Fairy Tale Glimpses

vain queen illustration


Thank you for looking in!

I’m happy to state that despite a couple months packed with health issues, I can work on short stories. Maybe while you can’t see those stories, they don’t matter.

Okay, here’s the fun part… assuming you clicked on this blog for the “fairy tale” in the title.

Site Recommendations

I’ve discovered a few sites focused on fairy tale adaptations and interpretations. This post’s beautiful image, which is an illustration by Anne Anderson, came from SurLaLune Fairy Tales. SurLaLune features “49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations”.

Fairytalez.com brings in modern interpretations in its collection of classic and original fairy tales, folk tales, and fables. I’m working on an entry to one of their current competitions [which didn’t make it in on time, sadly].

A particularly exciting discovery is Enchanted Conversation, which is a free, bi-monthly webzine publishing original stories and poems using fairy tale, folklore, and mythic themes. The organization isn’t highly intuitive, but I think the poetic stories are worth a few extra clicks. Let me know what you think!

This post has been revised from its original.


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