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Go Back to Fairyland, Said the Trolls
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Ever since the election, people have been telling me to shut up and go back to Fairyland. Be silent. Be good. Accept. Submit. Stop talking about politics. Stick to fairy tales. (As if fairy tales have ever not been about politics.) Go back to Fairyland. Go back to Fairyland.

So I did.

I have struggled since November 8th with everything I thought I understood about the world, and with what I could possibly do to help anyone. I certainly can’t stop talking. I can never do that. But for once, the Internet trolls had the answer.

I have written a new Fairyland short story. It does what fairy tales do, I hope. Explain the awful to the young. Explain the awful to the old. Explain the awful to myself. After all, once you know you’re in a fairy tale, you know how to get out, how to survive, how to stand tall and even dance at the end of it all.

This story may be read, reprinted, exchanged, and otherwise disseminated for free, forever.

The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still.

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Thank you for this.

I needed it.

This made me cry in the best way. Thank you. ♥

We need this, and we love you. Going back to Fairyland is precisely the place where you can impact people the most because you'll catch everyone when they're most vulnerable there.

Thank you so much for this.

Thank you for sharing. Thank you for writing. Thank you so much.

Thank you very much for that. I will share it with other like-minded individuals.

One of the best chunks of advice I've seen suggests just this: Find whatever you are good at and do it; use what you have in every way to combat that monster.
And above all, DON'T allow yourself to be silenced.

2016 has made me wish there really were doors to other worlds more than usual.

You are a jewel and a treasure. Thank you.

P.

Thank-you for writing and sharing what needed to be written, and what needs to be read. It will help shine light in the dark times ahead.

(Link reshared via G+ - https://plus.google.com/+RobMasters/posts/Hn6C3P5Z66m )

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Australia can offer asylum. Just don't come by boat.

This line is magnificent and delightful

Yes, who he was was a very large, very red, fire-breathing lizard who could fly, which was a bit magical, but nothing out of the ordinary

You employ such marvellous language. Never fall silent.

Thank you. We need Fairyland more than ever.

Thank you *so*very*much*.

Thank you. We need this.

Shared. Linked. Others on my many flists shared and linked, too.

Thank you. I linked this story on my FB and LJ because I thought it might help people besides me.

"With the coming of September" gave me chills. Bravo.

I loved your tweets. I love that you found a way to express yourself for us and for yourself. Thank you for the story, Ill be sharing it wide and far. <3

This hit like a ton of bricks, but it's exactly on target. Yes and no both have power beyond reckoning. We might not want to be living through this, but we must, and we must hold to those who we need to keep safe.

Thank you for this. <3

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