Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children
Summary: Sometimes "happily ever after" is no guarantee. We feature short, original fairy tales that turn towards the dark and unsettling. These stories are not intended for children, but most of them do stand alone.
I was invited to be part of this by the minds behind Minds of Madness, and it was a delight. This special is a mix of truth and fiction, true crime and made-up horror, brought to you by a range of broadcasters, including yours truly. I've tried to edit out the swearing (let me know if I missed one) but even so, this one isn't for kids. Contributing Podcasts: The Trail Went Cold True Crime Island The Mad Scientist Podcast The Minds Of Madness AND MORE! Song credits at unwantedchildren.ca
A man thinks he's found a prophet in a town crier.
A hare that was once a man seeks a way to return to his former self.
The wind falls in love with a ship on the ocean.
A prince sets out tasks to find a suitable princess to marry.
A man visits a magic place, but then has to go home.
A woman wants to live a fairy tale life, with all the love and magic that entails.
A boy with the power to heal finds himself not wanting the job.
Darkness finds a pair of shoes and tries them on.
A father takes his daughter to find the fairies.
A huntress is hired to deal with a wolf that comes too close to town.
A man replaces what he's lost with tattoos that are more than just drawings.
A woman is forgotten by her village.
An apprentice scribe discovers power in his quill.
A baker finds a staircase where non had been before.