Friday Firsts {4}

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Friday First

[Story Title] Cinnamon

[Author] Neil Gaiman

[First Sentences]

Cinnamon was a princess, a long time ago, in a small hot country, where everything was very old. Her eyes were pearls, which gave her great beauty, but meant she was blind. Her world was the colour of pearls: pale white and pink, and softly glowing.

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[Did this make you want to read the rest of the story?]

Yes. It was a quick read. However, I found the end anti-climatic. Perhaps I’m missing something…


2 Responses

  1. What a great find! I love the illustrations. (Also didn’t I have that tiger limerick up on my blog a couple weeks ago.) As for missing something, it’s a fable. The endings are always anticlimactic. They’re mostly about the theme – in this case knowing when to talk. Talk when you have something to say. Don’t talk just to talk. You can’t talk (speak) if you have no experience. Remember Joyce’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience? The princess is innocence and the tiger is experience.

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