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An Old Man with a Red Umbrella and a Death Wish.

A Busy junction at the centre of a bustling city. Five minutes from rush hour the roads, like a storm-soaked river, begin to clog.

It is mid-summer, and the black tarmac reflects rays of light into squinting eyes. 314 more words


Imperfect Forever After

“Just give me a reason, just a little bit, it’s enough.”

But all those reason were lies.

“Cause I know I’d be happier with you.” 116 more words

Review: The Beast's Heart

Title: The Beast’s Heart
Author: Leife Shallcross
Series: – –
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last.

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More than true - how fairytales defined me

For Cinders Editor Méabh McDonnell, few things have been more influential in her life than her love of fairytales. Here, she looks at why the stories she heard as a child became lodestones for her as and adult, inspiring and empowering her along the way. 793 more words

Books And Authors

Fairy tales and Princes

I don’t know about all little girls today but I remember when I was little and the girls that I played with when I was growing up. 248 more words

Signing Up

As a student, I am constantly signing up for classes, beginning a whole new experience with each unit I take. Whether that be the bonds formed by the desire to pull out our hair during labs or complaining and downing coffee throughout the endless nights spent studying, friendships are made and new visitors walk into our lives. 1,036 more words


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

There are dozens of books out there that re-work traditional fairy and folk tales, but few take the kernel of the story and pop it into something completely different. 345 more words