Thursday, December 20, 2012
Red Riding Hood Doodled
Fairy tales continue to linger into the modern world despite the fact that we have television, movies, radio, newspapers, and written books to displace all the bedtime stories that were passed down by oral tradition. My Folklorist heart tells me that it's because they still serve some purpose in today's world. The story of Red Riding Hood isn't one of just a little girl wandering in the woods and finding herself at the literal mercy of wolves. It is instead, something that our psyche craves. It's a way for us to envision ourselves in terrible danger and think, what would I do? And since we're all still vulnerable to terrible danger on a daily basis--as the nightly news reminds us--we wonder and we think and we plan through the framework of fairy tales, how we would escape the wolf if he was at the door.
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.