Once Upon a Time isn’t the first work of fiction to combine many fairytales. It’s not the first to put fairytale characters in the modern day. Fairytale retellings and re-imaginings have run rampant for years.
And because of this, it makes me wonder. If it were to be revealed tomorrow that we’re surrounded by magical beings, from fairytales or mythology- immortal little girls who steal from bears. werewolves. vampires. fae.
Would it be that surprising?
Which is probably the train of thought that has started every modern day fable.
Stay tuned next year for the release of my first novel, little red goldilocks fights a vampiric werewolf. Instant classic.