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.
mary montague sikesSeptember 13, 2013 at 10:38am
Like your writing prompt. The old poems inspire!
Marian AllenSeptember 13, 2013 at 11:21am
Monti, I love those Victorian narrative poems!
JaneSeptember 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.
Marian AllenSeptember 14, 2013 at 10:48am
You’re welcome! 🙂