In my upper school writers' club this week, the team and I are going to be re-imagining fairy tales for an adult audience. We're going to take the Grimm tales and make them even more grim, so to speak. I'm hoping to post some of the work here after they've finished, but for now I'm hoping to inspire.
If YOU had to re-write a fairytale for an adult audience, what would you do? Would the big-bad-wolf in Little Red Ridinghood be an abusive father? Would Hansel and Gretel be so high on hallucinogens that they imagined a gingerbread house? Would Cindarella's prince have a weird foot fetish?
Take the dark tales of childhood and warp them to match the fears of adulthood. What do you get?