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New stories, stitched together with the thread of once upon a time. This is a collection of inclusive fairy tales written and recorded by Laura Simons to spread old magic in a new way. You want single fathers, pansexual princesses, found families, sapphic dragons, sword wielding ladies and asexual heroes? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Patchwork Fairy Tales Laura Simons

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

New stories, stitched together with the thread of once upon a time. This is a collection of inclusive fairy tales written and recorded by Laura Simons to spread old magic in a new way. You want single fathers, pansexual princesses, found families, sapphic dragons, sword wielding ladies and asexual heroes? Then you’ve come to the right place!

    The Lindworm Prince

    The Lindworm Prince

    A Fix-it Fairy Tale: more kindness, more consent and more inclusivity for ‘Prince Lindworm’.
    Two queens are so eager to have a baby that they forget to follow a witches advice and one of their sons is born in the body of a lindworm.

    • 29 min
    Wolf's Best Friend

    Wolf's Best Friend

    A Patchwork Fantasy Snippet full of paws and parenting.
    In which two fathers find a pet for their son.

    • 4 min
    The Soldier, the Princess and the Tinderbox

    The Soldier, the Princess and the Tinderbox

    A Fix-it Fairy Tale: more kindness, more consent and more inclusivity for 'The Tinderbox'.
    A kind, clever soldier finds herself in possession of something magical and happens upon a princess locked away in a castle.

    • 39 min
    Of Lemurs and Libraries

    Of Lemurs and Libraries

    A Patchwork Fantasy Snippet full of old books and fuzzy snouts.
    In which a new library assistant meets some very special library occupants.

    • 5 min
    The Girl Engaged to the Northern Wind

    The Girl Engaged to the Northern Wind

    A Patchwork Fairy Tale: the one with the vow, the four winds and the frozen tears.
    Three siblings each make a wish about who they wish to marry when they grow up and the middle child finds her declaration most unexpectedly answered.
    Read the transcript for this episode here. Find everything about this podcast and my other projects on laurasimons.com. Follow this podcast on Tumblr or Twitter! Check out composer Kai Engel, who wrote the theme song “Holiday Gift”. Penny for a tale? You can tip your storyteller on Ko-fi!

    • 21 min
    Special: Magically Informed Social Work

    Special: Magically Informed Social Work

    Today a special straight from my blog: a social worker answering questions from various people inhabiting an urban fantasy world!
    Read the transcript for this episode here. Find everything about this podcast and my other projects on laurasimons.com. Follow this podcast on Tumblr or Twitter! Check out Purple Planet Music for the jingle from this episode. Penny for a tale? You can tip your storyteller on Ko-fi!

    • 9 min

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eliza-1832 ,

Exactly my thing

I didn’t know I needed this in my life until I happened across it on Tumblr. Cute, whimsical, inclusive, and different, I actually cannot wait for the next set of stories 😊😊 what a lovely way to journey into winter!

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