Monday, May 18, 2009

Dorothy Gale Part 3

So Dorothy dies in Kansas; killed by a tornado. How does she come to Oz then? Wasn't the tornado supposed to carry her there? Well that part of the story is something I changed. Growing up I always thought that she had died, and that Oz was Heaven. Weird I know. I guess I never paid attention.

So now, all grown up, I decided to add this twist to the story we know. I think it helps place the story into the young adult section of the book store. I know, when I say "Young adult" people roll their eyes, but you may do well to recall the stuff you may have been reading at 10-14. I know I myself was reading Christopher Pike, RL Stine (Fear Street, not Goosebumps), and the Dragonlance Series. All of which have some pretty adult situations in them, without getting too explicit.

I don't think I want to go as far as Maguire did, and get really into the adult stuff (like making the Wizard a rapist). But who knows, the story evolves from one day to the next.

Back to Dorothy. She is buried by her Aunt and Uncle. A long time passes. Like a REALLY long time, and Earth isn't called Earth anymore. Four Witches come to a point, just by coincidence it's where Dorothy is buried, and they name the land around them Oz. And underneath them, Dorothy starts to come back to life.


  1. That's a cool idea. It's like the Narnia books, where at the end of the series you realize Aslan is God, and they are all dead. Creepy in a wholesome kind of way :)

  2. Is that what happens at the end of Narnia? :O

    Holy moly!

  3. lol yeah it does. I think I blocked that memory but I just reread them last year. In the last book. You can really pick out the christian overtones as you get deeper into the series