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"
“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
I have published a fantasy novel called Halfbreeds! Check it out here at the Halfbreeds website. I’d love to hear any feedback you have about it! You can purchase the book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
A fictional story that typically includes one of these three elements: Talking Beasts Magical Creatures (fairies, trolls, giants, unicorns, etc.) Magical or Supernatural events On occasion, however, there is a fairy tale that contains nothing fantastic within it at all, such as many written by Hans Christian Anderson
BY ELIZABETH RUSSELL It is a truth universally acknowledged that the fairy tale princesses of Perrault, Anderson, Grimm, etc., were written to be heroines, role models, perfect representations of the perfect woman; an archetype, if you will. Snow White’s habit of lying around in a coffin teaches girls passive acceptance. Sleeping Beauty reminds them that beauty triumphs over any difficulty. And they can clearly see that Prince Charming only marries Cinderella because her self-abasement after the ball is appealing… Read More »Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim
Fairy Tale: A story that pushes the boundaries of the natural world, seeking to raise the reader to a simultaneous knowledge of both the supernatural realities of life as well as an innocent, child-like perception of creation.
What is a Fairy Tale?