Fairytales are not written to tell children that dragons exist.
Children know full well that dragons exist.
Fairytales are written to show children that sometimes dragons
can be defeated.
—G. K. Chesterton
We are children at every age.
Life is only a story—which can take evil turns down noxious alleys, whiten your hair from fear.
And to whom could such nefarious events happen?
Why, to everyone. Anyone. Me. You.
A Portion from JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll
…He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought–
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back….
As the Joker so appropriately said:
Angela Zeman is a member of:
Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America,
International Association of Crime Writers NA, International Thriller Writers
and the New York Friars Club
© 2011 Angela Zeman