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A cape as red as rose

Basket swinging, fair voice singing through the forest Lil Eve goes On swift sure feet her gran to meet her cape as red as rose “Play with me,” a young wolf cries “I’m all alone in here!” “No no!” she … Continue reading

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down by the rushing river

down by the rushing river, there I laid our noble queen whose sorcery so beguiled the king’s proud daughter, that fairest maid who, for her crime of beauty, in shade I led, deep in the forest, poor child, down by … Continue reading

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The Three Crowns of Sendahir

In the distant land of Sendahir, where the sun is fiercely hot and people have darker skin than ours, a king and queen ruled during a time of peace and plenty. And yet, they were unhappy, because although the high … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s Night

Cinderella, listen dear, That midnight deal is good My offer is a better one I’m in a generous mood I’ll bring a gown of finest silk A stylist for your hair Shoes for which all women lust Wings to take … Continue reading

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Little Redcape and the Wolf

This was written at the same time as yesterday’s Stiletto Cinderella, a time in my life when I was reading a lot of fairytales. There were once three sweet little girls who were loved by everyone who so much as … Continue reading

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Stiletto Cinderella

I quite forgot, yesterday, that thirteen years ago I wrote another Cinderella fairytale… Once upon a time there were two beautiful sisters who were invited to all the parties and even contended, amiably for the most part, with each other … Continue reading

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Cinderulla

There once was a young woman called Ulla. She was the youngest daughter of a modestly wealthy family who owned and managed a country estate and farm. Times were hard, but there was enough to eat and life was comfortable. … Continue reading

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The Stellar and the Princess – Parts 3 and 4

The Stellar and the Princess Librarian’s Note While the first two parts of The Stellar and the Princess are fairly well preserved, I have had to put together the rest of the story by examining a number of sources. Only … Continue reading

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The Stellar and the Princess – Parts 1 and 2

The Stellar and the Princess Foreword Everyone knows the Daughters of Hope. Even five year old children in remote peaceful villages can describe a Daughter of Hope: golden eyes, golden lips, silver hair, silver nails. They are famed for their … Continue reading

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