’ve put together this collection of our inspirations, and hope that they entertain you, and perhaps lead you to make some wonderful discoveries of your own.
Courtney Seybold Managing Editor
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