Fairy Tale Tabloids Contest

posted on 28th of june, 2012

As I was sitting around the other day waiting for my images to upload
- alright, I was hitting the refresh button to see if my Earning Balance would grow -

I started to daydream.

I was thinking about my favorite childhood fairy tales when I began to wonder .....

What would happen if Fairy Tales had their own newspaper?
A Fairy Tale Tabloid so to speak.

As with many of my “bright ideas”, the thought began to build upon itself.
I mean, what would that really look like ……….

Bears Speak Out

In an FTT exclusive interview, The Bear Family break their silence.

“It’s just a darn shame you can’t leave your den unlocked anymore,” stated Papa Bear. “This used to be such a safe forest.”

“You should have seen the mess she left,” bemoaned Mama Bear. “I keep a clean house.”

“I keep having nightmares she’s standing over me saying ‘Oh ….. you’re just right,’” trembled Baby Bear.

Cleaning Girl Arrested for Impersonation (and Pumpkin Theft)
Secret Service are investigating an apparent gate crashing incident at the Palace last evening.

A woman identified only as Cinderella managed to gain entrance to the Castle without an invitation – even dancing with Prince Charming at one point.

“I didn’t break any laws,” Cinderella is quoted as saying upon her arrest. “I was just auditioning for my own Reality TV Show.”

Police are still searching for the Mice and Birds believed to be accomplices in the hoax.

Protect Yourself
Police are warning all citizens of Fairy Tale Land to be alert for the latest identity theft email scam.

Do not respond to, and immediately contact police if you receive the following email message.

“Could you be the woman Prince Charming in seeking? We want to send you a no-obligation, free, trial Glass Slipper. If the shoe fits, you will be on you way to Matrimonial Bliss with the Prince – and stand to inherit MILLIONS. Live the life of luxury – send your name, address, id number, mothers maiden name, place of birth, email address, phone number, bank account information, twitter tag, pet names, and favorite color to receive your trial slipper today. Act Now! The Prince is Waiting”


Red Claims Self Defense

Responding to mounting pressure from the general public – including pressure from PETA - The Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals today launched an official investigation into poaching allegation against Little Red Riding Hood. While no one will ever know exactly what happened that night in the cabin in the forest, suspicion is growing that claims of self defense may be exaggerated.

“What was I supposed to do,” pleaded Red. “He already ate my Granny!”

Counter-Suit Filed
Last week, FTT brought you second by second coverage of the arraignment of The Pied Piper in the city of Hamlin. Piper was booked and released on his own recognizance on charges of kidnapping and endangerment of children, charges that he vehemently denies.
“Mr. Piper cannot be held responsible if children are drawn to his music. Where are the parents of these young hooligans?” says his lawyer.

In today’s twist, Mr. Piper filed a countersuit against the City of Hamlin for breach of contract seeking moneys owed him for the eradication of the town’s rat problems.

In a related story, Hamlin City Engineers are hard at work developing alternate solutions for future rodent infestations.

Christmas Hangs in Balance

In a Christmas Eve bust, Rudolph – aka The Rednosed – Reindeer was stopped and arrested on suspicion of sleighing under the influence. At 12:01 am, Mr. Reindeer was seen visibly weaving through the clouds while pulling a sled full of children’s toys and a fat, jolly man who was sporting a red nose of his own.

Charges are pending awaiting results of the toxicology reports.
The status of Christmas is unknown at this time.

Criminal Charges Expected

Today city inspectors, citing multiple housing code violations, shut down 3 Pigs Homes, Inc.
It appears that 2 of every 3 homes built by the swine trio failed the “Huff-N-Puff” test.
Existing homes will either need to be destroyed, or the owners must carry Big Bad Wolf insurance to meet FEMA guidelines.
Civil and criminal charges are expected.

None of the pigs involved would respond to questions at their residences.

Self-Defense or Castle Laws – Witch is it?

As police continue to investigate the death of The Witch in the Gingerbread House, a monumental legal battle is beginning to simmer.

