Mother Goose is Dead: Modern Stories of Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales

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Categories: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC/Damnation Books | Date published: 09/01/2011


Once upon a time Mother Goose died, and things have never been the same. She helped raise children for more than 300 years, her stories, along with myths and legends, teaching each generation morals and life lessons. But something happened over the centuries. Mother Goose died. Now the tales have been retold in different ways, twisted in on themselves, or added to with completely new stories. "Mother Goose is Dead:......." delivers those tales, showing how they may not have been quite the way they seemed when readers were children, how they could have turned out differently, or even what came next after the "happily ever after." Laugh along as you read about how some of those fairy tale characters run scams on unsuspecting humans, Detective Prince Charming figures out what really happened in the Case of Hansel and Gretel, or how the Grim Reaper has updated with the times. The tales grow darker and the stakes higher as old familiar stories are stretched, skewed, and twisted to the point of breaking. Find out that Peter the Pumpkin Eater raised more than just vegetables, the feud between wolves and pigs runs deeper than anyone knows, Alice's fall down the rabbit hole was not all it appeared, and good help is hard to find - even for the Tooth Fairy. See what happened after Snow White married the Prince, the price a man pays for speaking his mind, the consequences for stealing a person's life, and if the Wicked Witch of the West is really dead. Discover what could have happened if the Prince never awakened Sleeping Beauty, how modern day elves help people, where children's fears of the dark really come from, how far a man will let his greed take him, how fairies face their own Apocalypse, and how two women remain themselves and don't become what society thinks they should be. Finally, see how new tales show a sultan's son discovering purpose in his life, a man earns a second chance, a woman finds her own worth within herself, vengeance is dealt by the wronged and how the future of the world was saved long ago. Yes, Mother Goose may be dead, but the stories live on.