Tag Archives: fiction

A slow process

“What do you see?” he asked, looking out over the city. “I see a stranger and a strange land, both waiting for the other to become familiar,” she replied, catching sight of her reflection in the window. Advertisements

Fairy Tales Revisited #3 – Hagiography

This is based on Allerleirauh (Grimms) or Peau d’Ane (Perrault), depending on which you prefer, which has ties to the story of Saint Dympna. It also borrows from the story of Mary of Egypt. This is one of the things I like best about fairy tales/folklore, really: the endless number of layers you can find […]

Fairy Tales Revisited #2 – The Frog King

I read this for the first time about a year ago and it creeped me out from the start. One of my professors loved it, however, so I ended up reading it several times for several classes. It never grew on me. The Frog King He had a long, fleshy mouth and eyes too large […]

Fairy Tales Revisited #1 – Scarlet and the Groom

Scarlet was wearing red; dark red like blood, or raspberries ripening among the thorns. He watched her cross the park, appearing and disappearing between the lines of the trees. She was going to visit her grandmother. She went often, though he had only been once. Her grandmother, stiff backed with pride and rheumatism, had looked […]