In Others’ Words: Fairy Tales
“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you … “
Anybody else love that song when it’s sung by Frank Sinatra?
There’s a bit of a fairy tale thread woven into my upcoming release, Catch a Falling Star. And yes, I loved reading fairy tales when I was growing up. Cinderella was a favorite, of course, but I also enjoyed Snow-White and Rose-Red. Recently I enjoyed the updated Disney version of Rapunzel.
What’s the allure of fairy tales? When I was a child, I was thrilled by how they push back the boundaries of maybes and what ifs. Wishing upon a star could lead to a dream coming true … and there might really be someone magical — powerful — listening to me when my heart was broken by hardship or disappointment.
If you think about it, fairy tales offer readers hope. Romance. Happily-Ever-Afters.
That’s why I write … and that’s why so many of the writers I know put hands to keyboard. And yet, somehow, someway, I want to point my readers to something more than a star to wish upon, or to a bitty-bobbity-boo fairy godmother.
Fairy tales are delightful … but the Truth is life-changing.
In Your Words: What’s your favorite fairy tale? Why do you read them?
P.S. Looking for another novel with a fairy tale theme? Watch for best-selling author Rachel Hauck’s upcoming release, Once Upon a Prince!0 I like this!