Any other writers of retold tales?

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Any other writers of retold tales?

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1MinaKelly
Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 26, 2010, 11:56 am

Hiya, just joined the group :) I wondered if there were any other writers of retold fairy tales here? I've had a few short stories published, though I know they won't be to everyone's taste - they're all GLBT erotic, and two are horror.

(If you're wondering - No One Can Hear You and Wolf Spider are both erotic horror (f/f), and Swanmade in Bedknobs and Beanstalks is just erotica (m/m). The rest of that anthology is brilliant, too, and there's going to be a lesbian equivalent but it's delayed until later this year.)

I'd love to discuss how other people go about retelling fairy tales, and what inspires them to do so. I didn't realise I was going to love the genre so much until I was stuck for an idea for an urban fantasy piece, and I caught the idea of retelling Little Red Riding Hood as a city story. I love The Bloody Chamber, which really gets into the blood and sex side of fairy tales; Angela Carter is one of my main sources of inspiration. I often find myself disappointed with novel-length retellings (adaptations of myths I love, but I find there's not really enough plot in a fairy tale to hang a whole novel off). I guess I just think of fairy tales as short stories.