marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

pulling out the family tree

So the hero and heroine have married in the fairy tale, and because this is somewhat more broadly based than the Pop Top 20 tales, they have not reached the ending.

It was fall when they married, I decided to have them off on the journey that leads to the next complication in the spring -- and in the winter, they will tell each other a few stories about their ancestors.

So I pulled out the family tree.

Then I said to myself, no, actually, King Martin does not seem "The Lord of Lorn" type. Maybe he will not have a tale -- lucky man! -- and it was his father. Especially since he is, indeed, king. Details about the crown matrimonial would be infodumping, and anyway, grandfather would be fine.

But I started with the hero, who is recounting the story of his grandmother Snow White. NOT the one you are thinking of. Russian. (Or possibly an artifact of translation. 0:)
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), families: parent/child, names, story time

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