About Us

The Gray Sisters Present

A semi-annual, modern myth and folklore, literary magazine

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Our semi annual literary magazine publishes on the summer and winter solstices.

We publish 24 original modern day fairy tales and myths each year.

We also have an accompanying podcast so you can listen to or read our stories.

Submissions are now open for the June 2020 issue.

We are Retta, Millie, and Ali Bodhaine. 

Retta works as a script writer, producer, editor, and education director at the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, and the founder of Write Brain Artistry, LLC. She, along with some of her industry

friends, focus on the writing portions of  The Gray Sisters.

Millie is a cat wrangler who prefers to stay behind the scenes

and keeps her eye on the details.

Ali is a college student and intern with us working on

Public Relations, Social Media and Web design.

The Graeae are from Greek Mythology.

They were the daughters of Ceto and Phorcys, and are sometimes referred to as the Phorcides. 

They were three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth.  They were reputed to also be sisters to the Gorgons,  the Hesperides,  Echidna, Ladon, Scylla, and Thoösa.

They were the keepers of secret knowledge, who would be forever known for revealing their knowledge to Perseus.

They are often confused with the fates, but while being  another famous triumvirate, they are not the fates. They are the revealers of secrets.

The Brothers Grimm were German literary researchers, professors, and librarians best known for their published collections of folk tales which we have come to refer to as  Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Throughout the early 1800's they collected  many folk tales from many different European countries. They collected them from as many sources as possible, (most of which were orally passed down through the generations) and strove to stay as close to the original telling as they could. 

They were political and staunch in their beliefs. They believed that the study of the past and of folk lore would reveal their societal foundations for behaviors and expectations. 

The stories they collected are still told and  their telling still reinforces expected societal behavior and beliefs.