Author Archives: Theodora Goss

Lady Winter

Lady Winter by Theodora Goss My soul said, let us visit Lady Winter. Why? I responded.  Look, the leaves still lie yellow and red and orange in the gutters. The geese float on the river.  On the sidewalks, puddles continue … Continue reading

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Heroine’s Journey: Death and Disguise

At some point during the fairytale heroine’s journey, she dies. Or she’s in disguise: actually, it’s much the same thing. You remember the fairytale heroine’s journey, right? I haven’t written about it for a while, because I’ve been so busy. … Continue reading

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The Witch-Girls

The Witch-Girls by Theodora Goss The witch-girls go to school just down the street. I see them pass each morning with their brooms and uniforms: black dresses, peaked black hats. They giggle just like ordinary girls, except that as they … Continue reading

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The Gold-Spinner

The Gold-Spinner by Theodora Goss There was a little man, I told him. I gave the little man my rosary, I gave the little man my ring, my mother’s ring, which she had given me as she lay dying. A … Continue reading

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The Stepsister’s Tale

The Stepsister’s Tale by Theodora Goss It isn’t easy, cutting into your feet. Years later, when I had become a podiatrist, I learned the parts of the feet. Did you know your feet contain a quarter of your bones? Calcaneus, … Continue reading

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The Morning After

The Morning After by Theodora Goss Even on the morning after a great tragedy, the world is still beautiful. Should it be?  I don’t know. Perhaps after the slaughter, after the bodies lying in a field, the houses burning, the … Continue reading

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Beauty to the Beast

Beauty to the Beast by Theodora Goss When I dare walk in fields, barefoot and tender, trace thorns with my finger, swallow amber, crawl into the badger’s chamber, comb lightning’s loose hair in a crashing storm, walk in a wolf’s … Continue reading

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