Cinderella’s New Year

Cinderella’s New Year

A Fictional Story by Michelle Tocher It comforts me to think that there are things we can leave behind in the old year…. and somehow, in the tumult of letting go, there’s a finding of something essential that will carry us into the year ahead. That’s...
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...
The White Snake

The White Snake

Here is an unpublished parable I wrote a number of years ago, inspired by the Grimms’ fairy tale, “The White Snake.” I wondered who the white snake could be, and how he might be faring these days with so many humans starved for his wisdom. The White Snake by Michelle...
A Few Words with the Troll

A Few Words with the Troll

Last week, the Washington Post published a report detailing how officials at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention had been banned from using words such as “diversity,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” The report caused an uproar, and while the...
The Idiot Box

The Idiot Box

that Given that the “trick or treat” season is upon us, I thought I’d offer my own treat. “The Idiot Box” is an original, unpublished story that I wrote a number of years ago. I’ve blown the dust off it recently because it seems more...

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