It is with great sadness that we share the news of Ritch Brinkley's death on November 5, 2015.
While we feel the loss deeply, we are grateful for the gift he gave us – William –
and for our memories in which he lives on - Below, busy, cooking up delicious and impossible things.
Linda Mooney, one of our fandom's finest writers, granted the Winter Candlemakers her permission to post a very special William story online for the first time: Remember the Oranges. Originally published in 1994 in the zine Best Mirrors, it's a story of celebration, of William's introduction to the Tunnels, of his happily-ever-after.
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
from Sonnet 18 ~ William Shakespeare
Nothing is ever lost, as long as we remember ...
With love and hope,
The Winter Candlemakers