Fairy Tales (Part Three: Reworkings and Retellings)
The world of the old tales existed parallel to ours, but sometimes the walls separating the two became so thing and brittle that the two worlds started to blend into each other. That was when the trouble started. That was when the bad things came. That was when the Crooked Man began to appear to David.
In the lives of children, pumpkins turn into coaches, mice and rats turn into men. When we grow up, we realize it is far more common for men to turn into rats.
Here the sun mellowed, took on the cast of late afternoon, and the shadows seemed to fall a bit longer; the forest had sunk into a deeper silence, magnifying what sounds did arise. The sudden, quick crash of a fox bounding through the brush was as loud as the slam of a great wooden door.
I wander the island, inventing it. I make a sun for it, and trees, and cause water to lap the pebbles of its abandoned shores.
[…], I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.
She was a cyborg, and she would never go to a ball.
"I hope you noticed we have a serious situation."
"team peeta or team ga-"
The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald (via treesofreverie)
THEY’RE NOT BABUSKA DOLLS!!!! BABUSHKA MEANS GRANDMOTHER. THE DOLLS ARE CALLED “Matryoshka dolls" YOU UNCULTURED SWINE!!