Twisted Fairy Tales from
the Wicked Witches Club

Tell fairy tales from the wicked witches' viewpoint. Put a novel or humorous twist to favorites like Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and Sleeping Beauty, while retaining the warmth, magic and universal appeal of well-loved fairy tales.

Here are writing prompts and story ideas to start you off:

Twisted Tales #1: Sleeping Beauty

She was no beauty, believe me. Such an ugly baby, and those good-for-nothing fairies sucking up to the King and Queen, laying on the flattery as thick as butter. And look at the way they brought her up... pampered and spoilt rotten by the palace folks, she was.

That was what got her into trouble -- her sneaky, prying ways. I mean, there I was, in my little room high up in the tower, minding my own business, when the nasty, nosy thing came creeping in and meddling with my spindle; well, she got what she deserved...

Twisted Tales #2: Hansel and Gretel

Those pesky kids! Breaking bits and pieces off my house with their thieving little hands. The times I've had to get the handyman in, to retile the roof and repair the walls!

And the lies they tell in the neighbourhood! Why would I want to dine on the dirty, scrawny things when I've got my own scrumptious cakes, pies, candies and jellies...

Twisted Tales #3: Cinderella Part 2

Well, two can play at a game, let me tell you! Cinders and that so-called fairy godmother may have won the first round, but I'm not giving up without a fight.

I'm taking this crash course at the Wicked Witches Club, on Super Spells for Snaring a Royal Son-in-Law. Soon, Cinders will find herself husbandless when Prince Charming leaves her for my own daughter...

Twisted Tales #4: Snow White Part 2

If at first you don't succeed -- try, try again: that's my motto. If that little red apple didn't do the job, I've got more tricks and spells up my sleeve.

And who's to say those seven dwarfs can't be bought? A stupid, sleepy, greedy, grouchy bunch -- let me get to work on them. Yes, I'm still the fairest -- and smartest -- of them all!

Twisted Fairy Tales: Let's Hear It from the Guys Too

A deal's a deal, after all! All that straw spun into gold, and I saved her from getting her head chopped off too. That king's a nasty piece of goods, let me tell you.

I'd have brought up the boy better than him - yes, me, Rumpelstiltskin. But no - she had to send out those sneaky spies, a fellow's got no privacy these days, that's the truth of it...

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