|Our heroine in a gritty urban setting, just like you see on most UF covers. |
Who is this mystery woman clad in leather pants?
Without a head, she could be practically anyone. Even you!
photo credit: Daniel Conway
Three pounds of kosher salt: There are so many uses for bulk Kosher salt! Whether you're in the mood to make fleur de sel caramels after you've been woken by the neighborhood werewolf howling at the moon or need to line all of the windowsills and doorways to prevent another poltergeist attack, you'll be set to go with a box of Diamond Crystal.
A decorative bowl for cream: Sick of cleaning up after your latest potion making experiments or just hate making your bed? You need some help around the house. Leave out a bowl of fresh cream overnight and you'll be sure to attract a happy family of Brownies (or your cat) who would be more than willing to take care of your messes. Warning: cats are total crap at making beds.
Garlic braid: A garlic braid is definitely appropriate for any shabby chic kitchen. Plus it keeps out unwanted vamps and those opposed to using pungent vegetables as decoration.
Vintage Ouija boards: Don't let the snobs in your coven dissuade you. Vintage Ouija boards are kitschy! Just ignore the hipster heroines that like the antique oracles ironically.
Blank book: It never fails. Urban fantasy heroines have at least two paramours at any given time, usually with one of them being some sort of were-animal. A savvy heroine will have a day planner to make sure she never has to pull an I Love Lucy and juggle two dates in the same evening. Bonus, a journal like this can always double as a Book of Shadows.
Familiar fainting couch: Show your familiar you appreciate their companionship with their very own chaise lounge.
Bigfoot statue: Gargoyles are so gauche. The cutting edge urban fantasy heroine has a yeti guarding her domicile.