Fairly Wicked Tales, published by Angelic Knight Press is available for sale. There are plenty of super tales within this anthology. Do yourself a favor and get one!
Publication Date:August 6, 2014
Once upon a scream…
Think you know the real story behind those fables and fairy tales
you read as a child? Stories are written from the viewpoint of the
heroes, but the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are often
We’ve gathered twenty three tales that turn those stories you think
you know on their heads by letting the villains have their say. What if
Snow White wasn’t as pure as the newly driven snow? What if Red Riding
Hood was far more dangerous than the Big Bad Wolf? What if Rapunzel was
hell bent on revenge? Forget Disney, forget the Brothers Grimm, say
hello to Fairly Wicked Tales—re-imaginings of both fairy tales and
Fairly Wicked Tales, a book for adults who harbor the wicked child within.
Featuring stories by: Vekah McKeown,Katie Young,Gary W. Olson, Adam
Millard, Suzi M, Fay Lee, Matthew Hughes, Jay Wilburn, Robert Holt,
Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Laura Snapp, Dawn Cartwright, David Matteri,Wilson
Geiger, Eugenia Rose, Armand Rosamilia, JP Behrens, Reece A.A. Barnard,
Tais Teng, Bennie Newsome, Eric Bakutis, Kostas Pardias, and Hal Bodner
newest anthology from Angelic Knight Press is just shy of perfection,
kind of like the evil witch in Snow White looking into the magic mirror
and finding she was not the fairest of them all. But it's OK, this
collection is still plenty good.
What editor Stacey Turner asked
her contributors to do was to take a classic Grimm's Fairy Tale and tell
it from another point of view. You know how they say the victors write
the History Books? Well, the same thing happened with all of our
favorite Fairy Tales. To get to the truth we might need to hear the
other side of the story.
Take "The Tortoise and the Hare," in the
tale we grew up with, the hare was lazy, believed he couldn't be beat
and as a result of diligence the tortoise wins the race. In Jay
Wilburn's, 'Hare's Tale," we learn that all hares live under the tyranny
of the tortoises and the hare in this particular story was injured and
barely alive when the race was run. Makes a big difference when you see
it from the loser's point of view.
Inside Fairly Wicked Tales
you'll find twenty-three delightfully twisted re-tellings of many of
your childhood favorites, but don't get the wrong idea, these are NOT
stories you would want to read to the little ones before bedtime or any
other time, not that Grimm's Fairy Tales are squeaky clean to begin
with, but many of theses have adult themes.
Each of the
story-tellers comes at the theme in a different way and, for the most
part, they all weave wonderful new stories. Stories where Red Riding
Hood is anything but sweet and innocent; there's a particularly fun
twist to Sleeping Beauty; an even darker telling of Beauty and the
Beast; Snow White is a vampire; the little mermaid has a taste for
sailors; the boy who cried wolf is actually a were-boy and the Big Bad
(B.B.) Wolf is totally misunderstood. And that's just a sampling of the
more familiar stories reworked in this entertaining anthology.
Fairly Wicked Tales is published by Angelic Knight Press and is available now for the Kindle from Amazon.com.
If you're a fan of Grimm's Fairy Tales, I really think you'll enjoy these Fairly Wicked Tales.