The Enchanted Map

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: House Of Ten Thousand Exotic Rooms
A collection of poems, prose and short stories inspired by the artwork from 'The Enchanted Map' oracle card deck.

Cover: Pixabay.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Credits

Submitted: April 22, 2019

        The Enchanted Map   A selection of poetry, prose and short stories i... Read Chapter

Bone Collector

Submitted: April 22, 2019

Bone Collector   I come upon her, this ancient woman with skin weathered, wrinkled; her scanty remaining hair tied up on top... Read Chapter

Gentle Gardener

Submitted: April 22, 2019

Gentle Gardener   A cloud in the sky but I could almost swear that there is a face somewhere there. A gentle... Read Chapter

Wizard Of Awareness

Submitted: April 22, 2019

Wizard Of Awareness   A building, big and grand, yet stark and fallen in to some amount of disrepair. A church maybe? No, a ... Read Chapter

Spirit Of Place

Submitted: April 23, 2019

Spirit Of Place   The door leads where? He’s waiting for me to walk through it and the way he is holding that staff, w... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 24, 2019

Goblins   Where was the harm in following the directions of the sprite, for though it was through forest the tim... Read Chapter

The Mountain

Submitted: April 24, 2019

The Mountain   The forest has closed behind me now. I can hear them, the goblins, chattering and sniggering. There is a note... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 24, 2019

Masquerade   At the top of the mountain I find something very strange, totally unexpected. But I guess that is just what I s... Read Chapter

Hearts And Giraffes

Submitted: April 25, 2019

Hearts And Giraffes   What is it that she wants me to see? At first there is nothing in front of me. But then from b... Read Chapter

The Chequerboard Road

Submitted: April 25, 2019

The Chequerboard Road   In the blink of an eye and no flash of light, the strange woman has gone, along with the hearts, the... Read Chapter

Rock Bottom

Submitted: April 26, 2019

Rock Bottom.   The wind, the whirlwind; that’s what must have made me go and throw my caution to the wind. I pulled agains... Read Chapter

The Boat Afloat

Submitted: April 27, 2019

The Boat Afloat   While my eyes were firmly closed I felt a kind of lift, an upwards moving drift. Too heavy they were, my e... Read Chapter

A Strange Landing

Submitted: April 27, 2019

A Strange Landing.   The bubble continues on its way but for me it is the end, for someone has now arrived to en... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 27, 2019

Solitude   She has brought me to land, that is true, but not a lot of it. A tiny little eyot, raggedy grassed, but surrounde... Read Chapter

Wave Riding

Submitted: April 28, 2019

Wave Riding   Out on the horizon, I see them, dolphins two, as they leap and dive their way across a sea that is... Read Chapter

Saved By A Trunk

Submitted: April 28, 2019

Saved By A Trunk   It cannot be! What I see in front of us is like an iceberg. If it was an iceberg I could understand its a... Read Chapter

Whirring In Motion

Submitted: April 28, 2019

Whirring In Motion   She looks at the expression on my face. I can only presume that my thoughts, my doubts, are so clearly ... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 29, 2019

Ghostlands   Saved! The balloon has rescued me, but I’d have been better off to wait and see for now I’m... Read Chapter

Magic Stream

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Magic Stream   It had made me shudder to walk on through it but it seems from my vision that it was the right thing to do. ... Read Chapter

Here Be Dragons

Submitted: May 01, 2019

Here Be Dragons!   There’s nothing to do but walk on through. Strange that for the amount of water dropping and pouring, I... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 01, 2019

Flying   I’m up in the air, not on the ground, beneath my feet nothing solid is found. Have I been plucked... Read Chapter

In Faery Fields

Submitted: May 08, 2019

In Faery Fields   The ride does not last long, the horse drifting lower towards the ground. What colors, though! The sky is ... Read Chapter

On A Pedestal

Submitted: May 08, 2019

On A Pedestal   Past the faeries I meander, trying to linger, but my feet don’t want me to slow. Through the meadow until,... Read Chapter

A Palace Of Gold

Submitted: May 14, 2019

A Palace Of Gold   The swirling motion makes me feel sick, dizzy. I shut my eyes and when I open them once more there is no ... Read Chapter

Thick Mud

Submitted: May 14, 2019

Thick Mud   Keeping the gold just inside my vision I set off on my quest for admission. Perhaps I’d have done bett... Read Chapter

Environmental Metamorphosis

Submitted: May 14, 2019

Environmental Metamorphosis   The elephant and the golden bird are no longer left on my left. Or at least if they are, they ... Read Chapter

Through The Wardrobe

Submitted: May 15, 2019

Through The Wardrobe   It’s like I’ve stepped inside a wardrobe as I walk between those legs, and straight out from the ... Read Chapter

