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Rose Red Review was kind enough to accept a short story of mine, "Dark-Side Dreaming", for publication in its thirteenth issue. The review's name is a reference to the fairy-tale character Rose Red (a favorite heroine of many, I'm sure). Check out a bit of what the publication is all about, Rose-Red-wise:
Rose Red is the outdoorsy, curious sister of Snow White, a shy, delicate wallflower. Rose Red represents warmth, passion, and the thirst for knowledge; it is she who invites the cursed bear-prince into the home she shares with her sister. Rose Red is enamored with life, and she possesses a sense of adventure. If she were a real girl, Rose Red would seek out the magic in the everyday: a sandy riverbank, a new song, strange happenings in an airport. In difficult times, she would recognize the nature of hardship: a hurdle to overcome.Fun anecdote time: I first stumbled upon Rose Red Review when, a long time ago (like two years?) I was browsing through my dear friend (and newly minted YA author!) Kimberly Karalius's publication credits in search of reading material. Rose Red Review published her exquisite spin on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, "Scissors and Thorns", in 2012. So I've been wanting to submit here for a while!
A few of you have already read "Dark-Side Dreaming"—don't worry, that's only about three people. It's essentially a middle-grade retelling of Rapunzel, except 'Rapunzel' isn't locked in a tower.
She's on the moon. Because logic.
This was originally inspired by this art. I basically went, "Hey! Moon-tower! You know what else has to do with towers? RAPUNZEL."
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