This is Not a Wardrobe Door

This is Not a Wardrobe Door Dear Gatekeeper Hi my name is Ellie and I m six years old and my closet door is broken My best friend Zera lives in your world and I visited her all the time and sometimes I got older but turned six

  • Title: This is Not a Wardrobe Door
  • Author: A. Merc Rustad
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: ebook
  • Dear Gatekeeper, Hi my name is Ellie and I m six years old and my closet door is broken My best friend Zera lives in your world and I visited her all the time, and sometimes I got older but turned six again when I came back, but that s okay Can you please fix the door so I can play with Zera Love, Ellie

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      Published :2019-01-06T14:29:34+00:00

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    1. This 2016 fantasy short story, free to read online at Fireside Fiction, is one of the 2017 Nebula award nominees. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: In this portal fantasy, Ellie has happily traveled back and forth between our world and a magical fantasy world, where her best friend Zera lives. Sometimes she ages while she’s in the magical world, but she’s always six years old again when she returns. But now for some reason the portal has stopped working for her. Ellie writes [...]

    2. From the description I read of this story I thought it could be cute - the story of two young people, in different worlds, each trying to get back through the 'magic door' to find their friend. Unfortunately, I found the writing to be overly twee and the 'message' to be overly heavy-handed.

    3. A beautiful short story, written by somebody that grow up reading Narnia, and rebelling against the rule that prevents grown-ups to go through the gate. As other reviewers said, this is a nostalgic revisitation of an old trope, and a rebellion against it. Last, but not least, despite the short length of this work, the characters are well drawn and well rounded.

    4. I like the message, although I wish it wasn't delivered so bluntly. Yet I accept the lack of finesse because it's a short story and I could see that some might appreciate or even need the overt stating, not have the concept danced around or only hinted at.

    5. The passing of time for a child who had entered a fantasy land in her closet, seen from both her eyes and that of her fantasy friend.

    6. First Line:“Dear Gatekeeper, Hi my name is Ellie and I’m six years old and my closet door is broken.”This is a portal fantasy about a young girl who can’t get back to her friend on the other side of the portal - in this story it’s a closet door. She sends letters to the Gatekeeper and tries to figure out how to get back. (view spoiler)[The Good: The Illustration by Galen Dara is beautiful. - Dara manages to capture the story in it’s entirety in one illustration. The Bad: It feels con [...]

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