Rat Oratio, The Rat’s Speech

Rat Oratio, The Rat’s Speech

A few years ago, when I was exploring Charles Perrault’s version of Cinderella, I had quite an enlightening chat with the rat. You might remember that when the fairy godmother shows up, she puts Cinderella to work. She has to fetch a pumpkin from the field and free...
Octopus Poetry

Octopus Poetry

“Octopuses can taste with their entire bodies, but this sense is most exquisitely developed in their suckers. Athena’s is an exceptionally intimate embrace. She is at once touching and tasting my skin, and possibly the muscle, bone, and blood beneath. Through we have...
Inside Stories of the Briar Rose

Inside Stories of the Briar Rose

On Sunday, January 22, I had the privilege of giving a talk on The Healing Power of The Briar Rose to a warm and receptive audience. Here’s a glimpse into that event for those of you who are curious about how it unfolded. We gathered at Ann Kerr-Linden’s “Story...
My WonderLit Version of Jack and the Beanstalk

My WonderLit Version of Jack and the Beanstalk

Happy Spring, dear readers! I’m posting my “wonderlit” version of Jack and the Beanstalk, which is based on the original 1820 version from Scotland. It’s the story that I worked with when I created the WonderLit course and it’s still very...
Death and the Undine Queen

Death and the Undine Queen

In the “Finding Your Voices” workshop, I went spelunking for characters in a story based on the novel, Abeille, Princess of Dwarves, (1883) written by the French philosopher, Anatole France. The ancient physician Paracelsus would be delighted by this story since it...

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