A delightful, long poem telling the full story of the Pied Piper. Great for reading out loud to children. And much, much better than the Brothers Grimm version.
Best of all, it’s free. So why not download and give it a read today.
Not so much a fairy tale, more of a historic magazine article.
Worth a read though as it sets the stage for all later Pied Piper stories.
Click on picture for PDF file that’s a good sized font for reading on a Kindle.
A fun, little re-make of Little Red Riding Hood with all the usual protagonists portrayed as Venusians being banished to Earth.
This is my first story from the anthology, Once Upon A Star, which, apparently, is all fairy tales re-told in sci-fi settings. However, i would put Through Time and Space squarely in the fantasy genre as moving by magic from one planet is fantasy, not sci-fi. One certainly wouldn’t put Raymond E Feist in the sci-fi category and he has plenty of rift gate planet hopping going on in his books.
I read this so i could add it to my Little Red Riding Hood collection, and, genre disputes aside, it’s a nice little addition to my fairy tale collection and worth a read for all fairy tale fans.
Oooh, sci-fi fairy tales.
Escape: A Liza Roth Adventure — Anthea Sharp
Blow Your Planet Down — Shawntelle Madison
The Cyrano Solution: A Gaian Consortium Story — Christine Pope
Once You Wish — Evelyn Snow
Vasilia and the Horse of Power — Jamie Ferguson
Echo — Nikki Jefford
Deadly Dance — Kasey Mackenzie
The Star Dragon’s Curse — Alexia Purdy
Loxley — Sarra Cannon
Candy House — Kay McSpadden
All in all i quite enjoyed the first Feyland trilogy and so i’ll definitely give the second trilogy a good read as soon as i collect them all.
So this is a well weird tale to tell.
I like walking and other forms of exercise, and while i’m doing them i like to listen to various podcasts. I usually have a good pile queued up on my phone to listen to, to make sure i never run out.
So while i was out walking yesterday morning, the next podcast on the list started to play and it was this one: The Path of Pins, the Path of Needles. Which, it just so happens, is a Little Red Riding Hood spin off.
How Lightspeed managed to justify shoehorning a Little Red Riding Hood spin off into a Sci-Fi magazine, and then also manage to shoehorn it onto my phone to play at exactly the same time i’m having a Little Red Riding Hood reading binge, i have absolutely no idea. But it’s all pretty uncanny when you think about it: like there’s more to these fairy tales than we at first may think.
So yeah, you can read it in Lightspeed magazine, on their website, or listen to the podcast like i did: