Smartphones, TV screens, headlights, and billboards might illuminate the night sky of the twenty-first century, but the flights of fancy, myths, and fairy tales of bygone ages can still emerge from the shadows and steal the limelight.
Whether Rapunzel is a girl homeschooled in a high-rise apartment, or Sleeping Beauty is the victim of a rare medical syndrome;
Whether Pinocchio is a stiff young man determined not to lie, or "The Princess and the Pea" is really about a girl dating a mattress factory heir;
Whether a Rip Van Winkle contagion occurs because once scientist wants to save his lover, or a date with a peculiar Bluebearded gent is the outcome of one girl trying to overlook the small things;
These are fairy tales: the original urban (well, forest) myths, ye olde WTFs, the stories of glamour, hope, punishment, love, strange figures, and imagination that will always be with us.
These are fairy tales--twisted!
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of stories! I loved how each author turned a classic fairy tale into a modern retelling in such a unique and creative way. There is definitely something here for everyone. Huge props to this amazing group of talented authors. I highly recommend it!"
--M.C. Roman, reviewer on Amazon.com
"It was a fun read, finding beloved characters from unforgettable fairy tales with a modern twist. Highly recommended." --L.M. de Wit, reviewer on Amazon.com