Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre | Cinderella - Charles Perrault
- The Prince
What I like about this story: Obviously the metaphor for personal virtue/innate goodness with the unbreakable shoe. I mean, not as a misery story but the fact that she's just such a diamond.
Generalized prompt: I'd love to see alternate tellings of this story, if you want! If there's a version of Cinderella you've wanted to tell for years, here's me asking! Alternate setting AUs totally welcome!
- What is life like as a queen after years of abuse?
- What was it like looking for husbands for her sisters after everything?
- How did the prince feel when he found out the truth?
- Does the prince have a name
- What sort of routines did Cinderella have?
- "which made her commonly be called Cinder-breech; but the youngest, who was not so rude and uncivil as the eldest, called her Cinderilla" At the end of the tale, she brings up and hugs both her sisters - but I want to know her feelings on this one.
- What sort of person gets fairy protection?
- What was it like for the prince to love someone he knew nothing about?
- Did the prince properly court her once they were together? How did they get to know eachother?
- How did the prince know he'd found someone so special?
Willie O'Winsbury (English and Scottish Popular Ballads - F.J. Child)
What I like about this story: I first grew to like this story from my amusement over how very into Willie the king was. But don't think this means I'm asking for a 'slash or get out' story.
- Okay clearly the father demanding to see his daughter naked to see if she's pregnant or not is definitely creepy. And then going 'I'll murder him' followed by 'I'll kill him' followed by 'I'd totally fuck him' is even weirder. I'd love to see Janet's thoughts on this whole matter.
- I noticed that Willie deliberately was like 'I'll have nothing to do with you' at the end - exploration on that?
- If you can do a funny take on the king's weird crush, that'd be grand.
- What was Janet's plan? Was she going to run off with Willie?
- What was Willie's plan?
- Why was the king in jail in Spain? How did he get out?
- Do Janet and Willie retun the king's calls?
Bärenhäuter | Bearskin (Fairy Tale)
What I like about this story: Obviously it ends on a very grim note, but what interests me is the fact that they both won, in a way. Even if the soldier and the wife were much less happy for it. I like the cleverness.
Generalized prompt: What I'd like to see is other ways this story could have worked out or possibly the adventures of Trash Bear Soldier.
- Solutions to damnation
- Actual romance between the soldier and his future wife
- The saving of the wife's father
- Saving the sisters
- Life as a bearman
- Why would you make a literal deal with Satan?
- Explaining that no, he's not Donkeyskin
- What if he'd been Gerbilskin? It'd be like a little toupee.
- People who were kind despite everything
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Fairy Tale)
What I like about this story: Long story short, as a small blonde child I spent a lot of time in houses I wasn't supposed to as a kid and I've identified strongly with Goldilocks ever since. Even though I never stole anything or broke a chair, I DID once turn on someone's treadmill and probably inspired years of ghost stories. ALSO I do not want Goldilocks to die, please.
- What did Goldilocks get up to next?
- Had Goldilocks also broken into other famous fairy tales?
- What sort of life leads a bunch of bears to living in a little cottage. Is there actually a bear society? Did they eat the previous owners? What is the bear economy.
- Goldilocks and Baby Bear meet out in a coffee shop years later and discuss things (I DID just suggest a coffee shop au)
- How do you human-proof a house?
- What's bear porridge like anyway, is there lots of honey and berries? (I'm making mysef hungry)
- In the original fairy-tale it's actually an old woman who possibly goes to jail for vagrancy - what sort of life is Goldilocks leading? Can this tie back into another encounter with the bears?