I don’t know if you have ever read the old versions of fairy tales or not, but some of these familiar stories are pretty gruesome. Walt Disney became famous for taking these very old tales and sanitizing them for modern youngsters. One of my favorite examples comes from the tale of Cinderella when the prince comes looking for the owner of the lost slipper and a stepsister tries it on.

…The eldest went first into the room where the slipper was, and wanted to try it on, and the mother stood by. But her big toe could not go into it, and the shoe was altogether much too small for her. Then the mother said, “Never mind, cut it off. When you are queen you will not care about toes; you will not want to go on foot.” So the silly girl cut her big toe off, and squeezed the shoe on, and went to the king’s son…

For today’s Daily Create, find a suitable fairy tale (Project Gutenberg has loads of fairy tale books) and create something depicting a scene from the story. It can be a drawing, a photograph, a sound recording, whatever suits your fancy. Also, it is ok to go a little dark with this so long as you keep within the bounds of good taste and safe-for-workedness. Of course, you can also go with the modern-sanitized approach as well. And they lived happily ever after.

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