The Best Seven Miles Ever

I’m referring to my new favorite blog, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, the blog of Katherine Langrish. In fact, today is all about Katherine and all her works and all her ways. Katherine, you see, is all about fairy tales, folklore, and fantasy. Also, subjects that do not begin with the letter “f”.

Her latest work is the short story Forsaken, a different take on Matthew Arnold’s poem “The Forsaken Merman”. Longtime readers of this blog (Hi, Mom!) know that my first published book, Eel’s Reverence, was inspired by that same poem. 🙂

Be sure to check out her Fairytale Reflections tab, with its links to many major fantasy writers’ essays on various fairy tales. It’s going to keep me occupied for quite a while.

I also just bought one of her fantasy novels, West of the Moon. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Pick a Victorian poem and outline a story based on it from a different perspective than the poet’s.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Best Seven Miles Ever

  1. Jane

    September 14, 2013 at 10:31am

    Hi. I just spent a good 30 minutes following one of your links in today’s post. It was great! Thanks.

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