During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody (1987): Although I bought this book close to when it first came out, I didn’t get around to reading it until recently. A great tale from a popular Australian author, it’s about a girl who is born with mysterious mental abilities that she must keep hidden under threat of death.
Once Upon a Time (2011): This took ages to come onto Australian television. It was worth the wait. The way they wove the fairytale world in with the modern world was particularly clever and engaging.
The Outer Limits (1995): I’ve always loved short stories with twists and this show, like The Twilight Zone, had some wonderfully unexpected stories.
Who are your favourite fairytale characters? Which stories with a twist stand out for you?