17th July 2014

The Fisher and Her Husband

Adapted from   http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-10.html

There was once a fisher who lived with her husband in a pigsty, close by the seaside. The fisher used to go out all day long a-fishing; and one day, as she sat on the shore with her rod, looking at the sparkling wave and watching her line, all on a sudden her float was dragged away deep into the water and in drawing it up she pulled out a great fish. But the fish said, “Pray let me live! I am not a real fish; I am an enchanted princess: put me in the water again and let me go.” “Oh, ho”, said the woman, “you need not make so many words about the matter; I will have nothing to do with a fish that can talk: so swim away ma’am as soon as you please!” Then she put her back into the water and the fish darted straight down to the bottom and left a long streak of blood behind her on the wave.

Read More

17th July 2014

The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces

Adapted from http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0306.html#grimm

Once upon a time there was a Queen who had twelve sons, each one more beautiful than the others. Their beds were all together in one room, and when they went to bed, their doors were all locked and barred but the next morning their shoes were always danced to pieces and no one knew where they had been or how it had happened. Then the Queen proclaimed that whoever could discover where they went dancing each night could choose one of them for her husband and become Queen after her death. However, anyone who attempted this but failed to make the discovery after three days and nights would forfeit her life.

Read More

In this project I'm switching all sexes in many well-known fairy tales, myths and legends. I try to change as little as possible other than the sex of the characters and possibly a name or two. I want to explore how just changing the sex of a character changes the tone of a story.

Powered by Tumblr, Cutout Theme by Paul Mackenzie