This is a guest post by author H.S.J. Williams. When I was a little girl, there was a book on the shelf that fascinated me. It portrayed a young native girl sitting on a grassy hill, a wolf lying by her side. Her pensive expression, the wind in her hair...it all evoked my imagination. I [...]
Tag: fairy tales
Fairy Tales That Aren’t Fairy Tales
Although I read more fantasy than anything else, there are a great many books that I consider favorites that are from a variety of other genres. And many of them, now I think of it, are really fairytales at heart. I don’t mean "fairytales" in the sense that they include fairies or magic or other [...]
Fairy Tales … Truer Than Real Life?
Escapist. Nonsensical. Childish. Delusional. Those are the words that come to mind when many people think of reading fairytales and fantasy. Far-off worlds full of mythical creatures and over-blown heroism. Dragons, swords, magic, fairies, and epic battles. What could be further removed from reality …. right? For the longest time, when asked what I was [...]
A Teller of Tales
“Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart longs for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.” – W.B. Yeats I love this. For I’m a teller of tales, constantly reaching to seize what my heart [...]