As I get things started here on my new blog, I'll occasionally be posting essays that I wrote for other publications. This essay was originally published in 2011 in the online journal Cabinet des Fees. When Rumplestiltskin offers to spin straw into gold for the miller’s daughter, he reveals himself as an initiate of one … Continue reading Spinning a tale
Why did I name this blog Entering the Enchanted Castle? One of my favorite books from childhood is The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit. The theme has been described as "Be careful what you wish for" -- a common thread in Nesbit's fantasies. The four child protagonists start out by playing at magic, and end … Continue reading What is the enchanted castle?