27th Feb 2010 in Writing
I would like to suggest that you devote a small chunk of your weekend to fairy tales.
I do not mean sweet and magical stories with happy endings: most fairy tales do not have happy endings, they have brutally ironic endings where most of the characters end up maimed or dead.
On that note, I direct you to a few of my recent fairytale-inspired writings:
- Storytelling is a strange little Snow White story of role reversal. Read it at Seven Letter Words.
- Matryoshka is a queer Cinderella story without the happy ending. Listen to it at Red Room.
- Tiny Meat is a modern fable about getting what you want. Read it at Alice.
When you’ve done that, tell me your favourite fairy tale.