The Snow White and Rose Red Fairytale Tag

Hello again, dear readers/visitors. As the graphic above notes, this tag was started by Kirsten Fichter, whose SWRR retelling, The Bear of Rosethorn Ring, released yesterday (here is an interview with Kirsten along with my review of BoRR).

Here are the rules:

  1. Copy the tag questions and answer them for yourself in your own blog post.
  2. Link back to this post, pleaseandthankyou.
  3. Include the tag graphic somewhere in your post.
  4. Share the link to your answers in a comment on this post so I can read your answers!


What’s your favorite fairytale? If you can’t whittle it down to one, give us a list!

I don’t know if Mulan is considered a fairytale, but that’s my favorite. Other fairytales I really enjoy are Snow White and Rose Red ( I don’t have four retelling ideas for this with one less than half-written at 50,000, nope, not at all), The Plain Princess, and The Riddle.

What’s your favorite fairytale retelling? Or retellings, since most of us have more than one?

My absolute favorite thus far is E.J. Kitchens’ Wrought of Silver and Ravens. I also like the retellings by Kirsten Fichter, Kendra E. Ardnek, and Tricia Mingerink.

When were you first introduced to the fairytale Snow White and Rose Red?

An old book of fairy-and-folk tales, I think. It’s still on my shelf, binding worn and tattered, and pages yellowed, but still loved and frequently referenced.

If you awoke one day, cursed and lumbering around as a bear, what would be the first thing you’d do? Do you know why you’re cursed?

I’d try to figure how to take my retainer out – if it wasn’t demolished in the change. Anyone who’s had to wear one for any amount of time knows how uncomfortable those things are.

No, I don’t know why I’m cursed. Could be that my characters really do exist, and they discovered what I have planned for them, so this is their revenge. Or it could be some random act of spite. Who knows?

Snow White and Rose Red kept a pet lamb. What would your ideal fairytale pet be?

A miniature dragon! Or a wolf. I’m not picky.

If you were to have a color-based name like Snow White or Rose Red, what would your name be — and why?

Sage Zinnia. Sage because it’s my favorite color and means someone who’s wise, and Zinnia because “Zin” wouldn’t be a bad nickname if people refused to call me Sage.

Snow White and Rose Red’s mother planted two rosebushes in front of their cottage, one with white roses and one with red roses. Would you plant roses in front of your house, or perhaps another plant? Why?

No, no flowering trees. The wasps are the worst. I would, however, plant a few birches or aspens or cottonwoods. And some flower pots along the house would be nice. Or anything that provides privacy.

A stranger knocks on your door during a blizzard, begging for shelter. Do you let him in?

Depends on if I’m home alone. If I’m not, yes, but I’ll keep both eyes on him, often as I can spare them (bad LOTR reference, I know, but I couldn’t resist).

Would you rather have your hair (or beard) caught in a tree, in a fishing line, or in an eagle’s talons?

A tree, since I’ve experienced it before and emerged relatively unscathed.

The dwarf offers his treasures to keep himself from being eaten by a bear. What would you offer the bear to discourage him from eating you?

A chance not to ruin his diet. I just finished working out, and I’m super sweaty. Unless Mr. Bear wants his sodium levels to skyrocket and put him more at risk for high blood pressure and other health issues, I highly recommend not eating me. If that doesn’t work, those annoying, smelly chickens next door should make quite a nice alternative to sweaty human.

What about you, dear reader? What’s your favorite fairytale? Would you allow a stranger into your home? And how would you discourage a bear from making you his next meal (or snack)? Let me know in the comments, or if you make a blog post of your own, be sure to post the link!


2 thoughts on “The Snow White and Rose Red Fairytale Tag

  1. Kirsten Fichter

    LOL! Your answers were so much fun!! The last one with skyrocketing sodium levels made me laugh so hard. XD I mean, that was hilarious, but I seriously loved this whole post so much.

    Yissssssss. *high fives* Another Riddle fan!

    GIRL. You have four different ideas for SWRR stories???? WE NEEDS THOSE, PRECIOUS. ❤ Have you posted about any on your blog? Love to know more!!

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    • Madi's Musings

      Thank you! Haha, yeah, it’s true, though. You can’t bike 21 miles and not sweat. And I’m pretty sure bears can have sodium issues, so… XD

      Aw, thanks! I wanted to publish one of them, titled “As the Sun Rises” for the Arista’s Fairy Tale Retelling, but life got in the way. Hopefully soon! My boys and their bears need their story told.


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