Living for the Revel (catvalente) wrote,
Living for the Revel
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Go Back to Fairyland, Said the Trolls

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.
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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