Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 9

Episode 9: “The Old Woman in the Wood” (5:27) This is a really fabulous tale–it’s a wonder why it’s not more popular. It’s got all the great elements: a stranded serving girl, murdering thieves, benevolent wild birds with keys, trees full of food and clothes and beds, and an old witch that the serving girl must defeat by following…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 7

Episode 7: “Rumplestiltskin” (6:30) Lucky Number Seven and St. Patrick’s Day can only mean one thing: today’s the day for our favorite little fairy tale elf, Rumplestiltskin. For once, the original version of this tale is pretty much the version everyone knows. I have, however, given Rumpy a bit of brogue in honor of the day. And, as the…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 6

Episode 6: “Rapunzel” (8:20) In which the prince is blinded, Rapunzel gets knocked up, and the tears of true love save the day. “Rampion” is indeed another word for rapunzel. It is a flowering plant native to Europe and western Asia. Its flowers are usually purple, but can also appear blue, white, or pink. The “ell” is a unit…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 4

Episode 4: “The Giant and The Tailor” (4:42) One of the less-popular Giant Tales, those of you with difficult employers will definitely appreciate this one. It also illustrates one of my favorite writing quotes from author James Maxey: “Swagger when you lie.”  

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 3

Episode 3: “Sweet Porridge” (1:34) The moral of this story is that you should always read the instructions first. Especially when dealing with an Enchanted Object. Hope you’re hungry! Check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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Audio: “A Multiple Choice Love Story”

The July issue of Apex Magazine is now online for your reading pleasure! I had a BLAST reading this month’s audio fiction: “A Multiple Choice Love Story” by Terra LeMay. It was a fun read, because of all the parenthetical inserts and possible alternatives as the story goes on — it was a challenge to read aloud that I…

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Audio: “The Giant & The Unicorn”

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated audio version of my Shimmer Clockwork Jungle issue story “The Giant & The Unicorn” is now live! Hooray! I swear I channeled Kate Winslet for this narration. Click here to listen (run time about 19 minutes) and tell me if you think the same. This story is rated G — appropriate for all ages and fun…

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