I’m interested in writing a fairytale retelling. It’s based on various fairy tales (mostly Russian and German I believe) about a swan maiden - a girl with a cloak of feathers allowing her to become a swan. Please let me know if it sounds interesting? Here’s the blurb:
A girl willing to die to give up her magic, and a boy who would do anything to have it.
Lynette and her six sisters are all swans. Each night, they drink the moon and go to the lake. When they shrug on their cloaks, they are transformed into cygnets. For her sister and her mother, this a gift - a blessing - but Lynette doesn’t see it that way. For her, this is a curse, and she is desperate to escape her fate.
Wylan is unhappy with his life. His father is cruel and unloving. His older brother got out as soon as he could, but he left Wylan behind. Alone and tormented by his father and the other boys for being so shy and quiet, Wylan is lost. That is until he spies a swan turn into a girl in a feathered cloak. He knows that this is his way to escape. All he needs to do is steal the girl’s coat.
Their paths cross, and Lynette decides to find a way to let Wylan take her place. If he does, they’ll both finally be free. But it’s not so easy to get rid of the magic coursing through her veins, and it’ll take more than a cloak to turn him into a swan.