What Makes a Fairy Tale a Fairy Tale?

What Makes a Fairy Tale a Fairy Tale?

Addison Lucchi, Guest Contributor
When I try to answer the “what is a fairytale” question in conversation, I usually answer the same way George MacDonald did: I simply recommend my favorite fairy tales… “Read Peter Pan!” I say. “Read Grimm, read Anderson, read Stardust, read the Narnia books… and perhaps by reading all of those, you will then understand what a fairy tale is.”

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What Re-Entry Stress Can Teach You about Your Changed Character

What Re-Entry Stress Can Teach You about Your Changed Character

Jake Buller, Guest Contributor
Sometimes when people talk about cross-cultural interactions, they put the emphasis on culture shock. What is more rarely spoken of (but common to the experience of those who cross cultures) is what is sometimes called reverse culture shock. It’s getting culture shock in your own culture. It’s also an aspect of story that is sometimes neglected by writers.

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