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A childhood plus was watching Rocky and Bullwinkle, including Fractured Fairy Tales – lovely, puny spins on classic fairy tales. I learned many of my fairy stories from Edward Everett Horton – not just from Mother Goose. So in honour of my Frostbite Falls, matters factious and fun, and because it gave me an excuse to watch a lot of Rocky & Bullwinkle on YouTube, this week you get another chance to fracture a fairy tale.
Never fractured a tale, you say? Why it’s child’s play. Take a tale like Cinderella, turn it around, make her a fella. Make the wolf the victim in Riding Hood – it’s that Red whose up to no good. So you see it’s not so hard to do. Just take a tale, and give it a shake or two.
I’ve included three fractured fairy tales from Rocky & Bullwinkle to get your imagination humming. Enjoy! Remember these tales are from the 1959-1964 era.
When you’ve woven your fractured fairy tale, please tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and tale weaver. We’d also appreciate it if you’d create a ping-back by linking to this post. And, of course, drop back for tea and cookies, and click on the MLMM’s button to add your tale to the list.