I had 4 people comment, and here is the results of our brainstorming:
Spindle (3 out of 4 votes)
Sleep/Long sleep (3 votes)
Curse (2 votes)
Princess (2 vote)
Little fairies/two fairies (2 votes)
Kiss (1 vote)
Gift (counteracting the curse) (1 vote)
Prince (1 vote)
Remember the point is just to throw some crazy ideas out there and see if any of them stick. It will also help all of us to see what types of stories appeal to our blogging friends.
So what kind of settings could we put Sleeping Beauty in? If we look at previous anthologies, we see the typical "kingdom" setting. We also see spaceships, circus tents, ships, jungles, and who knows what else. What would happen if we put Sleeping Beauty in those settings? What are some other settings she could find herself in?
How about the time period? This is similar to setting, but what if we placed Sleeping Beauty at a particular time in history...anywhere from 1000 BC to the Civil War to now? Or if we put her far into the future?
And what sort of flavor can we give a Sleeping Beauty story? Can we make it funny? Fill it with lively wit? Can we give it a classic feel? Can we make our readers cry? What other ways can we flavor the story? What would you like most to read?
Pop into my comment section down below and tell me what you think. I would also love to know how many of you have already started your retelling. I was going to let my ideas stew for a month before embarking on this journey, but I admit I have already started writing. :) How about you?