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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Keith Frady

Keith writes short stories and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Dragon Said to the Knight” gives a retwist to a modern subgenre, the “twisted fairytale.” In the classic tale, a knight defeats a dragon and rescues a princess. In the “twisted” fairytale, there is no dragon, and the princess rejects the knight or prince, who is a hapless, farcical figure.

In the “retwisted” fairytale, the dragon rescues princesses languishing in their towers, treats them kindly, and engages a series of knights — the last of whom is female — in polite literary discussions. One suspects that the dragon still eats them, but a good time is had by all nonetheless.

Keith Frady’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Keith. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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