Anachronistic Fairytales

if two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it
Ernest Hemingway

The Fairy Nurse
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Fairy Nurse

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

“'More costly and precious than all the crowns in the world,' replied the stranger, 'for not only will the basin furnish you with the best food that you can dream of, but if you drink of it, it will cure you of any illness however dangerous, and will even bring the dead back to life, if it touches their mouths. As to the diamond lance, that will cut through any stone or metal.'
‘And to whom do these wonders belong?’ asked Peronnik in amazement.
‘To a magician named Rogear who lives in the castle,’ answered the woman. ‘Every day he passes along here, mounted on a black mare, with a colt thirteen months old trotting behind. But no one dares to attack him, as he always carries his lance.’”

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The Castle of Kerglas

Andrew Lang, The Lilac Fairy Book


The Castle of Kerglas
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

“I squat on my heels, raise my head
To the moon, and howl.
I dig my nails into my sides,
And laugh when the snow turns red.
As I bend to drink,
I laugh at everything that anyone loves.”

—   Kenneth Patchen
Tatiana Pugina

Tatiana Pugina

The Ceryneian Hind
BreeAnn Veenstra

The Ceryneian Hind

BreeAnn Veenstra

Zcool 1

Zcool 1

Audrey Kawasaki
Agata Kawa

“Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger,
Only to someone who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.”

—   Hafez
Ana Luisa Pinto

Ana Luisa Pinto

Lauri Blank

Lauri Blank

After the Rain
crowgod