Do you have a favorite #fairytaleretelling ?
"A broken shell tore into the skin on her left foot. She winced and withdrew. Blood, red and angry, drip, drip, dripped onto the sand, dissolving in an instant. As if it never was. Better a bleeding sole than a tortured soul."
This haunting, melodic quote is from #Coral , my dear friend @saraellawrites 's new novel that is a reimagining of #thelittlemermaid .
This story is full of heart and glimmers of whimsy, while drawing from some of the more gothic elements of the original tale. In a heartfelt, masterful way Coral reminds us that even though there can be more than one way to drown...there is always hope, even in the darkest, deepest places. ️
If you've been following me for any amount of time, you probably know that I am working on a #YA #peterpanretelling / #sequel called #Dust . It's about a girl who can create pixie dust and believes Peter Pan kidnapped her brother, while Peter has been grounded in London and fights to return to his Neverland.
It has been such a delight to write this story, and God has already opened some amazing doors behind the scenes. Like Sara did with Coral, in Dust I wanted to touch on some of the darker aspects of the original story in a way that resonated on a deeper level, and shone a spark of hope.
I can't wait to share it with you all someday!
I also had to include the gorgeous Peter Pan-inspired prints that I have from @lucyintheskycreations ! I just adore her shop ^_^ Also featured is a picture of Claire, my main character in Dust, done by my talented friend @never.grow.up.ever. Also, a fairytale retelling-themed post wouldn't be complete without #Unhinged by @aghoward_writes , #cress by @marissameyerauthor and #unhooked by @lisamaxwellya.
Have you read any of these #fairytaleretellings ? Do you have a favorite retelling? Would you like to see more sneak peeks/snippets from #Dust ? Comment below!
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