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Hearth & Heart is a seasonal homemade short story zine by Rita Tortorello
The stories depict the unexpected magic that shows up in ordinary daily life
Ordinary happenings seen from a different perspective
City of Embers
Hearth & Heart Vol 2 2017 Autumn Edition
On The Way Upstairs
Conversation With A Prince
The Dream Catcher
Getting The Boot
(A Story in Elfland)
A New Story
(a short essay by way of introduction)
Original short stories by Rita Tortorello, with illustrations, photos, and collage throughout. Photo copied paper zine, hand sewn with linen thread. Half page size. Black and white with some color pages. 36 pages total.
A Fairy Tale From 1969
There Be Giants
A Hallowe'en Recollection
Bonus Story: The Witch's Children
Original short stories with photos and illustration by Rita Tortorello, with collage throughout.
Photo copied paper zine, hand sewn with linen thread. Black and white with some full color pages. Half page size. 32 pages total plus a micro story/tiny book included as a book within a book.
Hearth & Heart Vol 1 2015 Autumn Edition
Stories To Be Carried
A Conversation With The Moon
Bonus Story: Reading To The Faeries
Original short stories and illustrations by Rita Tortorello with collage throughout. Black and white photo copied paper zine, sewn with linen thread. Half page size. 21 pages total plus 4 page tiny book.
Have you ever wondered where the missing spoons go? This story investigates that question. 24 pages of text and images. Black and white photo copied zine in 1/2 page format.