Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Fairy Tale Within Us

The fanciful work of Neko on DA or A Glass Poppy here fascinates me. Well-drawn, interesting compositions, and her best work comes directly from her imagination, though she does take commissions as well.

I think it's the fairy tale aspect of her art that I adore. I want to write a story for everything -- hey, maybe I will!


Speaking of fairy tales, The Librarian's Assistant has been nominated for a Daily Deviation on DA. Don't know if it'll make it, but I'm glad to have been nominated.

Ipod on shuffle, great playlist this morning:
Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"
Will Young, "Light My Fire"
Coldplay, "The Scientist"
Bill Withers, "Use Me"
Another Bill Withers, "Lovely Day" (ze ipod has great tastes, no?)


I've loved writing the fairy tale-esque stories most, I have to be honest with myself. Sometimes, in trying to be "literary," I abandon the most truthful parts of myself. And now, I find I'm really drawn to those same fantastical elements within horror stories. I've only written two, one of which totally creeped me out and which even, upon editing a few days ago, still made me uncomfortable. Now I'm working on another one, and while it definitely has those fairy tale elements, it remains to be seen if I'm also tapping into the things that frighten me most. I think it might... (and that's a good thing)

A haiku

She sells seashells now
In Denver but they don't know
What to do with shells

1 comment:

  1. *giggles* Thank you! And exactly my point! What do with with shells?? hm.... lol.

    So, I am very interested in this story that is frightening you--I hope one day you tell me about it, because I am so interested in that kind of stuff, you know. Really getting to the root of fears, fantasy, and horror.