This week's topic
In honor of this month's Bookmobile book, Marissa Meyer's CINDER, name a fable or story you'd like to see a retelling of. If you're feeling creative, come up with a premise of your own!
Well, this is easy.
If you’ve seen my query or have been keeping up with bits and pieces of my blog, you know my story is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It’s not exactly guy does bad thing, witch turns him into beast, guy has to find true love to break the curse,…okay, never mind. It’s totally like that, but it’s got a little twist to it too. Not an inverted fairy tale since the guy is still the one cursed, but his curse is a power most guys would...oh heck, I’m just going to share the premise.
Cue excerpt from Alison’s query (which she is mucho nervous about sharing *hides in corner*)
JD Marshall has a power most guys would trade their left nut for. With one hypnotizing look, he can get a girl to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. And for three years he’s racked up more scores than Brett Favre. But his power’s not a blessing. It’s just a curse.
And it is a curse. One he’s got three months to break or lose any chance of ever having a real relationship. The only way to break the curse—learn to love and be loved. Like that’s going to happen. JD needs to focus on quarterbacking his team to the state finals. He needs to pass freaking math. And he needs to quit thinking about Susan Milton. She’s taken. She’s forbidden. Worse—she seems to be the only one immune to his power.
Okay, so that’s only half my story blurb, and it still needs work, but hopefully you’re getting that Beauty and the Beast vibe. And maybe one day, you’ll even be able to read it! (ya know – if revisions would quit kicking my butt!)
So, yeah. I’m a Beauty and the Beast fan. I also LOVE Aladdin (which managed to work its way into my story too!) so I’d be totally cool with seeing that one redone in a totally unique manner. But for now I’ll keep plugging away at some true love breaks the spell stories.
How about YOU? What fairy tale or story would you like to see retold?! Got one of YOUR own? Tell me about it in the comments!