Breadcrumbs and the Dark Woods, the “What If” Game with Hansel & Gretel

I like playing the "What If" game. If you don't know it (see what I did there?) it's the game you play with yourself (or others, rules are optional) wondering what can or did happen. It's especially gratifying with fairy tales. For me, happily ever after isn't enough of a denouement to satisfy. One of … Continue reading Breadcrumbs and the Dark Woods, the “What If” Game with Hansel & Gretel

Fairy tale Endings and a Passel of Princesses

Fairy tales like drama, specifically uncertainty. They fixate on main characters who often are in situations most of us would consider cruel and unusual and then give them over to situations that sound better, but just as unsure. Why are they okay with this and more importantly, why are we? Last weekend I saw Ralph … Continue reading Fairy tale Endings and a Passel of Princesses