Hansel & Gretel – A re-telling

On the fringes of a dense forest there lived a poor family of four. The father was a poor woodcutter who struggled to make ends meet to provide for his wife, son, and daughter. The boy's name was Hansel and the girl's name was Gretel. Though they were poor when it came to wealth, their … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel – A re-telling

The warrior princess

Long ago, in a castle,There lived Princess Dawn who was very able,Brave, determined and dependableBut society gave her another labelA warrior princess was unthinkableThey just wanted her to be "marriageable"Like the many princesses in the fableTired of the stereotypical labelShe decided to be a rebelAnd pull off a task deemed impossibleOff she went, armed with … Continue reading The warrior princess

short story #14: The Frog Prince

Amphi was the youngest of the royal litter. With his olive-green spotted skin and long webbed feet, he was quite a looker. Being the youngest and the only male among the royal offspring, his parents and his sisters were fiercely protective of him. Since he was way too young for frog school, he stayed in … Continue reading short story #14: The Frog Prince

Ella Enchanted- Cliché all over again or Not??

Ella Enchanted is a novel by Gail Carson Levine, first published in 1997. The novel has been adapted into a movie of the same name in 2004, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy in lead roles. This is my train of thought, upon reading the novel. I have to give a fair warning - This review contains too many … Continue reading Ella Enchanted- Cliché all over again or Not??