Beginning today and on every Saturday and Sunday hereafter for 28 weeks – which takes us to mid-March 2008 - a serial fairy tale will be published at The Elder Storytelling Place.
It was written in 1927, and is titled Chandra and Her Georg. More information and the first installment are here.
On an entirely different note, Riverbend who blogs at Baghdad Burning (she is listed on the right sidebar as an honorary elderblogger) is back. Ever since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, this young woman has been writing stories of daily life in Baghdad that are so real, so rich in sad and terrifying detail that you could almost imagine being there with her - except not really, because life for us in the U.S., Europe, Australia, etc. is so easy and safe.
She stopped posting in April and each time I checked her blog thereafter, I worried for her and her family. Given the news of civilian deaths every day from Baghdad, it seems almost a miracle now that she has posted her first entry from Syria to which she and her family fled a few months ago. Don't miss her harrowing tale titled Leaving Home...