Supporters of the juveniles identified only as Hansel and Gretel claim The Witch had held them against their will and was threatening physical harm to them before they killed her out of self-defense.

Family members of The Witch claim the pair were trespassing on the property – even EATING portions of it – and that she was clearly justified in her actions following existing Home Defense Castle Laws.

Proponents for both sides see long court battle ahead.

Lawsuit Filed
Today the International Institute for Wolf Studies filed a class action lawsuit against Mother Goose Enterprises, parent corporation of FTT, for slander and defamation of character against wolves.

“Mother Goose Enterprises has systematically and maliciously libeled the wolf community for year,” cited the Institutions SpokesWolf. “One needs look no further than Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs or The Boy Who Cried Wolf to see blatant examples of this injustice.”

Mother Goose was unavailable for comment.
Details of the lawsuit have not been made public.

Markets Collapse

International financial markets had their worst one day performance following reports The Golden Goose is no longer able to produce market worthy eggs.

“Everything she lays today ends up in omelets,” an anonymous source is cited as saying.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Fairy Tale Tabloids is in search of the best picture and story depicting YOUR favorite fairy tale. The entry that provides the most creative tabloid treatment to the tale will be purchased for up to 5 credits. Entries must be an accepted dreamstime image (not a member?Register Now).

Not available to employees of FTT, Mother Goose Enterprises or her subsidiaries. Void where prohibited. Decisions of the judges are final.

Comments (9)

Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on December 17, 2012
... And the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Reporting in the Tabloid Genre (oxymoron?) goes to ......... @Enigmacypher for the exceptional coverage of the Contrary Affair. This prestigious award is accompanied with a "cash" prize of a 5 credit sale.

Congratulations @enigmacypher from all of us at Fairy Tale Tabloids!
Posted by Enigmacypher on December 13, 2012
 Lamb on the Box - Prepositional Phrases 
Community in Uproar Over Expulsion
School Stands Behinds Decision

Tonight's local school board meeting is expected to be standing room only as residents plan to express their opinions on the recent expulsion of a student after she snuck her pet sheep into her class. "The school is completely over-reacting," said the girl's father. "This was probably the first time many of these children have ever seen a farm animal, and it was likely the most educational day they have had all year." In an earlier interview, the teacher told us, "The school has rules for a reason. Mary knows the rules; she broke them. This is not the first rule she has broken. Mary is in fact a very contrary child."
Posted by Enigmacypher on December 13, 2012
These are great! Don't know how I missed this tabloid. Are future editions to be published?
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on July 21, 2012
Thank you ©Toynutz for pointing out this error in our story. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of published articles, mistakes do occasionally occur. Fairy Tale Tabloids will issue the correction in it's next edition.

Thanks also to ©Giannit, ©Eclecticelegance, ©Shadow69 and ©Hanbaoluan for the kind comments. The Writers and Editiors of Fairy Tale Tabloids are always thrilled to hear positive comments on their efforts.

A general reminder for all readers, the Fairy Tale Tabloids Reader's Contest is still open. It's not too late to submit your picture and story giving the tabloid treatment to your favorite Fairy Tale. Enter today, you could be the recipient of the 5 credit purchase reward!
Posted by Toynutz on July 20, 2012
Great stories... but "libeled" is the word you're looking for, not "liabled." "Libel" is falsely accusing someone in writing (as opposed to slander, which is a verbal false accusation,) as in "the charge of libel was leveled against the defendant", while "liable" means "culpable" or "responsible," as in "the defendant was deemed liable for the injuries incurred by the victim and declared guilty of the charges." I hope you find this information useful.
Posted by Giannit on July 03, 2012
Thanks.... very nice shots
Posted by Eclecticelegance on June 30, 2012
Nice. :-P I love it!!! Reminds me of the TV show Once Upon a Time.
Posted by Shadow69 on June 29, 2012
Good one. Hilarious. Well done.
Posted by Hanbaoluan on June 28, 2012
Very rich one group of the picture, very imaginative, appreciate!

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