Unburied Fables enlisted talent around the world. From students to seasoned professionals. These writers came together raising awareness and reinventing classic stories. This collection showcases a wide variety of origins and genres. All brought together with one classic element: happily ever after.
Additionally, Fifty percent of Unburied Fables proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project. A non-profit focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual and other queer youth. Also consider checking out our books for other charity collections.
Top Reviews of Unburied Fables
This took me a while to read, but it’s not because I didn’t enjoy it. These bite-sized queer fairy tale retellings (a lot of ace/aromantic goodness) go quickly; most are easy to get through in a few minutes. So I tried to only read one or two a night to savor/appreciate – this didn’t really work, because I read one, I found it hard to stop!
Some of my favorites were “Odd” (Most wonderfully affirming and unexpected twists!) “Match Sticks” (amazing celebration of different kinds of love!), “Satin Skirts and Wooden Shoes” (loved the adoptive-family love!), “Beauty’s Beasts” (Actual poly ship, and wonderfully warm/satisfying).
“The Last Lost Boy” also hit me unexpectedly hard, with its reflection on long-lost and found-again friends, love, what you leave and what you take with you into a new chapter of life. (I also blame this one for making me pick up ‘Peter Darling’ next. Which is good.) I also loved “Dark Matters” for its macabre-and-hilarious twists on Goldilocks and the… three bears. And “The Suns of Terre” could likely be its own science-fiction book or series. I’d certainly read just from this small look into that universe.
Really, there was something wonderful in every story, beyond the ones I’ve named. Every writer brought a unique perspective and interpretation on familiar tales. There’s something so amazing about finally seeing yourself included in stories you’ve known since childhood, but never really been a part of. I’m so glad this collection exists. – RoAnna Sylver