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Day 3 – The Frog Princess

Staying with Russian stories for the moment, we have The Frog Princess. I’ve read a very similar story with a Chinese setting. The nearest European story is either “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, but the genders are

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Day 2 – The Twelve Months

The Twelve Months is an Eastern European fairy tale, and this version here is Slavic. My name might be Irish (and I am Irish on my father’s side), but my mother’s family are German-Slavs, and it’s from that side of

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Day 1 – Snow White and Rose Red

I had intended to start with an Irish story from a book of Irish tales that I’m editing, but it had formatting problems. It’ll come in a few days. Instead, I’m starting with a story that I loved from my

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31 Days of Fairy Tales

It’s October again, and that means that I’m tackling the Write 31 Days challenge again. The challenge is to blog for 31 days on a single theme/subject. Once again, I’m going to tackle fairy tales as a subject. And this

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Day 1 – The Twelve Brothers

This is another story I remember reading as a child. Partially it sticks in my mind because it’s another one with a violent punishment for the villain. As a child, those punishments were deeply satisfying; children are violent little creatures

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Day 0 of Thirty One Days

So I’m going to try this again this year, with hopefully better results. I got an ear infection last year (not surprising – I get ear infections frequently and always when I’m trying something difficult like this) and by the

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Day 5 – The Princess in Disguise

Speaking of beautiful dresses, this is another story that features the gowns gold like sunshine, silver as the moon and sparkling as the stars. The Princess in Disguise or Roughskin is the story of a princess who flees a marriage

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