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Twisted Fairy Tales

A series of fairy tales, not quite as you remember your mother telling them. This series written by Melissa Mead, one of DSF's most popular writers.

by Melissa Mead
Published on Jan 2, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Jan 16, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Jan 30, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Feb 13, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Feb 27, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Mar 13, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Mar 27, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Apr 10, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on Apr 24, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Published on May 8, 2013
by Melissa Mead
The princess searched the throne room, the stable, the scullery... no spindles anywhere. Her father had been most thorough. It had taken her a year of questioning every old woman she met just to find out what a spindle was, and longer still to extract the details of the curse from the servants without alerting His Majesty.
Published on May 22, 2013
by Melissa Mead
A woodcutter was walking through the forest one day when he heard something howling. It sounded terribly close by, but if he didn't go into the forest and do his work he and his wife would have nothing to eat that day. Soon he came upon a fallen tree, and found a golden Coyote with its paw trapped beneath the trunk. The woodcutter raised his ax, but the Coyote turned and cried, "Don't kill me, kind sir!"
Published on Jun 5, 2013
by Melissa Mead
BB's date showed up early. He barely stopped himself from howling his admiration. That might be fine for non-anthropomorphic wolves, but Lupina deserved classier behavior than that. This was going to be a date she'd never forget. No mere beast would be able to match it. "You said you had a special dinner planned?" she said.
Published on Jun 19, 2013
by Melissa Mead
Humpty Dumpty (according to the nametag on his shell) sat on a wall. The King's men, climbing up behind him, snickered. An egg as a lookout! No wonder this planet had fallen so quickly. The Egg-men had no sense, of strong leadership or anything else. Now here they were, huddled in their last enclave, with nothing but a crumbling brick wall for protection and an egg for a sentry.
Published on Jul 3, 2013