As promised, here is a photo of me in my Halloween costume — I went as Little Red Riding Hood, one of my favorite figures in Fairy Tale lore. Although I’ve loved fairy tales since forever, this is the first time I’ve actually dressed as a Fairy Tale character. I’m already thinking of ways I’d like to improve the costume next year. Maybe I’ll go as Fairy Tale characters every year.
This has me remembering that I submitted a personal essay, “Why I Hated Little Red Riding Hood,” to the Fairy Tale Review’s Red Issue back in the spring. The submission guidelines said notification would come by August 15, but they also said the issue would be out in Fall of 2010, which it isn’t. Apparently they received over 2,000 submissions — I must not be the only one who loves Little Red Riding Hood! (Yup, I love her now. I hated her as a kid.)