I heft my burden, remembering the days when he toddled so smoothly by my side. We’d have giggled in this storm, watched from protective windows, and eviscerated puddles in the morning’s rays. Now, I drag him through the rain.
Such is the turning of time.Emma Louise Gill , “A Mother’s Love”
Sunday 8th May 2022. A day designated for the celebration of mothers past and present, mother figures, all those who fill such a role, wish they could, want to, or have wanted to.
A day for my newest published story to be released!
A Mother’s Love is a fairytale retelling with a dark twist. Head over to Fables for the Dying, part of The Other Folk’s online blog of all things horror-related, to read. Thanks to the excellent editing team of Meg and Eric, and Eric’s fantastic artwork. I’m really glad this story found a home here.
A small warning: this tale is not a happy one.
Happy (belated) Mother’s Day…
What are your favourite dark fairytale retellings? Any that feature mothers or mother figures? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! 🙂