November 9, 2016

Fairy Tales About Broken Hearts

 
Think of fairy tales about broken hearts. It seems appropriate tonight. Leave comments below. And don't forget to enter the ebook giveaway posted below.

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  1. I'm thinking of fairy tales about ogres.

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    1. Well, that's very appropriate! Now we need to think of a specific one!

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    2. I'll admit to writing a few fairy tales about orange-colored ogres in the last few months. We're going to need fairy tales more than ever now.

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    3. Oh, I want to see some of those at EC!

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  2. I published one last year! It's 'The Giant's Heart' in 'Tales from the Dragon Lord's Library Vol II.' It's a wonderful image to work with, because it not only has its own meaning but is enough of a cliche that you can riff on that as well.

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    1. OMG! That is amazing. I will check it out.

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  3. In H. C. Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier, the main character and his beloved are destroyed by fire, leaving only their heart-shaped remains.

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    1. The image from that story is one of the strongest I've ever read.

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  4. The Steadfast Tin Soldier ends with the main character melting into the shape of a heart. I don't think it was broken but it was a sad ending.

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    1. Yes. And it is one of my fave tales of all time.

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  5. The only one I can think of is The Giant With No Heart in His Body. But if there aren't many, it's because fairy tales are ultimately hopeful. They are also very subversive. The thoughtless, rich, oppressive, and powerful are always set down at the hands of kind youngest sons, clever maids, poor tailors, and despised stepdaughters. It may not feel like it when we are in the dark of the woods, but if we keep going, right will eventually prevail. It has to.

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    1. All great points. And all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and hope right will eventually come!

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  6. Change.org is hosting a petition to the electoral college asking them to honor the popular vote. Jack and the Beanstalk, anyone? Maybe there's still hope, however insurmountable the odds.

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  7. The frozen heart of Kai in The Snow Queen, perhaps? Or that of the Tin Man, who kind of overlaps with Kai?

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