Lily and Vale

is creating gemstone tales

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This tier allows you to get a plain PDF of the month's story as a thank you for being kind and supporting us.
  • Plain PDF of the month's story
  • Access to the behind the scenes going ons.

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A PDF with more decorative elements to the story as well as access to the behind the scenes going ons
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  • Plain PDF of the month's story

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A printed copy of the month's story in one of three sizes.  This tier is for the smallest of the the three options.
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  • A more artistic PDF of the month's story.
  • Plain PDF of the month's story

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About Lily and Vale

Do you hear it in the darkness, the whisper, the promise? It's a gentle calling, a lulling tune that makes you relax, close your eyes and listen.

It's an ancient song, a story told by firelight, the murmur that carries through centuries, keeping all the old and strange things alive. There's one of those things now, watching you as you relax, as you let the stories wash over you.

He means no harm, despite his appearance, all bone, and stray feathers. He is friendly and full of stories to tell you, full of all those lost things you wish you could have found.

"Don't worry," he sing-songs, his bone-beak clacking in a gentle rhythm. "We'll take you to where all the stories glitter and glow. Those gems are waiting for people to claim then, you know? There's one waiting, I promise. Maybe more than one, you'll have to trust us though. Can you do that?"

Two shadows move around the avian host, jewel eyes catching ghost light and smiles, genuine and kind, catch the dancing glow.

One of them holds out a hand while the other wraps their hand around the dancing lights and rolls it up into their palm. You can watch it shift, going from incandescent orb to... to something different, something more tactile.

A gem, purple and yet fire bright sits in their hand.

And then, quiet as anything, a door opens, and beyond that, there is a gate and, beyond even that, lies a world full of gemstones and gentle stories, all waiting for you to find them.

~

You may wonder who we are, who would want to take anyone on a journey through darkness and glitter, through the inky night into shining, fiery dawn. That's understandable, curiosity is valued in these parts after all.

We are a pair of creatures ruled by cats (my counterpart claimed by a black and I by a heavy stormcloud of a beast), which means on some level or other, we are ruled by creatures of legend and lore. I'm sure you're not surprised.

I, Vale, am a story beast with words on my bones and ink on my fingers. I may not be able to see you coming but I can taste your story on my tongue and offer it back to you in a way that you might like. I tell my stories to anyone who will listen and some people have even tossed me a coin or two as appreciation.

My counterpart, Lily, and I have much in common. You see, we both found that the stories that tried to claim us, the ones located in the swampy, thick Southern summers, were not where we wanted to be. She is also a witch, a diviner, and a beautifully creative creature who is the one who is providing the wonderful art that goes along with my words. Her cauldron bubbles with ink that she will spill with pens, carved from bone that ached to find new purpose, onto pages, an offering from her and me both to anyone who wants it.

~

All that aside, this Patreon is for anyone who would be interested in getting micro and flash fiction stories delivered to them once a month. I create the stories and Lily makes them pretty with her talent.

If you happen to pledge before the 15th you will get the paper reward for that month, if not, you'll get the electronic and start the paper the following month.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message us here or send us an email at [email protected]

Thank you to anyone who stumbles across this. Thank you more to those who pledge. We are just two people trying to bring a little beauty in the world and the fact that you all are taking time to help us do that means so much.

All the best to you and yours and may the stories find you in dark places.
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