|Black Thorn, White Rose|
Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, eds.
Date: October, 1995 — Book
Fiction, Fantasy/Horror, Short Stories
This second book of retold fairy tales has authors who are a little more comfortable with the subject than before. Many of the stories are not horror, such as "Tattercoats," a tale wherein a wife learns what it is to fall back in love with her husband. There's even a fascinating little version of the Frog Prince where the story is told twice, once forward and once with the same sentences in reverse order— and the tale works in both directions.
Again, track this one down if you like fairy tales with a dash of horror. They are a lot of fun.