marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

villains triumphant

 Ah, the random wonders of a world where the fairy tale villains win!

It means you can't have any fairy tales without villains.  "Beauty and the Beast" is right out.  "Rumpelstiltskin" passes muster, but "The Three Aunts" not (unless you make the queen mother a villain, and there you face the little problem that she's painted herself into a corner and can't triumph).

Meanwhile, I'm looking at generating twenty-four names.  Twelve apiece for the princesses and the men they marry of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."  Fortunately, they will fall out of the story, quickly, so maybe I can just have three or four and have the heroine lose track before she starts to ponder what she's begun.
Tags: always evil, fairy tales (retelling), genre: fractured fairy tale

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