Anthony van Leeuwen, Author of LGBTQ Originals
"Anthony van Leeuwen's writing is quite like magic. Whimsy, heartache & longing live in these pages. Sprookje is both Shakespearian & unapologetically queer. Anthony van Leeuwen inspires us to seek our own fairy tales & in doing so, to find healing in unexpected ways."
--Michael Graves, Author of Parade & Dirty One
Sprookje is a 21st century odyssey of a writer traversing the globe for two decades in search of and writing about the journey to find his muse. He appears in dreams that guide and inspire Anthony along the way. The only problem, Anthony ran away like Cinderella and never asked The Muse his name. How do you find someone you know nothing about?
Sprookje is a modern day, uniquely unconventional fairy tale birthed from one simple question, and one very important answer put forth by The Muse in the darkness of a club in Amsterdam called Cockring.
"Do you know what this is? This is love." --The Muse
Now imagine you are The Muse...
You met someone twenty years ago, a foreigner in your country. Very little is learned about him. He is essentially a stranger in the night whose face and eyes you briefly see, for the first time when he kisses you good-bye, after rendezvous in the dark over the course of a handful of nights. Twenty years later, you run into him on a street in another country that you are about to begin a brand new adventure in, and that stranger has this--sprookje--to share with you...