not so GRIMM - gentle fables and cautionary tales

not so GRIMM - gentle fables and cautionary tales

by Becky Haigler
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not so GRIMM - gentle fables and cautionary tales by Becky Haigler

In his dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis said to the young people for whom he wrote, "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." not so GRIMM is a collection for those who are ready for fairy tales. The stories take place in our familiar world, but the author also pulls back the curtain between this reality and another in surprising scenes, evoking the old tales while tapping the shoulder of the 21st-century conscience.

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BN ID: 2940013203570
Publisher: Laughing Cactus Press imprint Silver Boomer Books
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Becky Haigler is retired after 24 years of teaching Spanish in Texas public schools. As an Air Force wife, she lived in Spain, Germany, Japan, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas. Her poetry has appeared in Cappers Magazine, Christian Single Magazine, Jack and Jill, Writer’s Guidelines, Devo’Zine, Caprock Sun, and Lubbock Magazine, as well as the anthologies of Silver Boomer Books. Her short stories for adolescents have been published by several denominational presses. All work before 2000 appeared in her previous name, Becky McClure, and some recent work has used a pen name, Mary Carter.
In retirement, Becky has become an editor/partner in Silver Boomer Books. Currently residing in St. Louis, Misouri, with husband Dave Haigler, Becky participates in several writers’ groups. While living in Shreveport, she was named to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Artists Roster in the literary category. She has two daughters and three granddaughters.

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Not So Grimm Gentle Fables And Cautionary Tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BarbaraRollins More than 1 year ago
Becky Haigler calls these short stories "Magic Realism" and suggests they evolve from a Latin American writers like Laura Esquival's LIKE WATER FROM CHOCOLATE and the works of Borges, Cortázar, and García-Márquez. I don't know the work of the other writers, but I do know I'm intrigued by what Haigler has done! I just love the way you're reading along and suddenly the unbelievable happens - quite believably! It's superb stuff. You'll be hooked from the first paragraph of the first story: "Flowers didn't actually fall from Evita's lips - not at first, and not all the time. Even Evita herself didn't know for a long time what happened when she spoke. On the South Texas hacienda of the Montalvo family, with formal gardens and flowering hedges, no one found a stray flower here and there very remarkable."