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Tale Weavers #54: Fractured Fairy Tales

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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.

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16 comments on “Tale Weavers #54: Fractured Fairy Tales

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  4. julespaige
    February 25, 2016
  5. taleweavering
    February 25, 2016

    Lovely fractured tale. Grimm is just fine around here!

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  7. Suzanne
    February 25, 2016

    My response probably isn’t what you had in mind but I was motivated to do the work when I read your prompt.

    • taleweavering
      February 26, 2016

      Your project works fine, Suzanne, as a fractured fairy tale in both senses — fractured as altered, and fractured as broken, disjointed, splintered.
      Thanks so much for participating.

      • Suzanne
        February 26, 2016

        You’re welcome. I am a Rocky and Bullwinkle fan too – or was when I was a kid.

  8. CPP
    February 26, 2016

    Awesome prompt! 😀

    • taleweavering
      February 26, 2016

      Thanks! I loved watching Fractured Fairy Tales as a kid. Rewatching them for this, some hold up better than others, just like any retro programming — including even, gasp, Dudley Do Right, ;D

  9. elmediat
    February 26, 2016

    Suzanne sent me here. 🙂

    On my Implied Spaces blog I have been composing images and narratives for what I term broken folklore ( check tag on blog). I’ve also have done a few fairy tales and fantasy pieces. The closest I came to a fractured/re-imagined fairy tale is “Implied Spaces: Skinning the Wolf ” a re-telling of Red Riding Hood and “Snow White – The Other Side”.

    • taleweavering
      February 26, 2016

      I look forward to visiting your site. It sounds exciting and I’m interested learning about broken folklore and looking at your “fractured/reimagined” posts. Thanks for following Suzanne’s suggestion! (And thanks Suzanne)

      • taleweavering
        February 28, 2016

        Your beauty and the beast was wonderfully Dahlesque, fractured and fractious. Well done! Hope you can participate again. Thanks so much!

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