A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Road of Dreams” by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

A young woman appears on the road in mid-step, and a silvery peal of chimes fills the air of the tower chamber. “A special one. A strong dreamer,” Lady Felicity says. She tries to see better and nearly falls, bracing herself against the wall until she’s steady again. The strong dreamer teeters in cheap high…

Fairy Tales My Father Never Told Me by Dimitra Nikolaidou

“Why won’t you read me Cinderella?” “I have another story, one you’ve never heard…” Long after I had learned to read myself and stopped requesting bedtime stories, my dad let slip the reason he never bought me Cinderella or Snow White or any other classic fairy tale: he was angered by the fact that the…