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August 4: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read (or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love)

This one was actually really hard, because I adore fairy tale retellings so much…

baba yaga

1. Baba Yaga. She’s terrifying, but if you’re smart, you can get quite the prize in her service.


2. Bluebeard. So this story is terrifying, but it helped inspire me to write a story about it, so I would love so see someone else do something weird with it.


3. The Emperor’s New Suit. Vanity will get you in the end.

hansel and gretel

4. Hansel & Gretel. I like how clever and wicked they are.


5. The King of Cats. Because cats.


6. Prunella. I read a version of this in Valor (which is awesome and has lots of fairy tales), but it would be fun to see a longer version, with perhaps more time spent on all her quests.

red riding hood

7. Little Red Riding Hood. I like when she saves herself, thank you very much Mr Woodsman.


8. Rumpelstiltskin. What if he wasn’t the bad guy?


Picture from Erstwhile comics.

9. Sweetheart Roland. This one is a bit dark, with death and blood. It would be interesting to see it retold.


10. Two Caskets. This one would be fun to see if you could add a little more adventure to it.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. I would love to see more retellings of Little Red Riding Hood! That would be awesome.
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