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C.S. MacCath
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Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran (C.S. MacCath) is a PhD student of Folklore and a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Ceallaigh S. MacCath-Moran (C.S. MacCath) is a PhD student of Folklore and a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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The When Words Collide schedule is complete enough now for me to note here that I'll be on two panels at the festival; Norse Mythology (go figure) and Research: Contemporary and Otherwise. In other news, I'm leaving tomorrow for England and will be delivering a paper at the 2nd Annual Conference of Heathen Women in Preston next weekend. Meanwhile, I'm working on a story for the next instalment of the ALPHABET ANTHOLOGIES series. Here's a wee teaser:

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"He can see me. Look." Gulviðir sketched a lesser stave of healing in the air, and it shone in the winter twilight with the same cobalt glow that suffused her kinetic bracer. A great auk warbled in the distance, separated from the safety of its colony on Hrisey. It warbled again. Distracted, head tilting toward the sound, she pushed the stave in the bird's direction, and it shot across the valley at her unspoken command. "Not hurt," Gulviðir murmured after a moment. "Lost, I think." Listening still, she sketched another stave in the air, pale fingers fluttering in a complex pattern. It followed the first. "That should help."
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Quick update here. My website is still mid-upgrade and may be offline until the end of July because Sean and I are both working on multiple projects at once. So the start of the Folklore & Fiction blog/newsletter series has been pushed back to the winter solstice. Cheers!
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While I'm updating my social media profiles this evening, I should mention that my website and the Winterhammer blog are both offline this week. Sean is merging the two sites into a fancy upgrade for me that should be online soon.
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Editor +Rhonda Parrish has announced the title of the next instalment of the ALPHABET ANTHOLOGIES series, which will be F IS FOR FAIRY. I've known about this for some months and have already started work on my own contribution, which will be set in the north of Iceland in the year 1625. Here's the link to Rhonda's announcement: http://www.rhondaparrish.com/f-is-for
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Off to PEI for the Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) conference. This is my first time attending a folklore conference and my first time speaking at a conference as an academic. Looking forward to both experiences.
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E IS FOR EVIL had a book birthday last week! This instalment of the ALPHABET ANTHOLOGIES series contains my story "H is for Hindsight/He Who Steals the Sun Shall Bear its Gravity." Here's the first paragraph:

If Katus watched the sun set, a red stain slipping over the rocky lunar plain of the dome, if he stood transfixed like a tourist by its white companion shining in the distance, he might ignore the way people were staring. An artificial breeze lifted the perfume of the flower garden below. He leaned over the parapet and breathed it in. A small, pure memory for a mind unworthy of it. Somewhere in the outskirts of the Capèmont binary system, the Sun Thief was besieging the most formidable military in known space with all the patience of an indestructible sociopath. Here in the capitol habitat, Katus was bearing the infamy of his siege and all that preceded it, nearly a millennium of piracy. Shoulders squared, he turned to face the foot bridge, and a crowd of frightened civilians recoiled like prey from a raptor's talons.

You can get the anthology here:
US — https://amzn.to/2Kc5nIP
Canada — https://amzn.to/2HWFqvT
UK — https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B4QPDQ1
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Academic papers in folklore have been written on Bloody Mary. Entire Jungian analyses, mind. One of them is on my comprehensive exam reading list. And nowhere, NOWHERE has anyone mentioned the tasty cocktail vending machine phenomenon.

I feel slighted.
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Kudos to the New York Times for highlighting the straightforward connection between meat consumption and climate change in its "How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" guide.
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Happy to see Heathen Women United growing, and glad to have the opportunity to speak at this conference in July.
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I couldn’t make it to the demonstration because I was working on a term paper, but I’m so proud of Sean!
I demonstrated with the St. John's Farm Animal Save today in front of Country Ribbon, which is closed today for the holiday, but we had LOTS of support from passing motorists so we're calling it a worthwhile win for the awareness it raised.
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