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August, Through and Through

So, it’s that time of the month, when we roll out the fresh, new offerings from our talented writers from around the globe!   The Magic Happens for August 2017, awaits YOUR visit.

 Bringing our energies to the prompt words:


  Here are the banners for MY ARTICLES and I hope you enjoy them!

As always, we appreciate that you read and share our presentations. Remember, you are always welcome to join our merry band of creatives.  Reach out to our fearless leader, Kathleen Anne McCarthy by dropping her an email  kat@themagichappens.com

Happy August!

Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor, The Magic Happens Magazine (now in our 11th year!) 

The Magic Happens Marches On!

It’s the first of the month, which can mean only one thing… well, okay it could mean MANY THINGS but for me, it means the latest edition of The Magic Happens  awaits you!

The Magic Happens

We gave the writers the choice of 3 prompts this month, SLEEP, BOUND or WEIRD (gee, guess which one I chose). Come see what they came up with and leave a smallish comment if you are so inclined.

Now, the prompts for April 2017 are:  PLAN, MASK and AIR. So, if you feel the stirring of an idea or two and you’d like to join our merry band of creatives, please contact Kathleen Anne McCarthy at kat@themagichappens.com .  She’ll guide you through all the steps and next month, we could be reading YOUR writings!

Here’s what I chose to write about and I’d be delighted to have to stop by and check out my articles.



Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor, The Magic Happen Magazine

We Are All So Thankful

It is November 1st and that means the November 2016 Edition of The Magic Happens Magazine is LIVE and available 24/7.

Each of our writers has several opportunities to help stuff each edition to the max. There is the Inspired To Do section, where you may wish to teach us to bake a holiday treat, or perhaps how to knit something warm and snuggly. Then we also have My View, where writers can leave a review for something, some service or someone they wish to suggest we check out. Naturally, we have space for a Personal Column, where you can highlight what YOU DO (if that’s what pleases you).  Of course there are also the prompts for the Theme Article of your choice. This month, those words were Playful, Intrusion and Simplify.

(I chose playful)

Here are the mastheads for the 4 articles I submitted.


I thank you, in advance for visiting the site, reading to your heart’s content and perhaps leaving a cheery comment for those who have written what it is that you read.  And how cool would it be, if YOU were one of THOSE WRITERS for the NEXT EDITION… Be sure to reach out to our fearless leader, Kathleen Anne McCarthy via her magazine email: kat (at) themagichappens (dot) com and let her know you wish to join our merry band of writers!!!

Follow this link to The Magic Happens Magazine. We are all so thankful that you do!!


The Magic Happens September 2016

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The September, 2016 Edition of the digital magazine, The Magic Happens Magazine  is LIVE!


Writers from all over the world participate each month, to bring you their thoughts, observations and even advice, we are honored to have their works to share.

On behalf of the rest of the  Editorial Staff and as one of the contributing writers for nearly 9 years now, I invite you to check us out. Read, share, comment and have a gander at the rest of the site. Then, should this spark the desire for you to join us, contact Kathleen Anne McCarthy, and let her know your intentions. Kat (at) themagichappens (dot) com 

Each month there are a variety of prompts provided for the Theme Articles, and of course we have plenty of space for your Personal Columns, which can be used to promote your work or your opinion. There is also the Inspired To Do column where people have taught us everything from how to make a pie (scratch crust and all) to how to blend essential oils. We have a My View section that reviews products, books, films and more.  See, plenty of opportunity for YOU to write with us! 

Here are the titles of my articles for this issue!


Looking forward to having you stop by and enjoy a community of #HumanityThrivingOutLoud at The Magic Happens Magazine!

The Magic Happens Magazine




I have been blessed with the opportunity to write for this digital magazine for many years now.  To be a part of the crew of international contributors is exhilarating and at times challenging.  Not only do I have the opportunity to write for the magazine, I am also on the Editorial Staff, which in and of itself should give my former newspaper editor quite the feeling of satisfaction (he always reminded me about that payback thing).

These wee videos are what our founder, Kathleen Anne McCarthy, created to showcase the authors.  Using quotes she chose from the articles published, she then created the memes, set them to music and edited a video presentation. (Thanks Kat!)

Want to know more about the magazine?  Read it? Write for it? Advertise in it? GOOD!  Over the past year, we have had more than 4 million views and we continue to attract tens of thousands of new readers each and every month. You can contact Kat here http://kat@themagichappens.com and be sure to tell her I sent you (I would be honored).

I also invite you to come check out ALL our articles (as we publish NEW the first of each month) in our March 2016 issue as well as those in our archives.  Here the links to my current articles




We are a community of writers, thinkers who see ourselves as the voices of Humanity, Thriving Out Loud!   Check us out, http://www.themagichappensnow.com