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Vanya Says, "Go!" -- A Retelling of Mikhail Kuzmin's "Wings"
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1906, Mikhail Kuzmin published Wings, the first book in Russian to discuss same-sex  relationships in a positive light. With Vanya Says, ‘Go!,’ Wayne Goodman retells the story from the perspective of the young man at the heart of the tale. The original work contained only three sections, but a fourth has been added to round out the story and provide some closure.
Beautiful Curse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Psyche Jones just wants to be normal, but between her mom walking out, her own suddenly too-good-to-be-true appearance, and the way everyone at school treats her, normal is next to impossible. But when her beauty catches the eye of the magical and mysterious Ross, Psyche takes a chance...but is falling in love with Ross too much for a mere mortal like her?
The Carl of the Drab Coat: A collection of reimagined tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
A collection of short, reimagined stories, this book is a retelling of the classic Celtic legend of The Carl of the Drab Coat. They are fantastical and have elements from mythology, modern drama, and science fiction woven in to bring them to a new audience.
When the Prince Didn't Come in Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fairy tales
A comic retelling of Sleeping Beauty when the prince didn't arrive before someone else did.
Totally Starcross'd
Price: Free! Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mashups
For Romilly and Julian it’s never been truer that you can choose your friends but not your family. Will this story end in woe—or can there be a happily ever after for this modern-day Juliet and Romeo? From Amazon bestselling author S.D. Wasley comes Totally Starcross'd, a retelling of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
The Eight-Headed Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The Eight-Headed Dragon is a short story based on the Japanese myth of Susanoo and the Yamata no Orochi. In a small bar in Japan, an alcoholic man struggles to overcome his hate as he battles his inner dragon one shot of sake at a time.
The Prince Who Turned Into a Toad: A Retelling of The Frog Prince
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
While Kate and Rupert's parents are off touring the kingdom, Cousin Garil lets Rupert do anything he wants, but Kate isn't allowed to do any of the things she likes to do, which means her plans to become a scientist are hard to put into action. Yet when Rupert gets himself into a fix, Kate's love of science might be all that can save him. A short story of 5, 800 words for middle-grade readers.
Hah and Grr: A Retelling of Hansel and Gretel
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Hah and Grr were abandoned in the wood as babies and raised by Mother Wolf. They are happy, but they are the weakest of the pack and they are often hungry. One day, when they are following in the tracks of their lupine family, they smell something wonderful on the wind and follow their noses to a strange den in the woods. A short story of 5,100 words for middle grade readers.
CinderEli
Price: Free! Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Part 1 Katie is high school royalty, and she’s determined to make senior year her best yet. But, instead of the parties, football games, and dates she’s envisioned, Katie finds herself spending much of her free time studying. Her eighteenth birthday party should be just the thing to help her forget her homework woes.
Rescue Myself: Seven Tiny Retellings From Spunky Fairytale Heroines
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
What if you were cursed to dance every night, all night for ten years? What if you were enchanted so that jewels fell from your lips every time you spoke? What if you had to weave stinging nettles to save your enchanted brothers, but could not speak a word until they were free? Here you will find retellings where the fairytale heroines rescue themselves.