The Reddest Shoes (Twisted Fairytales)

Written for and inspired by Kimberly. Check out her great blog.    How Karen loved those red shoes Flaunted Disobeyed her adopted mother Relentless Wore them always to church Blasphemous  Wore them whilst her mother took ill Uncaring Even wore them to her parent’s funeral Disgusting Showed them off to a passing soldier Chastised And as if by magic, Karen danced Twirled She pirouetted, kicked, sashayed Unstoppable  Tore through streets, […]

The Little Merwench (Twisted Fairytales)

 She hung around those tidal shores Her motto, ‘what’s mine is yours.’ Novelty was her flapping tail That made her look like tiny whale. The sailors thought her quite the catch Until one day Ariel met her match. An absent wish saw her sprout legs! No longer Mer, but girl instead. She tried to hide this ruinous wish By hiding legs in water, like […]

Hansel and Gretel, with Veg (Twisted Fairytales)

  You’d think them lost in the wood, But Hansel and Gretel were misunderstood. Nasty little children were they, Not wanting to sing and play. Instead, they pried on oldest folk, Lured them in whilst high on coke. Their aim to rob, then go to pub; They’d even steal the old folks grub! But bittern off one too many, As into granny’s home that looked […]

Rumplestiltskin (Twisted Fairytales)

  Twisted, little, ugly man, Hold to ransom girl if can. Says that he will grant her wish; Spin gold from straw to grant her this. Miller’s girl, she marries King, As imp spins gold just for him. But pay she does too high a price, As steal her son this is his vice. Says that if his name she guesses Her son give back, […]

Sleeping Angry (Twisted Fairytales)

 In prick of finger world did cease, And land drew breath, eternal peace. Castle walls accosted by thorns Left turrets peeking, so forlorn. Kingdom slept in want of knight  To banish gloom and conquer night. And came he did and battled through The briar and spikes to get to you. When it came to planted kiss Princess awoke from infinite bliss. Rage and fume […]

RED (Wolf Hunter) Twisted Fairytales

 Once upon a long ago A child stalked the woods, Hunting all the timberwolves,  For them, it was no good. They ran at sight of little girl Donned in blood-red hood, Because their parents told them too, The child cared less than should. She’d call to them in honeyed tones, Coax them through the woods, Then pull out axe to kill them with, Believe, it […]