The Magical Fantasy Dream Castle Retreat

Guys, I’ll be honest with you. Right now I’m struggling. I’ve had a bad cold/cough on top of impossible work deadlines all month, and that came after a hectic June and…to be honest, this has been going on for a while.

Luckily, I only have to get through this week and then it’s on to Internet-detox-and-nature-with-family time. But that’ll be over soon enough. I need a better solution. So I give you…


(There’s no picture here. You’ll see why in a moment.)

One day, when I’m as rich as J.K. Rowling (hey, a writer can dream), I’ll build this castle. It’ll be in the mountains and on a fjord at the same time, with a deep dark forest behind and a quiet cove in front. There will be horses and a sailboat and a canoe and a hammock and a hedge maze. The mountains will have caves and high passes and valleys beyond. The forest will have trails (but not too many) and brooks and glades. There will be mighty trees, and a treehouse worthy of an elf or an Ewok, and a magical white deer (or maybe it’s a unicorn) that can only be glimpsed on a full-moon night.

Inside, there will be the library from Beauty and the Beast. There will be a grand staircase and stained-glass windows. The bedroom will have a four-poster bed with a canopy, and a window seat, and a balcony. The bathroom will have a hot tub. Every room will have books, and I will have time to read them all, and people I love to share them with.

I will write in the treehouse and the library, in the canoe and on the beach. My favourite spot will be a comfy chair tucked under the eaves of the forest, where I can hear the wind in the trees and see the ripples on the water all at once. I will go for long walks (or trail rides or boat rides) and then come back and write. There will be no urgency for anything. I will be at peace.

Okay, I feel a bit better now…

Your turn! Whether you’re a writer or not, what does your magical fantasy dream spot look like?


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