Some Fairy Tale Links

I just thought I’d share a couple links I found the other day regarding Fairy Tales. The first is a very extensive article from Endicott Studio titled Fairies in Legend, Lore, and Literature which asks and answers the question “Where do fairies come from?”. There’s some really good stuff there.

Next, I found a link to the “proppian fairy tale generator” via the blog Scribblings of a Maniac Writer. The site is really cool. You select some options, click a button, and it generates a Fairy Tale. I generated the following “story”:

“Sugar and spice,” the old woman beckoned as she held out palms filled with cinnamon falling between her fingers like sand. As she sprinkled it across the floor my head swum up in a dizzy spell of hunger. I could no longer control my feet moving towards the cheap gimmicks of an old woman.

As I approached the top of the mountain a white spectacle blinded me for an instant. When I blinked again I saw a white dragon shifting over the mountain like a layer of foam riding ocean waves. I could tell by its movement that it was a territorial creature; I could tell that it would fight me before allowing me to press further.

When he placed his hand upon me he let out a great cry and then vanished into the earth.

Waves of comfort and relief washed over my tired limbs as my father and mother embraced and kissed me. The familiar sights of my home and scents of my family soothed me so much that I nearly forgot the heavy pack I had carried for hours on my back, a sack filled with treasures I had collected throughout my journey to bring back to my family.

It doesn’t really make any sense, but it’s still pretty cool. I guess you could just select one option and generate some story ideas there. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Some Fairy Tale Links

  1. Automated writing comes alive, heh?
    I will surely give this fun stuff a try.
    But I’m off for the weekend now, thanks for your nice comments on my ‘a rose is but a rose’ exercise.
    I don’t know about our ‘Octopus friend’, though…
    Her site looks abandoned to me….
    I hope she’s allright.
    Have a nice weekend to you and your family!!

  2. Wah, so cool! Sometimes I think you have psychic link-up with what I’m writing. A few weeks ago you wrote a post on myth and now here is one about fairy tales – this is so in tune with different points I’m at in my ms! Thank you for the links, they look cool.

  3. Cool links :] The second one is quite funky, it reminds me of several other generators I’ve come across over the years. It also reminded me how fun mad libs are, which is a little related…

  4. This reminds of the story-generating story by Roald Dahl, anyone read it? The fairy tales are actually quite nice, though the lines are limited.

  5. SzélsőFa – Give that site a try. It was pretty fun. Also, I hope fkgallagher is ok

    Helen – great minds think alike! I’m really into fairy tales/fantasy at the moment

    Soph – I’ve seen other generators out there too. They would’nt be too hard to program, but they’re fun

    Vintagefan – I haven’t read that Dahl story. I’ll have to check it out.

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