I want to finish my manuscript of fairytale based poems. So far I've tackled:
-The Frog Prince
-Hansel and Gretel
-Little Red Riding Hood
-Puss in Boots
-The Heartless Giant
I also had a poem (which was honorably mentioned in Best F&H of 2007) that touches on various tales through haiku-based stanzas.
I also have plans/ideas for Beauty and the Beast, and have strongly thought about Hans my Hedgehog and Sleeping Beauty/Sun, Moon and Talia. If I get those written, I'll have 12 poems, possibly 15 pages, which is a chapbook, maybe, but certainly not a book length manuscript.
So we're shooting for 40 pages, or 35-40 poems, depending on length. Let's say I'm off by 25 to be safe, and that I'd like to keep with in the European tradition if I could.
The question is, what haven't I thought of?
Going through the abuses of Disney, I need Cinderella, The Little Mermaid & Rapunzel (which is due out in 2010). That brings the list to 22. There are some that are slightly less "famous," but that I'd like to tackle--Bearskin, The Tinderbox, The Girl with No Hands (I want to see the Disney version of THIS Grimm's fairytale), etc. So let's say I need twenty. Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts? Big obvious stories I'm completely forgetting, or personal favorites that I haven't mentioned?