Strip the fairytale princesses of their petticoats and tiaras, and what you have left are the Black Apples. These are stories of trials and survival, strength and defeat, exploring the bones of fairytales. Carolyn has stolen from the temple and is on the run, the mistress of the Gingerbread house is out of control, Bluebeard's child collects hearts on her wall and a horse is not a horse...
This collection offers eighteen new dark and delicious fairytales, some exploring the classic tales, others presenting brand new ones.
Features stories by eighteen international authors. Edited by Liv Lingborn and Camilla Bruce.
Table of contents:
Snow Child by Molly Pinto Madigan
Twelve Sisters, Twelve Sisters, Ten by Karen Heuler
Deus Ex Machina by Caren Gussoff
Bluebeard's Child by Alison Littlewood
Sickly Sweet by Ephiny Gale
Bunny's Lucky Slipper by Pat R Steiner
Every Heart is Cold Dark Matter by Nadia Bulkin
Citizen by David Turnbull
Everyone Else has Two Eyes by Nicki Vardon
Scar by Elin Olausson
Harsh Beauty by Martine Helene Svanevik
Cloaks and Hoods by Angela Rega
The Shadow and the Snake by Natalia Theodoridou
Coyote and the Girl in the Red Dress by Rose Williamson
A Winter Evening by Sarah L Byrne
Enkesonnen by Alex Petri
And Gold in Her Eyes by Maigen Turner
Godmother Death by Kate O'Connor