The Thaw

Submitted: May 17, 2019

The Thaw   The thaw that I seem to have put in to effect is not restricted to the lion. The ice is receding, the icicles dri... Read Chapter

Lack Of Attention

Submitted: May 18, 2019

A Lack Of Attention   There’s something that I now have to mention, for on opening the door I showed lack of a... Read Chapter

She Dances

Submitted: May 20, 2019

She Dances   The ostrich finally stops its walking, flops down to the ground and deposits the windmill, a bit bumpily, on to... Read Chapter

A Choice

Submitted: May 20, 2019

A Choice   Up until now my way has been completely mapped out. I have had one path to follow, which I have done without the ... Read Chapter

The Path On The Right

Submitted: May 21, 2019

The Path On The Right   The sky had looked so dramatic with its purples and pinks, but through the door there is no drama at... Read Chapter

The Door On The Left

Submitted: May 23, 2019

The Door On The Left   The door on the left is barely still open when I return to reverse my choice; but it allows m... Read Chapter

A Change Of Sight

Submitted: May 24, 2019

A Change Of Sight.   Things look so different through those unique lenses. Butterfly wing sight! Only the floral, the poll... Read Chapter

Strains Of Love And Sorrow

Submitted: May 25, 2019

Strains Of Love And Sorrow   My feet once more on solid ground and the butterfly has taken flight, I need to look around and... Read Chapter

Buried In A Book

Submitted: May 26, 2019

Buried In A Book   The music begins to quieten now, the violinist begins to fade. I’ve found the path again at least, so I... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 26, 2019

Commitment   We fly so high, this heron and I; up above the clouds, to a sky of gold, of blue, where lin... Read Chapter

Making A Bit Of A Mess

Submitted: May 28, 2019

Making A Bit Of A Mess   I’m coming down quite fast from that moment in the sky. I don’t even have time to realize where... Read Chapter

Kind Of Painful

Submitted: May 30, 2019

Kind Of Painful   Cleaning house can be kind of painful. Along with all the memories, the keepsakes and mementoes, there are... Read Chapter

Treasures, Too

Submitted: May 30, 2019

Treasures, Too!   Along with the rubbish there’s treasures there, too; ones you’ll hang on to, integral to y... Read Chapter

Follow The Leader

Submitted: June 01, 2019

Follow The Leader   Any doubts I might have had as to whether this is the right path to follow are soon swept away. Or maybe... Read Chapter

The Doorway

Submitted: June 02, 2019

The Doorway   The tree that I reach is tall and strong. It must be quite old, judging by the size of it. It’s leaves are r... Read Chapter

A Backward Glance

Submitted: June 03, 2019

A Backward Glance   From by the tree I turn around, and see now unfamiliar ground. The path is gone, the birds are t... Read Chapter

All The Little Details

Submitted: June 04, 2019

All The Little Details   She disappeared. I don’t know if she jumped or flew, not really, but she was no longer there in m... Read Chapter

A Matter Of Strength

Submitted: June 05, 2019

A Matter Of Strength   There’s something wrong with my perception! Snowdrops, I’m sure they are, and yet they tower abov... Read Chapter

Blue Mood

Submitted: June 06, 2019

Blue Mood   The pages flicker, turn; books open and close until they finally settle on another scene. So different to the la... Read Chapter

Coming Apart

Submitted: June 08, 2019

Coming Apart   In tones of lilac, purple too, a coming apart, is now in view. Two of the same sit back t... Read Chapter

Some Kind Of Pool

Submitted: June 09, 2019

Some Kind Of Pool.   The tree seems to dissolve, taking all of the pages, the words and illustrations, the books with it. I ... Read Chapter

The First

Submitted: June 10, 2019

The First   A voice fills the air all around me. A female voice; it must belong to the woman who lies floating in the pool a... Read Chapter

The Second

Submitted: June 11, 2019

The Second   The woman is no longer there and the stone well seems to crumble. Up from the wreckage rises specks of gold tha... Read Chapter

The Compass

Submitted: June 12, 2019

The Compass   No talisman or lucky charm as I had first thought it to be. The golden edging had a tiny little catch, which, ... Read Chapter

A Stormy Moon

Submitted: June 13, 2019

A Stormy Moon   On a balcony I stand, unsure how I got here; my discombobulation’s great and so is my fear. ... Read Chapter

Meeting A Magician

Submitted: June 14, 2019

Meeting A Magician   The owl has a strong grip on me as it flaps its wings with powerful movements, making our journey, to m... Read Chapter


Submitted: June 15, 2019

Listen   Through a spectrum of colors I whirl and I twist until finally coming to rest in green. And I mean green like you... Read Chapter

Sent Away

Submitted: June 16, 2019

Sent Away   When finally I come to another halt, my surroundings have changed from being green to kind of yellow. My vision ... Read Chapter

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