Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Jul 292013
 
Issue Three of Demeter's Spicebox

The Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) folktale type 2031C, The Mouse who was to Marry the Sun, is a deceptively simple story, with a message of understanding where you belong in the world. That sense of belonging may be considered intrinsic to our experiences, but it may not always come easy, not when you’re in-between the boundaries of

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Volume One, Issue Three, July 2013

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Jul 292013
 
Volume One, Issue Three, July 2013

  Table of Contents Islands: Editorial Flower of Flowers, Bird of Birds by Alicia Cole Mouse Choirs of the Old Mátra by Bogi Takács Stronger Than The Wind, Stronger Than The Sea by Mari Ness Something Old, Something New: A DS Artistic Experiment The cover is remixed from and based on a photograph from the

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Something Old, Something New: A DS Artistic Experiment

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Jul 292013
 
Something Old, Something New: A DS Artistic Experiment

Demeter’s Spicebox was always meant to be an interstitial project, a marriage between digital media and storytelling. We’ve had daydreams from the onset about comics, pictures and even short movies related to these stories. We’ve also received more than one email from artists asking if they could contribute art. So finally, we decided that it

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Call for Submissions: Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Feb 122013
 
Call for Submissions: Issue Three of Demeter's Spicebox

Demeter’s Spicebox has been on quite a journey since it first opened, but we are still going strong! In the interest of finding the right/best story for Issue Three of Demeter’s Spicebox, I am re-opening the call for submissions for Issue Three. We have already accepted Alicia Cole’s beautiful Flower of Flowers, Bird of Birds

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Issue Two of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Feb 132012
 
Issue Two of Demeter's Spicebox

It’s official, salt is sexy! In more than one tradition around the world, salt is used to purify enclosures, or home dwellings. Along with herbs, or turmeric, sea salt is said to remove negative charges from the atmosphere. Salt is an agent of purification, a very housewifely thing to keep on hand. But like love,

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Salt by Joshua Gage

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Feb 132012
 
Salt by Joshua Gage

Salt by Joshua Gage My friend, do not be tempted by the billowing fragrances of cumin, the crimson piles of pepper, the syrupy perfume of fenugreek that my neighbors offer. Come here, stranger, and look at this. Were a woman powdered in crushed cloves and cinnamon, were her temper blazened with the finest fruits of

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Issue One of Demeter’s Spicebox

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Apr 252011
 
Issue One of Demeter’s Spicebox

For the inaugural issue of Demeter’s Spicebox, we wanted to revisit a tale that stands poised in between the active or passive heroine. Tatterhood, or the Aarne-Thompson folktale type 711, is a tale about both motherhood and what it means to be either the beautiful or ugly twin. The original folktale, as collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, was a favourite of mine as a teenager. How could it not be? It was a tale that was refreshing in that the active and not attractive heroine prevails, but it also captures that insecurity that lies at the heart of every person who has felt marginalised, Othered or has been considered unattractive.

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