Not Briar Rose but Esor RairB


Girl inside Thorns


Who doesn’t know the tale of The Sleeping Beauty ?.

Here you have the entry of the encyclopedia; here you have the classic tale; and here you have a modern (not Disney) cartoon (with an unexpected ending).

I am the opposite; a different version of the tale where the girl wakes up in the middle of the thorns, does not wait for nobody to save her, puts on her father’s dungarees and starts a walk across the deadly hedge. Skeletons of big ironclad knights are all over, tangled in the thorns, but she goes on slowly –very slowly- without breaking or cutting a single thorny branch, so the plants are not angry and do not attack her. She is swift and supple and she moves on and on. It took her a whole day, but there at last she is out of the hedge –on her own.

Since you have read up to here, I think you deserve a happy end. Here it is:

spiky bushes ikaria 1


Once out of the thorn jungle EsoR RairB meets Doubting Thomas who was standing there, doubting whether to enter the thorns or not. He was thinking : Maybe this is a trap; a conspiracy to get rid of all the knights of the country. I rather wait until somebody comes back; I will ask him what he saw. Maybe there is no girl in there at all. Maybe it’s a hoax.”

But there I was in front of him! We fell in love with each other and we have been together ever since.

What I most love D. T. for is when he touches me with his fingertips looking for tiny scratches and scars all over my skin.

~ Doubting Thomas touches wonderfully ~ ❤


The palace with everybody asleep inside and the hedge of thorn bushes with the roses and the skeletons is a museum now. We can’t live on just love –even us fairy-tale beings nowadays. When the curse is over, we will see what we do….

Nana and Thomas on Castle Ikaria


Friday March 23, 2007 – 10:40am (EET)

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Eleni (‘isl_gr’) who likes clothes (in both the literally and metaphorically) “dressed us up” in this tale in Ikaria last spring. Only the “Doubting Thomas touches wonderfully” is mine; it’s kinda cheap «meta-title» perhaps, but we thought it’s all right. We are not rich folks anyway.

Friday March 23, 2007 – 10:57am (EET)


Wow! The story of Waking Beauty – complete with romantic ending! She, Eleni, who has her-own Thorn-Myth, seems to have found the perfect costumes for you!

Friday March 23, 2007 – 11:07am (CET)


The only problem is DT did not come and save you, what kind of a knight is he? He should have figured a way, either with the flash of his sword or by cunning. Maybe you love him because he’s a tragic figure.

Friday March 23, 2007 – 07:02am (PDT)


And the winner is …Greg!!!
In the play Doubting Thomas features as The Undecisive and ever Doubting Knight. It’s a funny play. But Nana didn’t stress the hilarious side. You see, Mr D.T. is an actual guy -her boyfriend!..

Friday March 23, 2007 – 02:40pm (PDT)



Saturday March 24, 2007 – 11:32pm (EET)


Sunday March 25, 2007 – 01:28pm (EEST)

%~| 😀  😀

Sunday March 25, 2007 – 02:53pm (CEST)



Monday March 26, 2007 – 10:24am (PDT)


What a feedback! Thank you.

Tuesday March 27, 2007 – 01:13pm (EEST)

Hmm ego akomi psaxno tin exodo alla den that zitiso voithia koinou!

Saturday July 28, 2007 – 10:00pm (CEST)

ki ego akoma tin psaxno, ti nomizeis; meta ta prota agka8ia
exei ki alla agka8ia kai meta ki alla, ki alla, kok. ktl. ktl
Sunday July 29, 2007 – 09:07pm (EEST)


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