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Folklore

I used to have this section labeled “retellings,” because when I first began dividing my short fiction into categories, most of the things that went here recognizably built on the plots of existing stories. But over time they’ve grown more wide-ranging in their approach: some of them are sequels, or mashups, or riffs, or just use some existing piece of folklore or mythology as a springboard to tell a related tale. Now it seems more appropriate to simply nod in the direction of my academic background and call them my “folklore stories.”

 

Ballads and folksongs | Bible | Fairy tales | Darker fairy tales | Germanic mythology | Greek mythology | Other sources

 

Ballads and Folksongs

Bible

Fairy talesNEVER AFTER: THIRTEEN TWISTS ON FAMILIAR TALES by Marie Brennan

Fairy tales, with a darker twist

Germanic mythology

Greek Mythology

Other sources