Throughout July, I wrote a three part story called My Wolf Friend. Inspired by a playlist compiled by my brother, it tells the story of a little boy and a wolf named Andrew, who together battle a pack of evil wolves. My brother Andrew had compiled a playlist full of songs by Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and other artists, which mention wolves. The songs were: Mumford and Sons: The Wolf Of Monsters and… Read More »Behind "My Wolf Friend"
When a small child gazes with star-filled eyes to the universe beyond her little sphere, she sees briefcases filled with glittering treasure, vacations to exotic places, and good, righteous people who are pitted against corrupt, greedy, monolithic tyrants. She does not understand what is hidden away in the shiny, leather black bag, so she assumes it is something wonderful. Now, the world is her playground, and who is to stop her from exploring it when… Read More »Black and White
“Far out in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as the purest glass.” The opening lines of this fairy tale immediately set the tone. Reminiscent of fragrance and translucence, Anderson prefigures the ending of his tale, when the little mermaid will become an airy wind, flitting about the earth, and doing good deeps to gain an immortal soul. But in order to reach the… Read More »The Little Mermaid: An Immortal Soul