- Always know where your food and drink comes from and what is likely to be in it. This is also highly applicable to Alice. After all if you are visiting Wonderland, you should be wondering what is in their food and why do they need to leave out notes saying "Eat me" and "Drink me". What else would you do with food and drink?!
- Never put yourself in debt to a powerful magical being. The price they will want from you will be very heavy. The Little Mermaid would have done well to heed this tip.
- Talking animals and yellow brick roads should be treated with caution as both are likely to lead to nothing but trouble.
- Never go into an unattended house in the woods, whether it is made out of gingerbread or inhabited by bears. Again trouble will only result if you do.
- If you come across a dog that laughs and a cow that jumps over the moon, check what medication you are on, where you got that last batch of mushrooms you ate, or accept you have wandered into Nursery Rhyme World. Nothing is normal here so get out again fast.
There are a number of highly gullible characters in fairytales. Snow White is amongst the worst I think because the seven dwarves did repeatedly warn her about the evil queen and what happens? Snow White still goes and eats a shiny red apple from someone she has only just met (and knowing the evil queen is capable of anything if it helps her get what she wants). So my words to the would-be wise in fairytale fiction would be:-
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.