Serendipity, WA is filled with Christmas cheer, beautiful mountain views, and trans man Will’s feminist Wiccan family. Home for the holidays, he avoids their clumsy attempts at support by hiding in the local coffee shop and flirting with Bea, a friend from high school.
The beautiful landscapes can’t make up for the the realities of being queer in a small town, and Bea wants out. Will grabs for a prosperity spell, and finds a new way to connect to the magic he’s become estranged from. New romance and optimism get them through the holidays, ready to face their next problems.
I arranged a circle of tealights around an empty mason jar.
“Tell me what you’re doing,” she prompted.
“I don’t know why we put candles around everything,” I said. “But they feel right. Like a… magnifying glass, I guess. They enhance a spell.”
I poured in brown sugar. “To draw kindness and generosity to you.”
I added dried vervain. “For prosperity.”
I rolled a fresh spearmint leaf between my hands, and the sharp smell filled the air. “For luck and fortune.”
I added a single new penny, gleaming bright, and let it speak for itself.
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