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10-11-2015, 01:04 AM
...Okay, mostly the fairy tales.

I'm working on a series of short stories based on fractured fairy tales. I have the basics already worked out but I don't know nearly enough fairy tales for the various "episodes" of the series. Working on it, have a few sources in mind, but always need more. So tell me your favorite fairy tales, things that you wish more people knew about or had more adaptations or that you just love reading or hearing.

Maggie Maxwell
10-11-2015, 02:41 AM
Here's a few collections of Grimm Fairy tales by universities.
CMU (https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/)
Pittsburgh (http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html)

And a Hans Christian Andersen's collection (http://hca.gilead.org.il/)

Those should give you some really good ideas and less common tales.

10-11-2015, 03:06 AM
I should probably mention I have the entire Grimm and Andersen collections on my Nook. It's narrowing it down for what to start with that's a problem.

10-11-2015, 03:54 AM
I rather like Russian tales of Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga.

I also just did my own interpretation of a lesser-known Grimm tale in SYW. I can't remember the name of the original tale or even exactly what happened. Something about an ugly girl who becomes beautiful when she bathes in a magic spring or fountain.

10-11-2015, 04:04 AM
I love Baba Yaga. She's a major character in Null and might have to be a Gretel here. I'll look into Vasilisa the Beautiful, I don't know anything about that.

10-11-2015, 04:18 AM

10-11-2015, 04:24 AM
I think I have that one off Gutenberg. Once upon a time I went nuts and downloaded every country's myths and fairy tales I could find on that site. That's also why I have the Grimm and Andersen collections, haha.

Now I just need to check if I still have them on my Nook or if I took them off and have to put them back...