Ashley Nicole Hunter

Editor, Author, Priestess of Words

2017 Reading Challenge

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   There are moments when I watch the gleeful … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

7 Word Talismans for 2017

Another year has slipped away, and taken with it some of our finest. It was a hard year for many of us, and with frightening changes looming on the horizon, … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

An Open Apology To Dolly Parton 

Originally posted on Rawe-struck:
Dear Dolly, I’ll be honest. I used to think you were a bimbo. I used to think you flaunted your big boobs, teased hair, tiny waist,…

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

9 Things to Do Now That Trump is a Reality

Like many people, I spent the past couple of days alternating between rage, sorrow, and feelings of powerlessness. So many powerful people in the world seem intent on stirring up … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Faking It

The intense love I have for wearing pajamas all day and curling up with a book means that when I try to accomplish something (getting involved in community service, writing, … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Into the Fall

Summer is beginning to blur into autumn, and perhaps you will understand when I say that I remember almost nothing about the previous months except the exhaustion, and the deep, … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dear Ruth Barrett

Originally posted on Caw, Motherfsckers:
For years you lived in my region, and were a major player in our local community. You were the Pagan musician, the public-ritual priestess, the face of Dianic…

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tea, Cake & Death

Originally posted on Death & the Maiden:
This week is all about The Big Conversation as it’s Dying Matters Awareness Week (9th – 15th of May). We learn from the…

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rest and Renewal

It seems like I have been caught in the middle of a storm for months. This has not been an altogether unpleasant thing. Though I haven’t felt the first bit … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to John Halstead

This says it far, far better than I ever could.

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

***Oscar Wilde


“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

***Neil Gaiman

“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you.”

***Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."

***Anais Nin