In Egyptian mythology, Thoth was the God of magic, writing, and all forms of communication. To the ancient Egyptians, the written word was magical, and magical spells were cast by writing words on papyrus scrolls.
I tend to agree with this philosophy. Words, and more specifically, stories, are magical. Stories can transform our thinking, introduce us to people we might not have otherwise met, show us places we could never visit in person, and touch our very hearts and souls. If that’s not magic, I don’t know what is.
As a storyteller, I identify heavily with Thoth. I bring forth the words, and hopefully you, as a reader, are touched by them. Maybe you laugh, maybe you think, or maybe you cry…but (if I am any good at what I do) you are transformed, if only just a little bit. I don’t pray, but if I did, this would be my prayer: Let the people who read my words be touched by them.
These are my words, and this is my magic.