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But to give it a topic: I love stories that are inspired by or add a twist to classic fairy tales or folklore. I just got Hellboy vol 1-3 and Mignola draws heavily on folk lore from all over the world. Off the top of my head, Baba Yaga, the wolves of St. Augustine, Iron Shoes, Christmas Underground.
I've also been reading a bunch of Angela Carter for my senior seminar class. She has a few stories that are twisted versions or re-imaginings of Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and Bluebeard, among others.
Also for forensics I recited this story about the The Three Little Pigs from the Big Bad Wolf's point of view and it was all about how he was explaining himself to the cops
I'm a sucker for stuff like that. Or when you take folklore characters and use them in a different way (like Fables I guess, I haven't read it.)
So, either talk to me or tell me about your favorite twisted versions of folklore and fairytales from your childhood.