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The Everywhere and the Always single work   short story   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Everywhere and the Always
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  • Author's note: This is not a Disney-style, modernised, sanitised fairy tale with a 'happily ever after ending'. Interweaving a time-honoured theme with a contemporary setting, 'The Everywhere and The Always' is a cautionary tale that more closely reflects the dark roots of the tradition, rather than being designed to appeal to young children. We all know that time passes differently in The Other Lands: mortals, enter at your peril!

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    y separately published work icon Mythic Resonance Stephen Thompson (editor), West End : Esstee Media , 2011 15252098 2011 anthology short story

    'Ea, master of Apsu, the great water beneath the earth; Gelert, the faithful hound; Medusa and Herakles; sirens, valkyries, fairies; Leonardo Da Vinci and Snow White - these are just some of the legendary characters that resonate within this thought-provoking garland of short stories from Australia. Archetypes from ancient mythology, lurking in the depths of our psyches, peer at us through the haze of history; cautionary tales from our nursery years remind us of what can happen when we disobey The Rules; well known themes of obsession, betrayal and exploitation, love and loss and renewal are skillfully manipulated into new and compelling forms. From the lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek, to the sad and the sinister, this selection of tales with their clever mythic echoes, is sure to entertain, enlighten and challenge readers of all ages.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    West End : Esstee Media , 2011
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