True Fairytales2018-10-25T15:42:32-04:00

True Fairytales

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”

G.K. Chesterton

The Forgotten Door

January 17th, 2019|

This is one of the first stories I wrote. I think it was influenced a bit by Oscar Wilde's classic, The Selfish Giant.  I hope you enjoy listening and will share with others.  

True Fairytales 6 – Rapunzel

December 28th, 2018|

The sixth episode of True Fairytales is a classic tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. There is a lot going on in this famous story. The symbolism is actually quite dark--violent, sexual and sinister.

The Grey Wolf

December 6th, 2018|

George MacDonald's The Grey Wolf opens the fairy tale genre into the sub category of horror. Like all the stories, this requires listening more than once...then think it through and discuss.

Strapplecross the Scarecrow

November 27th, 2018|

Here's a story I wrote when I lived in England for the Sunday they celebrate as "Harvest Sunday". I thought it travelled pretty well and re-wrote it for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy the

The Emperor’s New Clothes

November 6th, 2018|

The second episode in True Fairytales is the classic Hans Christian Anderson story, The Emperor's New Clothes.  It's a tale that explores not only pride and vanity, but peer pressure, the danger of scams and

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