What would you do if you inherited a genie and were granted three wishes? Would you let the power corrupt you, or would you use its power to make your dreams come true? Would you be tempted to bend the rules hoping that the genie’s power can warp reality to fit your desires? In the Disney film Aladdin, Aladdin is given that choice to use the genie to earn fame, riches, or the woman of his dreams, a passionate, strong-willed, and fiery Princess.
Disney’s Aladdin is a beloved tale of a street rat with a heart of gold that gets the girl of his dreams in the end with the aid of a magical lamp. The movie Aladdin is based on the Middle East fable Aladdin and the Magical Lamp. The tale is found with a collection of stories titled The Arabian Nights or The Book of One-Thousand and One Nights in its original language. The story was written by Antoine Galland.
The Addam’s Family was a classic gothic family that was aloof and scary to the residents of the town they resided in. They were known for caring about their family and ensuring that their children knew about their ancient heritage. Despite them being naïve to the society around them they ensured that they always looked out for their own.
What if you had to leave everything behind and start a new life at the age of thirteen? Find a new place to live, discover a career, and live completely alone without your family or friends? For a witch named Kuki, this is the age where they complete a year of private study and find a chance to discover who she is.
If you inherited power, would you let it corrupt you or would you refuse to let it change who you are? Does magic make a person good or evil or should their morality be judged by their actions? In the film, All Hallows Eve, the audience is shown examples of how power can corrupt a person if they allow it, or how it amplifies a person’s moral character if used for good.
What would you do to ensure your dreams and wishes came true? Would you give up your morals and beliefs? Assist a woman that you know is a witch and has harmed your family in the past? Those whose stories are written down as fables and other questions must be answered if they wish to live a happy life after their story has ended.
S. Thomas Summers, is a Pushcart nominated poet, is the author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War and The Journals of Lt. Kendall Everly, both published by Anaphora Literary Press. He teaches literature, philosophy, and writing at Wayne Hills High School and Passaic County Community College in Wayne and Paterson New Jersey, respectively.
The Addams Family is known for putting a spooky spin on what is considered normal in society. They are known for going over the top on Halloween, but they have the same flare for other holidays as well. In the film, The Addams Family Values shows how to make Summer camp spooky and a new Aunt scary.
The Haunted Mansion was a film Disney created after the success of the haunted attraction at the amusement parks owned by Disney. The film takes place at Gracey Manor where the ghostly servants and owner of the manor are cursed to stay trapped inside. Sarah Evens inherits the manor and with her husband and two children embarks on a journey that will change their lives forever.
I was fortunate to meet J.T Joseph through a Facebook group for fantasy writers where I had posted an ad for the blog looking for writers, authors, and poets to contribute their work. I think advertising other author’s works is a positive way to network, plus it helps other readers become aware of their work especially if they might not of known of them previously.