Say you happen across Sharon Blackie’s newest short story collection, Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women. You pick up the book, flip through to its table of contents. See a list of fairy tales both familiar and less so.
Say you’re the sort who can’t resist a book of fairy tales. “It’ll be lovely,” you tell yourself as you settle in with the book. “I know exactly what to expect.”
But say you don’t.