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Rabia Gale breaks fairy tales and fuses fantasy and science fiction. She loves to write about battered-but-still-battling heroes, transformation and redemption, and things from outer space. In her spare time, she reads, doodles, eats chocolate, and homeschools her children.
Rabia grew up in hot humid Karachi, Pakistan. She then spent almost a decade in the frozen American Northeast among the trees, mountains, and moose. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.
on Aug. 26, 2012 :
Fabulous storytelling, scenes that come to life, protagonist's plights full of conflict - that's what you'll find in this collection of three short stories.
Based on fairytales of yesteryear, we get a glimpse into what COULD have happened after the Happily Ever After... and it might not have been so happy, which is in keeping with the traditional fairtytales. The good guy does not always win.
The last story in particular is a fantastic re-imagining of how one fairytale could have led directly into another fairytale (but I won't say any more because I don't want to spoil the surprise).
Well worth reading.
(reviewed long after purchase)