Posted on 11/10/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We have some dark fairytales to share with you, in honor of the ever-darkening and -shortening days.
Less likely to become a reality are the scenes in Kenji Miyazawa’s newly translated short-story collection, Once And Forever.
The Japanese writer, who died in 1933, sets these tales in a “vanished, semi-mythic agrarian world” where betrayal and death are common — as are otherworldly beings and happenings.
If your interest is piqued, you can read more about it in the New York Times.
Those who prefer more realistic chills may want to check out Kate Marvel’s “Slaying the Climate Dragon.”
Yep, it’s a global warming allegory, written by a climate scientist at Columbia University and published in Scientific American.
This tale can be read online, and you can also listen to the author read passages below.