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Storytelling in the Woods, Fairy Tales

Here is a good story about a woman who is adapting fairy tales for today’s world. And guess how, with the old way of sending them through the mail. Yes that’s right, in an envelope, in the U.S. Mail.

When I open my mail, I only expect to see bills or promotional flyers that I chuck into the trash, not the bills of course, the promotional flyers. Those flyers are nearly as bad as telemarketing calls at dinner time in the evening, although not as intrusive. I suppose that only is true for those of us who have kept our land line.

This woman is carefully rewriting well-loved fairy tales and sending a monthly email to her audience packaged in twine with a local “wild treasure” which could be a bay leaf, a tiny piece of moss or some other item from the woods near her home. She rewrites 8,000 to 10,000-word fairy tales and ancient myths from around the world.

Here is a link to the article about her from the Marin Independent Journal.