Big Spring, AL is the center of magical activity in the southeast United States. Although it's not the biggest city, Witches and Wizards and Magical beings of all kinds and ages flock to it. Some are simply transferred there from previous jobs, others hope to start out their own business, and some people pursue higher education at the local university.

James Bird has just moved in from out of state to attend Big Spring University. Nothing has been more exciting for him, especially because he has a strong passion for magic, even though he's never learned how to use it. Not wanting to leave his closest friend Anne out of the excitement, he sends letters to her in the form of cassette tape recordings.