Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The aftermath

The outcomes of humiliation and defeat are familiar in fairy tales but not what happened afterward. What happened to the emperor after his embarrassing buff walk through town? What happened to the duck family who was so clueless that one of their children wasn't even a duck? What happened when all the servants in Sleeping Beauty's castle found out the king knew they might all lose everyone and everything they had if his daughter touched a spindle? What happened to the rabbit who lost to the turtle when his family and friends found out?

The fairy tale list (and links to other lists) is at Fairy Tales, and a random picker at Tale of Two Tales.

Inspired by B.J. Novak's "The Rematch", a tale of what happened to the rabbit who lost to the tortoise in One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.

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