• Scairy Fairy Tales,  The Sorcerer of Wry

    The Sorcerer of Wry ~ Part 2.

    Cinderella encourages readers to visit “The Sorcerer of Wry ~ Part 1” before reading this installment. As in Part 1, all characters in Part 2 are fictitious; any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental. The same goes for the fictional towns. They are mere figments of a scary fairy tale. § The Locked Doors, the Master of Wry, the Stitching Witch and Mono Even fiends, fools, frauds and fatheads have a path to redemption. In Wry, it was no different, since the Master of the House watched over it just as surely as the ruler lived there. The ruler was Dreadful, closely associated with the Temple of Grandiosity, an…

  • Scairy Fairy Tales,  The Sorcerer of Wry

    The Sorcerer of Wry ~ Part 1.

    Cinderella took a day off to visit “Wry,” Connecticut recently, seeking landmarks vacated and forgotten in the time that has passed since December 2012. This trip, while limited in scope, was large in significance, as places reveal much about the people who haunt them. What follows is a “scairy” tale inspired by this trip ~ and, not coincidentally, by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” All characters are fictitious; any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental. The same goes for the fictional towns. They are mere figments of a scary fairy tale. § Once, in the mid-1970s, there lived a sorcerer named Sarastro, who had a talent for creating incendiary situations…