- Always keep your wand fully charged. You never know when you'll need to use it in a hurry.
- Assume the worst when strangers approach you and get ready to defend yourself. This also protects you against the evil crone disguised as an apple seller gambit as you'll be on your guard and send them away with the proverbial flea in their ear.
- Never accept food or drink unless you know who prepared it and they are trustworthy.
- Never follow White Rabbits anywhere, yet alone a deep hole in the ground. It always leads to trouble.
- Be prepared for anything. You live in the magical world, remember. Very little is impossible here.
- When visiting other worlds, find out as much as possible about the dominant species as possible. They're the ones you'll have to watch out for.
- Keep your spells up to date and look out for updates. You don't want to get caught short, magically speaking, thanks to an obsolete charm.
- If you find yourself on a yellow brick road anywhere, expect to pick up some strange companions. Roads like this seem to attract such companions. There's probably a law about it somewhere.
- Get your spells right. The fairy godmother that came up with glass slippers for Cinderella did the girl no favours. Glass slippers! Really? Can you imagine how uncomfortable they are on the feet and the girl would have lived in dread of them splintering on her!
- Pumpkins are an excellent food source. They are much less reliable as a form of transport. Spells should not have a time limit unless you set it to a time of your choosing.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.