Three fairytale-tinged recs for you tonight.
First, two tales from Daily Science Fiction, new takes on traditional tales, from points of view forgotten in the originals:
Beans and Lies by Mari Ness: an incisive super-short piece with a proper punch at the end.
Toadwords by Nathaniel Lee: a tale that really made me think about the consequences of words turning into slimy creatures or jewels.
Finally, a story that draws from many fairytales:
Hunting Monsters by S.L. Huang (in The Book Smugglers Publishing): a beautiful, epic tale with relationships between women as its focus.