#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations

#YABkLove Day 26

It is day 26 and we have finally made it to my wheelhouse: adaptations! Let’s talk updated versions of fairy tales, myths, retold classics, folklore, etc. This was a huge trend about a year to three years ago but it is dying off now (you know, just as I finished my own fairy tale retelling manuscript). I still love them and I think there are some great ones to talk about.

Here are some of my favorites:

Award Nomination

I found out yesterday that my short story “Pyg the Tinker” was nominated for a Write Well Award. I have no idea when I’ll find out whether I won but I am super excited. If I win, my story will be included in a print anthology that is actually available from retailers.

“Pyg the Tinker” can still be read here. This is my steampunk take on the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. (Not Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw).

New Publication – Pyg the Tinker

My short story “Pyg the Tinker” was published by the online literary journal Quantum Fairy Tales. This is my steampunk take on the Greek myth of Pygmalion (not the George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion).

Pyg the Tinker passed his days in his workshop, and his nights in the Spartan bedroom behind it. He chose a life of solitude with only scattered gears and gadgets as companions. He only saw other folks if they came to him when their pocket watch lost a spring or if some other fiddly mechanism needed repair, and he liked it that way.

Late one night, Pyg received a surprise visit from a gentleman sporting a leather top hat and an overcoat with tails. The man did not knock on the gnarled wood of Pyg’s door, but swept in with a loud tap of his walking stick upon the hearth. He commissioned Pyg to build an automaton in the form of a woman.

Read the rest here…