the dark side to fairytales

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Chapter 1: introduction
(by emily, added on 30 March 2018 10:23 AM)


have you ever read a fairytale?

the 3 little pigs, little red riding hood, maybe the ugly duckling

read it and thought- surely their must be more?

surely, for example, after it says they never hear from the wolf again, something must happen to him?

this is the collection of fairytales which will go beyond the ending, and will tell the stories in a darker, more realistic way


Chapter 2: little red riding hood
(by emily, added on 30 March 2018 10:50 AM)


once apon a time, in a land far away, lived little red riding hood

she was a girl of about 8, and she was going to the forest to take a basket of food to her grandmother.

welll she's outside in the forest, when she spies something in the distance.

what she sees turns out to be a big bad wolf, and he doesn't look happy.

" hey little girl," says the wolf, " you're taking all that food to your grandmother's house and not leaving any for me?. but it all looks so good... won't you please give me some?. I've not eaten for a very long time."

"forget it," said little red riding hood. " I will not give you my food."

the wolf is very angry, and decides to get his own back
he walks to her grandmother's house, smashes the door open, walks inside and demands of the elderly grandmother.

" take off your clothes and go in the wardrobe!. "

the grandmother, (who can't see the wolf), but can hear him, starts yelling for help.

" help!. help!" she calls

the wolf is very angry, and knocks the grandmother out cold, and stufs her body inside the wardrobe. he then gets in to her clothes, and lies in the bed.

little red riding hood then arives to see the door is smashed open.

" grandmother?" she asks. " is everything okay?."

" all is fine, dearry," said the grandmother (who we now know is the big bad wolf)

little red riding hood gasped.

" you're not my grandmother at all!" she exclaimed. " you're the big bad wolf in disguise!"

" just shut up and give me the food" cried the wolf. " I'm straving!."

little red riding hood started calling out for her grandmother.

"grandmother?. grandmother?. grandmother!"

of course, the grandmother was unconcious in the wardrobe, so she couldn't hear her cries

"shut, up!" howled the big bad wolf, as he prepared to bite little red riding hood right on the arm.

" you won't get away with this," said little red riding hood, as she turned to leave. " I will run back home as fast as I can to tell my mother!".

" try it." cackled the wolf. " I doubt you'll get far."

sure enough, as little red riding hood turned to leave, she saw a site that made her blood run cold.

coming towards the broken door, were a herd of wolves, each one looking more nasty than the next.

" we're ready to eat!" said one. " where's the basket?"

" not here!" screamed little red riding hood. she picked up a tree branch, and hurled it at one of the wolves making him topple over.

" you didn't want to do that," cried the wolf, as he got up, dusted himself off, and charged little red riding hood

despite her cries, the wolf gobbled her up

then the wolves went inside and feasted on the basket of goodies

and after that, the wolves tore open the wardrobe door, and gobbled up grandmother.

and after that?

the wolves moved in to that house, and lived their for many years

they wern't feared, they wern't driven away by anyone, they just lived their in silence.

but it is said, on dark rainy nights, when little girls are walking through the woods, the wolves come out to feast on their body and to steal any food they might be carying.

so next time you're walking in the woods, just be careful, won't you?


Chapter 3: goldylocks and the 3 bears
(by emily, added on 5 May 2018 02:45 PM)


once a pon a time, their lived a woman by the name of goldylocks

well on this warm sunny day she was out in the forest, when she came across a cottage

it was open, so she decided to take a look inside.

she spotted 3 bowls of porridge and decided to eat

well the first bowl of porridge she tried was too hot

the second bowl of porridge was too cold,

but the third one was just right- and she ate it all up

then she wanted to sit down

she sat down in the first chair, but it was too hard for her

the second chair was too soft

the third chair was just right, but because goldylocks had eaten all that porridge, she was quite full- and her weight made the little chair break.

bleeding, and in pain, goldylocks limped up pstairs for a rest

the first bed she tried was too hard

the second one was too soft

and the third one was just right, and goldylocks fell asleep.

now, the 3 bears came home and noticed the porridge

who's been eating my porridge, said daddy bear

and who's been eating my porridge, said mummy bear

look, said baby bear, mine's all gone

next, they looked at the chairs

who's been sitting in my chair, said daddy bear

who's been sitting in my chair, said mummy bear

look, my chair is broken, squealed baby bear

next, they went upstairs

who's been sleeping in my bed, said daddy bear

who's been sleeping in my bed, said mummy bear

baby bear looked and saw that someone was sleeping in his bed

at once, the 3 bears tackled her, startling the woman and waking her up.

they demanded her name and what she was doing in their cottage

she explained she had no idea it belonged to the bears and she was just exploring.

however, it was not her lucky day

the bears (who also turned out to be police officers), went downstairs to take off their disguises, then re entered the room.

" we're not bears," said daddy bear. " we're police officers, and we know for a fact, young goldylocks, you are a wanted criminal and you have been on the run from us for too long. you're going away for a very long time."

so goldylocks spent the rest of her days in a dark and dreary prison cell, for all the crimes she had committed over the years


Chapter 4: ripunzel
(by emily, added on 1 October 2018 05:18 PM)


once their was a beautiful princess known as ripunzel
1 day, the evil queen locked her in the tower at the very top of her castle. ripunzel was forced to stay their every day, sitting on the tower floor, reading or singing to herself

at 6 pm every evening, the queen would come to theb ottom of the tower and say

ripunzel, ripunzel, let down your hair

and she would gently let down her long hair so that the queen could climb in to the tower room and torture her.

then she would leave

well, 1 day, in the forest down below, their walked a prince

ripunzel, on this particular day, was singing to herself in the tower.

" what beautiful singing," said the prince, " I need to find out where it is coming from."

he came to the tower and looked up to see the beautiful princess. he knew he could get her down.

" ripunzel, ripunzel, let down your hair" said the prince

so ripunzel let down her hair and the prince climbed up in to the tower and spent some time with the princess.

he left happily, promising that the following day she would be rescued

that evening, the queen found out what had happened, and cut off ripunzel's hair
the following morning, the prince came to the tower and called out

" ripunzel, ripunzel, let down your hair"

" the queen cut it all off last night", ripunzel said. " I can't let it down."

" that is ashame," the prince said. " it means I can't rescue you, as it's the only way in to the tower."

so poor ripunzel lived in the tower alone for the rest of her life because no one could come and see her
the end


Chapter 5: the bird bear
(by emily, added on 1 October 2018 05:25 PM)


not many know the story of the bird bear, and reading this version (the darker version), I guess you never will...

once their was a bear cub called isla

isla didn't want to be a bear cub though, she wanted to be a bird

every morning she would stand outside her cave wathing the birds and trying to copy them

her sisters and brothers would laugh at isla, and tell her she could never be a bird

well one day isla saw a bird and it was singing.

isla decided to sing like a bird too, and it was beautiful

next she saw a bird digging up a wiggly worm and eating it.

isla did this too, even though to her, it tasted disgusting

while se was watching the birds, she came across a magic lamp.

she rubbed the lamp and out popped a genie

" for freeing me from the lamp," he said, " you can have 3 wishes".

" I wish I was a bird," isla said. " I love birds, and have always wanted to be one."

with that, isla flew off in to the trees even before making her second and third wishes

presently, she saw her own mommy bear and flew over to her to tell her what had happened.

but before she had a chance to explain that she was her bear cub, mommy bear opened up her mouth, and swallowed isla whole

what a nice meal, said mommy bear

and the moral?

be careful what you wish for..




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