Story Cauldron

Jackie Dana
A mix of history, mystery and random thoughts
Created 07 May 2021
  • The Heeler
    18 Jan 20221 day ago • 11 min read
    Each week in Story Cauldron I either write about something I’m curious about and how it connects to me and my storytelling, or I share a short story. Today I’m sharing a story I wrote almost two years...
  • The Boy Who Can Taste Color, Ch. 12
    14 Jan 2022 1 0
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  • What is even going on any more?
    11 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 9 14
    Here on Story Cauldron, I like to look at stories in our everyday world. Sometimes they relate directly to my fiction, sometimes to local history, sometimes just things in my personal life. Today I wa...
  • A fishy St. Louis family tradition
    04 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 13 61
    In Story Cauldron this week, I explore a holiday tradition and once again fall down a rabbit hole I didn’t see coming! Alain Intraina / iStock / Getty Images Plus Have you heard of bagna cauda? Chance...
  • The Boy Who Can Taste Color, Ch. 10
    04 Jan 2022 0 1
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  • A time it was, and what a time it was, it was
    28 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 12 6
    In this week’s Story Cauldron let’s look at some of the things that have been brewing in the cauldron over the past year and what new ingredients I have for 2022. JPedro Faria/500px via Getty Images C...
  • My Heart’s Desire
    24 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    With all of the holidays this week, I thought it would be fun to save the next chapter of The Boy Who Can Taste Color for next week, and instead share a magical short story. I originally wrote this ba...
  • What are your favorite things to read?
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 5
    Happy holidays from Story Cauldron! If you’re a subscriber to my newsletter, chances are you love to read. So this week’s post is for you! Share your favorite reads! In the spirit of the holidays, let...
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