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Fairy Tales…

As a child I wrapped fairy tales around my mind as I would wrap a snug blanket around myself on a chill day. Stories insulated me from the hard, cold world. But when I reached teen years I longed for a different kind of escape. At that age I read mostly horror, or stark, bleak historical fiction filled with all the realism I could handle. I was always reading stories that adults around me deemed “innapropriate” (read–too old). At that age it seemed more of an escape to read about people who had it “really” bad.  My life seemed fairly rosy in comparison. And then I tired of darkness and realism. It dawned on me that horror was really just a cruel caricature of fairy tales. The princess never married the prince and the wicked witch always won. I wanted the happily ever after again.  With a sigh of relief I set aside Steven King and tumbled joyfully into Narnia again.

It felt like coming home. And then I became a children’s book author.

C.S. Lewis said: “Someday you will be old enough to read fairy tales again.”

Are you old enough to read fairy tales again? If so, perhaps you are also young enough (at heart) to write them.