As I will be referring to my own work throughout this blog, it might be handy to introduce you to the key players who are inspiring our virtual journey together.
I proudly present to you, Marley Elizabeth Emmons, a fiery misfit with more sass than height. Abused by her foster father, she’s taken fate into her own hands as a highway robber. These shenanigans bring her face-to-face with none other than the most notorious sorcerer in Hart, Rumpelstiltskin, and his errand boy, Holden. After striking a deal with the magician, Marley (under Holden’s reluctant supervision) embarks on a quest to retrieve three enchanted items: a spinning wheel, a bixbite necklace, and a golden flute. Along the way, she finds herself searching for something even more precious; a sense of self.
Each leg of her journey was inspired by one of the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairytales. I find when I’m looking for ideas, the classics are usually a great place to start. Plus, have you READ the Grimm Brothers? Some of those stories a just plain BIZARRE!