Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And Little Miss Muffet – who was not a very fast runner, sprinted from the tuffet and practically knocked over a little old lady who was passing by. Little Miss Muffet was scared to death of spiders, as you may have guessed.
What if Cinderella was so thrilled when she was dancing with the prince that she didn’t really look closely at him?
Here is the original version and here is a poem written by Judith Viorst
Original . . .
And then the Prince Knelt
Down and Tried to Put the Glass
Slipper on Cinderella’s Foot
Poem . . .
I really didn’t notice that he had a funny nose.
And he certainly looked better all dressed up in fancy clothes.
He’s not nearly as attractive as he seemed the other night.
So I think I’ll just pretend that this glass slipper feels too tight.
I’m often asked what the difference is between a fractured fairy tale and a retold fairy tale.
My answer – Really they are pretty much the same thing. I think opinions may vary on this but basically when I fracture a fairy tale I’m retelling it. I might add a new character or characters, change the theme, definitely change the overall story and usually the ending. Whether you call it a fractured fairy tale or a retold fairy tale makes no difference.
Some of you may have never watched the original Rocky & Bullwinkle series. They had a segment called Fractured Fairy Tales and the fairy tale you know was spun in a whole new direction and it was done so to make you laugh. I loved them and you’ll see some of the stories introduced here. So to me fracturing a fairy tale is changing them and adding humor as well.
I have an idea for some future books that will vary from my normal fractured tales but keeping humor in them is important to me.
I have no idea if I answered this question or not.
Do you like cartoons and comics?
I know. Who doesn’t, right? I have a cartoons and comics blog I thought you might like to check out. One of the projects I’ve been involved in is taking old public domain comic books and cutting out individual panels and enhancing them in Photoshop.
I actually have a comic book that will be published soon where I use these comic panels in the book and add what I hope is comical written narration.
Here is the Cartoons and Comics blog along with a sample of one of the cartoons.
Does it say anything about me when my favorite characters on Once Upon a Time are
The Evil Queen
The Gingerbread Man manages to pop his way into so many of my fractured fairy tales that I wrote my own version. Here’s a little idea what it’s about on YouTube.
Happily Ever After . . . or Not!
A little quote from the Diary of Little Red Riding Hood.
I am doing a video series on YouTube. I’ll add the videos to this site so you can watch them at your leisure. This is chapter 1 in The True Story of Snow White.
Don’t blame the Grimm Brothers for not discovering the true story of Snow White.
Don’t blame Disney. They added their own twists to the existing Grimm’s tale.
The True Story of Snow White