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9 Fairy Tales with Sinister Morals

Before Disney packed them full of happy endings and singing teapots, Fairy Tales were dark, violent stories told to teach kids harsh lessons. Fathers preyed on daughters, wicked step sisters had their feet chopped to pieces and wayward children slaughtered pensioners in their own homes. 1,623 more words


The Little Mermaid in her Garden

I’m working on the scene in which the Little Mermaid (in Andersen’s story, she isn’t given a name) is creating her own underwater garden. It’s still going. 212 more words


Fairy Tale Friday - "It Is Perfectly True!"

“It Is Perfectly True!” is a tale from Hans Christian Andersen about the potency of rumors.

In a henhouse lived an upright hen who laid an egg every day. 558 more words

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Top 10 Truly Disturbing Fairy Tales

The horribly disturbing fairy tales featured on this list involve torture, rape, cannibalism, infanticide, necrophilia, bestiality, cruel and unusual punishment, and incest – all of them taboo subjects in today’s sterilized society. 3,220 more words


Hans Christian Andersen's Motto was "Enjoy Life"

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”

~ Hans Christian Andersen ~

Some of my favorite childhood stories were written by Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish writer, who was born in 1805. 524 more words



Copenhagen; a cool, compact city of green cooper spires, cobbled squares filled with outdoor cafes in the summer, and fantastic, fun filled theme parks. A roisterous, swaggering city that wears its heart on its sleeve and offers a warm welcome to miilions each year. 288 more words

Stylish, Elegant Travel With Some Delightful Twists And Surprises...

Inchelina and the Swallow

“Almost blocking the passageway was a dead swallow, with its beautiful wings pressed close to its body, its feet almost hidden by feathers, and its head nestled under a wing. 31 more words