Into the Forest

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir

There was once an ancient forest with a tall tower hidden within its heart. The legend says, a fair maiden was trapped in the tower and only a man with a brave, pure heart could save her.

That was at least the very first version of the legend, known among people when the forest was still young, so many years ago. The newest one is quite different.

There was once an ancient forest, which was eating people. The fair maiden was leading them into the tower hidden within its heart. And they kept disappearing there, never to come back.

The Bluebell Fairy

“I’ll wait for you under the bluebells. I’ll be there always.”

Kim Harrison

Once upon a time in an old, forgotten cemetery lived a little bluebell fairy who was very lonely. As all her sisters, she was waking up only for few spring weeks every year, to take care of blooming flowers and paint them in the most enchanting colours.

My top 10 favourite fantasy & SF writers

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.”

Neil Gaiman

I am a total bookworm. I read a lot and that’s one of the most magical things in my life.

I love discovering new worlds and stepping into adventures through books – probably that’s why fantasy and science fiction are my favourite literature genres. But not only because of that. I believe that fantasy worlds and characters are actually reflecions of our reality, dreams and problems. And by stepping into them, we can learn more about ourselves and our own world.

Victorian Snow White at Liberton Kirk

“Her skin was white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.”

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow White

A classic story about beauty and monstrosity, kindness and jealousy, innocence and hatred

A story about the girl with pure heart and her cruel stepmother, who couldn’t bear being worse in any way. We all know that story, of course. But what if it was totally different?