The Grimm Chronicles Pretty Things A Robber Bridegroom Tale Author, Christine Haggerty Book Review Synopsis When Maddie's father catches her with a boy, he hauls her into town in a pig wagon and finds her a husband. But Peter's cabin in the woods promises something very different than Maddie's happily ever after. Pretty Things, a... Continue Reading →
The Grimm Chronicles
Why Fairy Tales?
by author Christine Haggerty
Yeah, yeah. Fairy tales have been done before.
So why did I jump on that over-filled train and do it again? Retell a fairy tale? Especially since most of them don’t even have any fairies in them?
Because I can. And it’s fun.
And humans, those beings who buy and read books, can’t seem to stop reading them. So, as long as I’m having fun, I’m going to write them.
Fairy tales have some kind of effect on our subconscious existence. They spring from our souls. I would like to argue that fairy tales are particularly embedded in Western culture, but did you know there is a Cinderella story in every culture in the world? The dates for these stories’ origins prove that these stories do not exist because groups of people traveled and shared them. These Cinderella stories originated in…
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Dust of Snow The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. — Robert Frost, for more see The Poetry of Robert Frost
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