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“Little Red Riding Hood Was My First Love”: Shoutout This Week To Charles Dickens

Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolfOkay so usually my weekly shoutouts are to readers, people who have commented on the blog or written a message or left a voicemail or something. But…

I came across this quote by Charles Dickens today and couldn’t pass it up:

”Little Red Riding Hood was my first love.

I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.”

His first love! I never thought of a fairy tale character as something that could even qualify for such a prominent position in someone’s life.

But for Charles Dickens, Little Red Riding Hood was someone who could make him the happiest person in the world.

I wish I could talk to him and ask him more about this. What was it about the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her character that connected with him so much he actually considered her his first love??

Sadly, unless I come across something by him where he’s written more on this subject I’ll never know.

If you’ve ever fallen in love with a fairy tale character comment below and tell me about it!

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10/11/2018
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I Thought Ghosts Were Normal: Shoutout This Week To Beth K

Scary Ghost For Ghost StoriesThe shoutout this week is to Beth K, who commented on Facebook about the ‘Ghost Children Of The Train Tracks’ story:

“Ha! We had our own stories here in NC that I grew up with. I thought ghosts were normal.”

I have to admit that my first thought when reading that comment was how jealous I was that she grew up in a place where “ghosts were normal”.

How weird! It’s funny because as a kid I was terrified of ghosts, but at the same time I ate up ghost stories like they were candy. I had even tried to conjure up ghosts a couple of times.

Scared Face Scary StoriesWhat the hell would I have done if I’d saw one? Have a heart attack …or maybe be so thrilled that I would never be the same afterwards (probably both).

My friends and I always felt that ghosts were real but there was never any proof. We wanted proof desperately, but were scared of actually getting the proof at the same time.

I am trying to imagine what it would be like to grow up thinking ghosts were just another part of the neighborhood.

What about you…would you rather grow up thinking ghosts are normal or would that be too scary?

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08/22/2018
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I Never Trusted Dolls: Shoutout This Week To Kayla

Scary Halloween doll faceThe shoutout this week is to reader Kayla, who commented this on the Legend Of The Real-Life Chucky:

“:o Now,I’m SERIOUSLY not going to be able to sleep.

When I was 5 I saw a movie of Chucky with my parents. After that, I never trusted dolls…especially the ones that are as tall as a little kid…:o”

I’m with you on that one Kayla. It’s funny how something as ‘sweet and innocent’ as dolls can be so spooky at the same time.

When I was a kid I got it in my head that the old dolls in my room would blink on their own and move around when I wasn’t looking. That was the beginning of me being freaked out by spooky dolls.

The upside is when I read a scary story about a doll, it’s easy for me to imagine the scary parts when the doll comes alive.

Happy Halloween!

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10/31/2017