As I mentioned last week, my Mom was taking me to see Aladdin The Musical. It was amazing! One thing I really miss about city living is the opportunity to go to shows. I love the theatre, and musical theatre especially. I also miss being on the stage, but I think that ship has sailed. … Continue reading Aladdin The Musical
There is some debate on the origins of the fairy tale of Aladdin. It is commonly believed to be one of the stories Scheherazade tells in One Thousand And One Nights. I certainly thought it was. The copy I had growing up was definitely in a compilation of Middle Eastern stories including Aladdin, Ali Baba … Continue reading Do you really know Aladdin?
I had a marvellous weekend even though I was ill. I took the weekend off writing because I was ill for most of last week and just needed some down time. I hit up my local library Saturday morning, returned the books I had out, and picked up some new ones; and oh my gods … Continue reading Sci-Fi Fairy Tales and Goddesses
Wow! Over the last few days life really decided that my plans were unimportant. I had hoped to post this on Sunday as per my usual schedule but like I said, the universe had other plans. One of the things I’ve been discussing on my blog is fairy tales and the impact they’ve had on … Continue reading Fairy Tales: The Red Shoes
If you’ve been following this blog, then you will know that I’m rather obsessed with Greek Mythology. Always have been. I am also semi-obsessed with Mermaids. It always puzzled me though that in modern art and literature the term Siren and Mermaid seem to be synonyms. The mythological Greek Siren’s are nothing like modern Mermaids … Continue reading My Myth of Mermaids and Poem – Siren’s Song
Today I wanted to share another poem. I had wanted to share an excerpt from Samhain Sorcery but I’m not where I wanted to be with it yet. So instead I’m sharing this. I wrote this poem circa 2010. I’ve probably mentioned before now that I am pretty obsessed with Greek Mythology. This poem was … Continue reading Poem – Hades Halls
This is another of the poems I wrote during my Bachelor’s studies. This one was inspired by the body of fairy and folk tales I was studying at the time. It’s mainly inspired by tales such as Beauty and the Beast and myths such as Hades and Persephone, Cupid and Psyche, and really any of … Continue reading Poem – Twisted