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Category Archives: short stories
At our final stop on this frightful journey through Faerie Land, the bloody-footed mermaid at the door gives us three collections of terrifying tales rated Teen-and-up. These are tales of blood-thirsty gods, angels of death, and demonic Cinderellas. Tales of … Continue reading
May is Short Story Month, so a few weeks ago, I checked my library catalog for recent(ish) Juv/YA short story collections and discovered these two: One is a … Continue reading
It’s been a month of raising the dead, hasn’t it? I’ve been resurrecting my old Insatiable Booksluts posts, and now I’ve decided to delete my LiveJournal account. Apparently, they’ve been bought by a Russian company and now require users to … Continue reading
Do you keep a night light on on Halloween, just in case? Do thoughts of the undead keep you unrested? Or are you all about the vampire bats and the plague-haunted castles and the vengeful murder victims come back to … Continue reading
“Don’t you love the cold forest? Doesn’t the howl of the wolf thrill you through with fearful delight?”
I found this awesome reading list on an online syllabus for “Fairy Tales Then and Now,” a course at Rutgers. The first two units focus on versions of Little Red Riding Hood and disobedience tales like Bluebeard, in versions from Charles … Continue reading
Yep, it’s time for more re-worked fairy tale collections, including another Windling/Datlow book! Hey, I’ll keep reviewing them as long as I keep finding ’em 🙂 Christine Heppermann. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2014. This … Continue reading
First, my favorite tales from two young adult anthologies: The Green Man – a collection focused on the mythical spirit(s) of the forest – and The Coyote Road – a collection of trickster tales. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds. … Continue reading
It’s time once again for the year-end review! Since I’ve been reading a lot of short stories this year, I’ve given them their own section. Favorite Books – Click each cover to see my review. Select Favorite … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a lot of short stories lately, haven’t I? Most recently, I’ve been going through the anthologies of re-imagined folk and fairy tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. These are my favorite stories: Ellen Datlow and Terri … Continue reading