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Check out Halcyon! My vision for this magazine is geared towards helping the reader feel peaceful, tranquil, and inspired. I even have a message on the back cover!

Halcyon - Winter 2012 - cover

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Quill (Photo credit: rachaelvoorhees)

1-If I Were Batman: Someone decides to bring their love of comics into reality.

2-Stealing From Killers: A woman steals the wrong thing from the wrong person.

3-Beginner’s Luck: The story of a guy who makes a fortune off of his very first painting.

4-A Bit of Nudity: A nudist colony gets a visit from a very famous celebrity.

5-Letter From Heaven: A wife gets a lengthy letter from her deceased husband about his first month in Heaven.

6-Reasons Death Doesn’t Suck: A recently deceased teenager discovers that there is life after death and you can do a lot more when dead than when alive.

7-Dying Wishes: A family goes on a road trip with their cancer-stricken child to grant as many wishes as they can.

8-Lunatic Friends: A guy gets a crush on a wannabe serial killer.

9-Job Security: People learn of a possible downsizing and they all start competing to prove their worth to the company, often with hilarious results.

10-The Beauty of Ugliness: A very unattractive person is also the most popular because of their actions.

11-Good Story Ideas: A young author makes a wish to have better story ideas while blowing out a birthday candle. The wish comes true and after filling up over 1100 notebooks, he goes insane.

12-The Itch: A person hard up for money tries an experimental drug that has a very aggravating side effect. The itching eventually begins to impact his side hobby – vigilantism.

13-The Third Eye Recedes: A well known psychic begins to realize that her powers are fading away. She decides to help a small town police force track down a serial killer one last time in spite of this fact.

14-The Oddest Job: A person is hired as a bellhop in an extremely haunted hotel. Hilarity ensues.

15-The Rise of Madison Walker: A guy comes out of nowhere to become the leader of a very powerful country.

16-The Wishing Table: A toddler finds a very special table and causes everyone involved it her life to become a lot more interesting.17-Gumdrops: A child obsession with candy changes their world – literally.

18-Where Creatures Roam: A brother and sister find a secret doorway where the creatures of imagination roam free.

19-Wild Animals I Have Known: A boy recalls his trip to a national park.

20-10 Reasons I Believe In Santa: A self-explanatory short story idea.

21-When the Hen Attacks: Someone finds out that you shouldn’t try to pet baby chicks when mama is around.

22-My Blue Squirrel: A boy rescues a squirrel that has fallen into a bucket of blue paint.

23-Secrets of the Hive: A young girl is given the opportunity to visit a beehive.

24-Old Bugs: The oldest living praying mantis in existence visits a young boy to ask a favor.

25-The Twilight Creatures: A young child is playing in just the right place at just the right time and the unicorn visits.

26-Cotton Candy Christmas: Children wake up on Christmas to the ground covered in cotton candy. At first it seems like a dream come true, but it doesn’t take long for everyone to realize that there is something sinister happening.

27-Genius In The Making: A 12 year old genius takes a job at the local high school and finds out that she still has a lot to learn.

28-Outwitting The Witch Down The Road: Two siblings must use their wits to escape a witch that wants them for dinner.

29-Prank Call: Some kids find out the Easter Bunny’s phone number and decide to have some fun.

30-Big Spender: A child is given 10 million dollars just to see what they do with it. They surprise everybody.

31-Feeding Ground: Some campers decide to pitch their tents in the wrong spot.
32- Shaking Hands With Satan: A con man makes a deal with the Devil.

33-Young Sinners: A chemical spill causes a bunch of youngsters to go on a killing spree.

34-Dead Things That Aren’t Really Dead: Reluctant zombies descend on a small town.

35-Why Some Humans Prefer Berries: A woman retells the experience that caused her to go vegetarian.

36-The Contest: A new reality show is created in which contestants can really die. Lots of people want the part.

37-A Glimpse of Hell: A very mean person gets a visit from someone offering to show him where he’s going to end up if he doesn’t change his ways.

38-Hobbyists: Some people have the most terrifying hobbies.

39-John’s Demon: Someone calls forth a dark being and binds it in the form of his pet dog.

40-Proof: A skeptic demands proof from the universe that there is such a thing as ghosts – and gets it.

41-The Really Good Sale At Mr. Latt’s Store: Mr. Latt needs to get rid of some cursed items really quickly. The town quickly falls into chaos as almost everyone buys at least one of the bargains.

42-Pushpins: A new serial killer has popped up on the FBI’s radar. Can you guess the way he kills his victims?

43-The Wrong Kind of Exercise: A man is given set of weight lifing exercises that he has never seen before. They produce immediate results (good and bad).

44-Hold My Hand: A young woman asks a guy to follow her into Hell. He takes her hand and follows her into the adventure of a lifetime.

45-Hangman: Three children wander into some very strange beings that want to play a very dangerous game. Can they adapt, and in the end who will be the true monster?








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Artist Paige Thompson stumbled across some Halloween make-up she had as a child and began to paint colourful and cute animals on her mouth before photographing them. Video is below.

A red crab
A red crab: Paige takes half an hour in front of a mirror to paint each creation
 A bumble bee on Paige's lips
A bumble bee: The first of Paige’s ‘Animal-ipstick’ creations
She started with a bumblebee, then a fox, and as her menagerie grew she christened them ‘Animal-ipsticks’. Paige takes half an hour in front of a mirror to paint each creation, starting with a base colour and adding details such as stripes, eyes and ears. So far Paige has created a bumblebee, black cat, fox, crab, caterpillar, hippo, chameleon and panda, sticking to a basic pallette of red, blue, yellow, green, black and white. Her childhood set of water-based paints came with a small brush but she has since bought other brushes to allow her to get better detail. But she refuses to spend money on expensive branded make-up.

A caterpillar design on Paige's lips

A purple Hippo design on Paige's lips
A caterpillar and a hippo: Paige starts with a base colour and adds details such as stripes, eyes and ears
Panda design
A panda: ‘There are so many animals I don’t think I’ll ever run out of ideas,’ says Paige
     Paige, from Texas, was inspired to try her own lipstick art after admiring the face-painting of other artists.
     ‘I had virtually nothing to do around the house, so I tried my luck with some old Halloween face paint that we had used since I was a kid,’ she said.
     ‘My first animal-lipstick, the bumblebee, wasn’t even formed as an idea until I painted my lips yellow and added some random black stripes. It was then apparent that a face was needed.
     ‘I thought the result was cute, so I made a few more. I never imagined so many people would love these photos.’
A black cat on Paige's lips
A black cat: Paige’s creations have left thousands of fans wanting more
A colourful Chameleon design on Paige's lips
A colourful Chameleon: ‘Animnal-ipsticks’ stem from boredom and an old set of Halloween paints
Paige continued: ‘I chose to do animals because I had already done the bumblebee, so I thought I could expand upon the animal kingdom.

















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There’s nothing like boredom to instil creativity!























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