The Beauty and the Beast Issue


We won't say much about this issue, because our writers have done such a fabulous job of bending, twisting, darkening, altering and uplifting the story of "Beauty and the Beast,' that we don't want to waste your time with a long introduction. So, with great pride, and in no particular order ...

Table of Contents

Finding Beauty, By Breanna Teintze

Expectations, By Amanda Marlowe

Inner Smile, By Aisling Burke

Roses on Snow, By Ariel Woodruff

Like Flies on the Wall, By Gerri Leen

The Rogue Rose, By Maria Duffy

Beauty and the Book Review, By Tahlia Merrill

The Fleetness of Love, By Marie Croke

A Servant's Tale, By Megan Arkenberg

I Am a Beast, By Martin Willits Jr.

A Modern Tale of Today's Young Bell, By Brittany Roshelle Davis

Beyond the Happy Ending, By Lory Hess

Beauty, By Katrina Robinson

Linda, By Jennifer Povey

Bonita and the Hacienda, By Thea Hutcheson

Their Daughter Rose, By Allison Hunter-Frederick

The Diary of Beauty's Sister, By Samuel Valentino

Lucia's Wish, By Ben Langhinrichs

Prince of Dreams, By Katie Lovett

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig, By Jack Nemo

The Woman, the Vase, and the Flowers, By Ben Loory

Her Father's Tale, By Paul McCloskey

The Fairy Speaks, By Easter Christopher

Manley and the Missing Link, By Shannon Anthony

Two Poems By Alexandra Seidel

Beastly, By Nikki Hall

A Beastly Belle Feast, By Cecelia Myers

Magic Kiss, By Mike Berger

The Rose Deflowered, By Sarah Stasik

Beauty and the Old Maid, By Debbie Cowens

Geese, One of the Contest Winners, By Jennifer Povey

Affective Enchantment, By John C Mannone, Another Contest Winner

Image by Adrienne Segur.

2 comments:

Kar said...

My all-time favorite fairy tale! I love some of these interpretations; I'm only sad I missed out on it myself!

Oh yes, and the contest! Enter me!

Brittany said...

Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite fairy tale stories that I grew up on, and I cannot wait until it comes out on DVD in November! I thought it was very interesting to see how different people interpret Beauty and the Beast in different ways. One of my favorites was the one where they share a diary of Bells sister. It is always interesting to read the person who brings evil into the story other than the parent. It is all in her perspective and it gives how she feels. In a way I seemed to think she cared more for Bella than she wants to make it out to be, but of course we are all stingy like them sometimes, especially towards our siblings. I also really like the picture in “I am a Beast”. It represents how a lot of us can feel when we feel alone and disliked. Everything around us is blurred and we are so down that we just feel like we cannot go on. Overall, I think there were great illustrations and ideas being expressed.

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