Posts Tagged ‘ fairy tales ’

Never Chose This Way

9th July 2015 | 0 Comments

…this one is personal. I saw a call for stories dealing with the concept of institutions. The call was deliberately loosely defined; a story about the institution of marriage, say, would have fit. But my brain kept cycling back to something and saying “maybe it’s time.” And would not let it go. I grew up […]

Not Too Bold

4th September 2013 | 0 Comments

The acceptance letter for this read “This is finally a serial killer poem that I am very happy to accept!” Let me back up. I grew up on fairy tales. Not just Little Red and Snow White; I dug deep into Grimm’s. My favorite was The Robber Bridegroom and its variant, Mr. Fox. I was […]

Salt Brides

23rd December 2010 | 0 Comments

“Salt Brides” is yet another Wind Tunnel Dreams experiment; this time, my challenge to myself was a month of myth and fairy tale. All of my friends love selkies, you see. Several have written about them. But I never had, despite growing up half-in the ocean and writing about mermaids, mangrove dryads, and the like. […]


29th May 2009 | 1 Comment

This is the rare thing that rose up without a connection to Wind Tunnel Dreams, to jewelry, to masks, to anything but the fact that I am thoroughly steeped in fairy tales. That, and the fact that I am often subject to marauding troops of morbid Girl Scouts. No, really. My daughter is fourteen, and […]