Fairytale & Other Retellings I Want to Read About


As a lover of the fantasy genre, I wanted to discuss some fairytales and mythological/historical stories that I think would make amazing retellings. A lot of the times we see authors write about the same ones so these are ones that are not as popular when it comes to retellings.


Fairytale Retellings I want to read

1- Beowulf

2- Hansel and Gretl

3- Rumpelstiltskin

4- The Princess and the Pea

5- The Emperor’s New Suit

6- Rapunzel

7- The Frog Prince

8- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

9- The Hunchback of Notre Dame

10- King Arthur

Mythology Retellings I want to read

1- Persephone and Hades

2- Medusa

3- The Sirens

4- Bajirao Mastani

5- The legend of Guanina

6- The Princess of Bekhten

7- The Doomed Prince

8- Story on Anubis

9- Story on Seth

10- Story on Nefertiti


What are some fairytales and mythologies you would like to read about?lovekathryn-02

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Kathryn Calderon | 24 | Artist of many trades | Villains are my soul

26 thoughts on “Fairytale & Other Retellings I Want to Read About

  1. Ahhh King Arthur, Persephone and Hades, and Ali Baba would be particularly interesting! Especially Ali Baba, I’d like to see how the story would be written.

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  2. I’ve been working on a sort of retelling of the myth of Icarus and Daedalus. Sort of, Icarus survived the fall and he helped create a league of bird people. I’ve been slowly chipping out the story for a few years now, just need a bit more to work on. Also a retelling of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but I need to think a bit more about that.

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      1. It will be sort of historical fiction with YA in it. So far where I start out it’s a young girl in this time period who learns of her powers and learns that she is actually in the line of the first family that Icarus created, but I really haven’t looked at the story in a while because of school and other things.

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  3. The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine was Rumpelstiltskin. She also had Hansel and Gretel as characters if I’m remembering right. I ended up really liking that one.

    I would definitely love a Medusa retelling. I love your picks and hope we see quite a few of those soon. I love retellings.

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              1. Well, in order to do so, you should probably be asked by a writer. I already have two Betas. One of them, my friend Christine, has already read the 2/3 of my current WIP and the other one will read it when the first draft is complete. If you’re interested, I could send you the file of the first draft when it’s ready.

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