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Dragons Of The Mind: Seven Fairy Tales

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Our battles do not cover us with riches, with glory. We marry no princesses, gain no kingdoms. We wrap no monsters' tongues in silken handkerchiefs embroidered with the monogram of the beloved, take no trophies which, when later our claims are challenged, we can show the king as proof of our worth and thus gain the prize. The dragons we face are in the mind.." We never ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Xlibris Corporation
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Stef
Nov 18, 2012 Stef rated it it was amazing
This collection of modern fairy-tale-inspired short stories is superb. I read it in one big gulp and couldn't put it down. The writing has a clarity and sweetness that's like drinking pure cold water when you're very thirsty.

Disclaimer: Katherine Lampe is a good friend. That means I approach her work in a positive frame of mind. But I'm also a demanding reader, and I wouldn't recommend her work if it didn't live up to my standards.
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Nov 08, 2012 Michael Zimmerle rated it it was amazing
I love fairy tales. I love the adventure, the lessons, the quirks and the way that magic is simply part of the world. Many authors and screenwriters have taken on re-tellings of of classic fairy tales with mixed results. Lampe's work is some of the finest, most enjoyable I have ever had the pleasure to experience. Her re-tellings are insightful and fun and her original tales sound as if they are ages old. The voice of each story in this collection is unique and perfectly suited to the tale, a ...more
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Jun 07, 2011 Leslie rated it it was amazing
I found the stories to be imaginative and fascinating. I must admit that short stories are not usually my favorite format, but these won me over. A re-imagining of the "Puss in Boots" story was one of my favorites.
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She remembers being in the woods one time with two others. Something about this frightened her, so she ran away. When she tripped over a rotten log, a large spider ran across it. She screamed, and the others laughed. Eventually, she made it back to the house.

She believes this happened at the lake house that was sold when she was three, but some have assured her that the house did not look like tha
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