"New sides to every story"
Throughout the years, fairy tales have undergone many changes, going from tales intended for adults, to tales thought to be only for children, to, in recent years, a revival of the adult aspects and versions of the tales. My project, specifically, consists of three tales of my own creation, two of which are based on tales from many years ago, but are prequels, of sorts, to the versions that are known so well, and I tell them from new perspectives. In the first story, “Cold as Ice,” based on “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” I tell the story from the point of view of the old woman who advises and assists the soldier before he attempts to solve the riddle of the worn-out shoes. The second story “Seeing Red,” based on “The Princess and the Pea” and “Sleeping Beauty,” is told from the point of view of the queen who insists on finding a princess who is sensitive enough to feel the pea under the mattress. My third story, also based on an older, renowned fairy tale, is actually a sequel, because sometimes you just wonder what happens after the characters “live happily ever after.” This story, “Curiosity,” is based on “The Little Mermaid,” takes place 250 years after the original story and is told, mostly, from the former mermaid’s point of view as a Daughter of the Air.