I’m thrilled to hear that my noir fairytale mashup story “How Do Wolves” will be appearing in Upon a Thrice Time. A Kickstarter campaign to support the book’s publication launched today, and it’s already funded, but if you’d like to pre-order a copy of the book, now’s a great time to jump in.
Needless to say, I’m excited for this story to appear. It was inspired by a random comment in conversation from my Clarion West ’16 classmate Cae Hawksmoor, and officially it’s a mashup of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” but it borrows quite a bit of its structure from “The Wolf and the Kids” too.
I’d been reading that story to my children, but the version from Richard Scarry’s book, and I could just tell it had been toned down for modern sensibilities. I had to look it up for my own benefit.
A little research later, the original version melded with Cae’s comment, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to become something completely different.
I can’t wait for you to read it.