The link above refers to a recent crime committed by two young girls against a third. Stabbing another young girl their own age to within an inch of her life, and then abandoning her in the woods. (She crawled to help, and found it from a stranger.)
The article combines, as most reportage does today, factual reporting of the old-school variety (“who-what-when-where”) with analytical commentary and an effort to elicit “broader significance and meaning.”
This style of reportage can be problematic, for various reasons; but the detail of the story, and its clear roots in fantasy-thinking, make this particular account to be worth serious consideration.
I am looking at this from the angle of the deeper motivations for the crime, and the influence of a fantasy-world-view on real-life events. Your comments are most welcome.