“Cinderella” and many more are some of the fairy tales that are amongst the most timeless stories in every girl’s life. Earlier the fairy tales are pretty dark and they are endlessly reworked into several fascinating stories of love, bravery, and happy endings—it’s no wonder that queer creators would put their twists on the beloved tales!
Here are some queer fairy tale retellings for all of your magical desires!
Ash by Malinda Lo:
Had you ever wonder a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, then definitely this book is for you. Ash was left alone after the death of her father and she was left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. She was filled with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant:
Peter Pan was a transgender guy that developed a love-hate romance with Captain Hook. Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up older has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is.
Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn and Tami Veldura:
There is a twist in this work a ‘Trans’ retelling of Cinderella a royal party allows Ella to become the girl she knows she is and fall in love with the beautiful Princess Lisabella. While Ella’s stepmother dumps her on the far edge of the kingdom, Ella must find the courage to find her way back to the life she desires.
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Ortberg:
The tradition of retelling those ancient tales from many cultures around the world is probably just as longstanding. In post-modern literature, we look up to a few giants who have made this art of retelling entirely their own with bright dark humor into remixes of famous tales like Beauty and the Beast and The Six Swans, etc. the short stories in this collection discuss difficult things while entertaining you.
Unburied Fables anthology:
A reinvent classic stories featuring many different kinds of love and relationships, this anthology is perfect for those on the asexual spectrum, polyamorous queers, and a non-profit focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and other queer youth.