Hi, Persephone readers! I’m a first-time poster, long-time reader who’s here to tell you the story of how I wrote a thing, I got a literary agent for thing!, thing did not sell, there was much huffing glue with fantasy creatures, and then I self-pubbed thing and lived to tell the tale. The zombie fairy […]
Tag: fairy tales
I have a love/hate relationship with the ABC television show Once Upon a Time.
Book Review: “Skinny” by Donna Cooner
[TW: weight, body image, gastric bypass] I have”¦ mixed feelings about Skinny, Donna Cooner’s debut YA novel about a teen who undergoes gastric bypass surgery. On the one hand, I’m glad it exists. On the other, I wish it weren’t quite so preachy.
The Origins of the Bluebeard Tale
We’re all familiar with the tale of “Bluebeard,” of how a wealthy local creepster with several dead wives marries the daughter of a local lady.
READ THIS BOOK. READ IT. IF YOU LIKE FAIRY TALES: READ IT. IF YOU LIKE MARGARET ATWOOD: READ IT. IF YOU LIKE BOOKS AT ALL: READ IT. YOU WILL LIKE IT. I PROMISE.
True love, in the modern context, is the stuff of fairy tales and films like The Princess Bride. To many, it seems unachievable, but there is a strong movement among teens and young adults that contends that true love is common and achievable. However, a very strict path must be followed to reach that end.
A Tiny Hall of Mirrors
I love fairy tales. They are comforting and terrifying, illuminating and creepy, true and make-believe. Often they are all of these things at once. They tell us stories about ourselves, about the world around us, and about the way things are and can be.
First, the answers from yesterday’s trivia: 1. The Princess and the Frog
In Defense of Disney
Many people, who get to know my feminist, sarcastic, often-cynical self, are surprised to find out that I still love everything Disney. I love the old movies (some of) the new ones, and I absolutely LOVE Disney World. And yes, I mean Walt Disney World, the official name for the East Coast version of the […]