I'm so happy that Ghost Parachute published my story "Gingerbread."
Like "Bears," this story is another story featuring what happens after fairy tales end, this time "Hansel and Gretel."
I wrote the very first of these stories, "After Waking," many years ago. That story was about Sleeping Beauty after she woke up. She became an insomniac because she was afraid to go to sleep. One day I was thinking about that story, and "Gingerbread" came to me.
I kept writing these fairy tale stories, so hopefully you will see more of them in the future.
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Ann Hillesland writes fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Bayou, The Laurel Review, and Sou’wester.
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