There are some pleasent surprises in this little collection. There are also some duds. Thankfully, however, the gems make up for the dudes. There does seem to be a preponderence of mob stories.The stories range from funny to touching. Now of them all really sad. Standouts include-"After Happily Ever" by Gillian Roberts which would have a place in any Datlow/Windling collection. Think you know the story of Cinderella, think again."Heptagon" by Joan Hess - Snow White meets a shrink."Now Fetch Me an Axe" by Simon Clark - a retelling of the Princess and the Frog fetching a famous mystery writer who is not Agatha Christie and who crave a good roast."Rapunzel's Revenge" by Brendon DuBois - a male Rapunzel no less."The Brave Little Costume Designer" by Les Roberts- wonderful adaption of "The Brave Little Tailor". Best adaption I've seen."Love and Justice" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - despite its setting the most true to life story.The best story is "Gerda's Sense of Snow" by Sharyn McCrumb - a retelling of the Snow Queen, using the slang defination of the word snow.