Magic: Real or Fantasy?

I believe in magic, but not in the way most people perceive it.

Do you believe in magic?

The common meaning of the word magic is an individual’s ability or power to influence events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.

There is also magical realism where magic is depicted within the world as we know it.

Here is a list of magical/mythical creatures. [Link valid at: 21/01/2022]: The List of Mythical Creatures – A Gods and Monsters Exclusive (

The choice is yours to decide if you believe in magic and mythical creatures.

I think you can have a massive amount of fun creating or reading stories set within a magical environment or realm. The real world has many limitations, so magic opens the door to a whole new wealth of options. It’s up to the writer to set what limitations there are, if any, and to make it believable so readers will become so enraptured by the story that they don’t want to put the book down.

What do you think magic is?

There is the mythical belief in magic, and then there is what I like to call life’s magic.

What’s the difference, I hear you ask?

  • Have you ever watched a sunset that’s filled your being with a sense of peace?
  • Looked at a rainbow that’s appeared on a sunny day and wondered how it came to be?
  • Watched a flower unfold to reveal a bee busily collecting pollen?

These are just a few examples of the kind of magic you see in life. In essence, it’s the science of life.

The combination of powders which create a spark or flavours that have you salivating for more.

A Magical World [Seen Through a Lens]

To see magic in the world,
Is to see it through a lens.
Dripping water that's frozen,
On a leaf's end.
Sun shining on the water,
Sparkling like a dance.
Black clouds of a storm,
A boom crackles intense.
To see magic in the world,
Look through a lens.
Open yourself up,
The beauty contends.
Just breathe it all in,
It will entrance you.
See the magic in the world,
By looking through a lens.
By: Catharina Steel, Jan 2022

Do you believe in magic?