Vashti has written a superb Etheree Poem. Pay special attention to the myths and fairytale links. This post is filled with magic! Enjoy. ❤

The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q

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“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”

~ Albert Einstein

I don’t know about you but I haven’t outgrown fairy tales. I still love them. Did you know that fairy tales were originally written for adults? 

Once upon a time, long before Gus Gus and Prince Charming, fairy tales were brimming with murder and torture. True love’s kiss and happily ever afters were child’s play for the writers that came before Walt Disney.Giambattista Basile, Hans Christian Andersen, J.M. Barrieand theGrimm Brothersmuch preferred a haunting tale over a romantic one, but a few of their most harrowing details have been lost in translation. Do you knowCinderella‘s wicked secret? How didSleeping Beautyreally wake up…

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