Retellings. We’ve all probably read one or another at some point. And we enjoy them, right? No shame in wanting to see an original story you loved get turned into something else. There is just so much we can do to refresh an idea.
But what is it that attracts you to a retelling? Tropes? Cliches? Genre? Anything at all.
Maybe the story started out as a fantasy and is being retold as a horror. Or maybe it started out as a romance and now it’s being retold as fantasy.
Let’s discuss what we enjoy in retellings.
As for me, I love to see a lighthearted fairytale get twisted into something dark. They didn’t start out so lighthearted anyway.