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Fairy Tale Files


Heidi Henning - 2011-08-02

Untitled Document Fairy Tale Files

Pull out
Top-secret evidence
The villain is a tough act
Disclosed
Unknown

Pull out
The magnifying glass
Sherlock
The facts speak out
Find it
The room will reveal itself
Where was the princess
Hiding?
Who is an ugly sister?
Cross-examine
Rethink

Reopen the box
Was Snow White really choking?
How lost
Were Hansel and Gretel
Really?

The Frog Prince
May not be as trapped as he says.

Re-exhibit
Take the stand

Rework the ponds
The forests
The castles
Do it.

Promise,
Make the stand
Stand real
stand up for them

Take the magic
Make it realised
it speaks, it has a voice

In the best interests
Of the idealised ones
Stop them
From stepping off the cliff
Do it.