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Fairy Tales on deck, starting Feb 28

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This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Fairy Tales & Myths

New project. In order to better familiarize myself with the fairy tale cannon, once a month I’m going to read and examine a fairy story. Preferably not super popular stories, I’m looking for unusual stuff.

I want to do this for my own edification, and also to give my blogging some structure. I like fairy tales as a genre, and  love retellings. I like to write them, when I can come up with something suitably different.

My definition of fairy story may verge into folk lore at times, as I’m planning to dip into some books I have of Irish and Russian stories. I don’t mean any cultural affront.

There are hundreds of stories out there. Just doing all of the Grimm tales, at a rate of once a month, would take 17 years. (4+ years if done weekly, but that feels excessive.)

You can find a listing of all the fairy tales as I finish them here.

Here are some sources I’ll be starting with:

I hope you’ll enjoy this review of the strange and the charming.

New posts will go up on the last day of each month, so we’ll start on February 28.

Photo: TimOve‘s Fairy Tale carriage

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