Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
In this 2013 retelling, Vi Khi Nao weaves a new form of fiction marked by its bold presentation of femininity and desire.
Harbingers of death and dragons, swans populate the sky in indie legend Sufjan Steven’s 2004 album.
Swans “wakened under one big dome together” describe Rose’s uninvited sexual awakening in Alice Munro’s short story “Wild Swans.”
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Managing Editor Laura I. Miller.