The Greek Crisis in a fairytale

      Spiros Seretidis
The Greek Crisis in a fairytale

Marlow Continental was a nobleman and a great English landowner. He lived in London, England and was married to economist Dragal Coin. Together they raised three children Lekrem, Naksaurts and Yzokras. Despite the companies he owned in England were going very well, the fields that had been scattered in various countries of Europe were left for too long untapped.Teen Witch Exiled to Appalachia!Morrigan Mather was a fifteen-year-old genius (IQ 156) on the fast track to over-achievement in suburban Portland, Oregon – where being a slightly-nerdy second-generation Wiccan priestess was merely unusual. Then her grandmother died and she and her big Brady-Bunchy pagan step-family all move across the continent into her sprawling, beautiful old Victorian house . . . in rural Appalachia. And it’s a big family: Mom, Dad, one brother, one step-brother, two half-sisters and a half-brother – and that’s just the kids who still live at home! They find Maylands of North Carolina are gorgeous, the very bones of the Earth -- Morrigan and her pagan family have never felt closer to the natural world they adore. But they aren’t inclined to hide their religion from the suspicious country folk, either. The Town of Millers Ferry has been there since before the Civil War – but will it survive a whole family full of out-of-the-broom-closet witches?Like any true genius, Morrigan sees the locals’ fear and distrust as a challenge. From the first day of school at Northern High, her openly-displayed silver pentagram causes a fuss, and her unwillingness to remove it get her kicked out. As she fights for the right to openly display the symbol of her faith, and tries to educate people in the reality of Wicca, she’s guided by the goddess Athena in the struggle and gains some unlikely allies: a big-nosed goth girl named Catherine, a reallllly cute “bad boy” from the trailer park, Ryan, and – most surprising of all – one of the town’s two Baptist preachers.But her family’s faith has attracted enemies, too: an evangelical English teacher at school, her husband – the other, more conservative Baptist preacher in town – and an ignorant, drunken convenience store owner who thinks its open-season on witches! It’s going to take all the Wisdom of the goddess and the simple magick of Wicca to help Morrigan steer her way through the conflict and strife in a way that will keep her and her family safe and free to practice their religion in peace. But she’s up to the feat – Morrigan Mather hasn’t met a challenge she couldn’t handle, yet!

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