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Webcomic / The Little Crooked Tale

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"My great grandmother, Queen Aurora. Gold of sunshine in her hair, lips that shame the red rose... that is how she's described in the old songs... Although there are many versions of her story, at the end she safely returned home and lived Happily Ever After with her true love."
Once Upon a Time, there was a beautiful princess cursed by the evil witch Maleficent to prick her finger on a spinning wheel, and die on her 16th birthday. In order to prevent this, she was sent off to live in the woods with three good fairies, but fell to Maleficent's magic and the curse came true. Luckily, her prince came just in time to kill the evil witch and save her with True Love's Kiss, and the two lived happily ever after.


Everything isn't well with Briar Rose. She's been having horrific dreams (not helped by her husband off fighting in a war) that she just can't seem to stop, no matter what she tries. Even returning to her old home with her "aunts" doesn't do anything. That is, until she meets an old witch, who offers to help her with all of her problems if she takes just one bite of an apple. She accepts, but proceeds to have an even worse dream, one that's shared with a queen from another world, one who seems to be having the same nightmares as her own.

Thus begins The Little Crooked Tale, leading not only Snow White and Aurora into a world of magic beyond their wildest dreams, but Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, and Ariel as well. They discover that their greatest foes are returning with the help of an evil man known as Rumpelstiltskin (or Dorian Grey), and all the powers of Hell.


The story is currently written by Sonne and illustrated/translated by Breadfly. There are two versions of the story, the first illustrated by him, and the second by her.

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  • Adaptational Dye Job: Within the same story, no less! Rose Red's dark black hair becomes... rose red.
  • ...And That Little Girl Was Me: Queen Grimhilde used to be Gretel before she escaped from the evil witch, but was renamed when Dorian rescues her.
  • Body Horror: Let's just say Tremaine got a little overzealous with her magic.
  • Easy Amnesia: Cinderella, after her fairy godmother sacrifices herself. Ariel is assumed to be this, but she's simply under Berthalda's curse.
  • Exact Words: When Ariel asks to see her daughter and husband, she sees Melody, but not Eric. That's due to Berthalda's magic brainwashing Eric into hating sea creatures as much as she hates Ondine, and marrying him in this state.
  • Fountain of Youth: Most of the villains get this after joining Dorian and Carmilla.
  • Hypocrite: Berthalda hates everything that comes from the water, and mocks Ursula constantly for being disgusting. She ends up stealing her modus operandi by brainwashing Eric into marrying her.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Cinderella's prince feeds himself to a monstrous version of Lucifier, and her fairy godmother is turned to stone and shattered in her place. Let's just say she has it pretty rough.
  • Killed Off for Real: Phillip, Charming and his entire court, Fairy Godmother, Attina, a good amount of Agrabah...
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Prince Adam, good god.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Puns not withstanding, Gus and Jacques disappear despite being very much alive after Chapter 12.
    • Anastasia and Drizella are seen in one of Cinderella's nightmares, but they seem to have moved away from their mother.

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