Enchanted Times

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Enchanted Times Mini by Su Mwamba: #3.5 set
Enchanted Times was first published in 2009. It is an ongoing series of A5 (/half-size) zines written by Su Mwamba, featuring revisionist short story versions of traditional fairy tales and other related features. The Enchanted Times Mini zine is released at random intervals between issues, featuring previews of and alternative perspectives on the stories to be featured in the next full-size edition. The short stories/flash fiction tend to veer from the traditional happy ending while the supplementary features and Mini editions are of a more light-hearted nature.

The Enchanted Times has also spawned a number of additional related mini-zines including Once Upon a Haiku and the Goblin Market Coupon Book (featuring ads & offers from Enchanted Times sponsors).

Enchanted Times

#1 (November 2009)
FREE GIFT Pre-enchanted needle and thread
PROJECT Baba Yaga Intuition Doll kit
PROJECT Baba Yaga Escape kit, pre-enchanted tags
PROJECT Princess and the Pea cross stitch chart
PROJECT Red Riding Hood cross stitch chart - adapted from illustration by Jennie Harbour
STORY Baba Yaga Still at Large
STORY Lost and Found - the Princess and the Pea revisited
STORY Look Before You Leap - the Frog Prince revisited (full story available online, see external links below)
OTHER Letters to the Editor
OTHER Small ads
#2 (August 2010)
FREE GIIFT Pre-enchanted nettle yarn
PROJECT Six Swans / DIY weaving loom postcard
EDITORIAL Big Bad Wolf / Judging a Book by its Cover
INTERVIEW Cinderella Sweeping, Cinderella's Weeping
STORY The Ugliest Duckling
STORY Splinter Part 1 (piecework)
OTHER The Mirror book review supplement
OTHER Letters to the Editor
OTHER Small ads
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Enchanted Times #3
#3 (May 2011)
FREE GIFT Magic beans
PROJECT Hansel & Gretel in cross stitch
PROJECT 'The millet reached the sky' - a counted thread embroidery pattern
STORY Always pay the piper - the Pied Piper of Hamelin's 'confession'
STORY Just Desserts - a melange of the Gingerbread Man and Hansel & Gretel tales
FEATURE He said, she said - Red Riding Hood witness statements, sourced by guest reporter Penelope Harris
OTHER Fast-As-You-Can Weight Loss Plan - gingerbread recipe & advertisement feature; mini-zine available online, see external links
OTHER Runaway Snack Attack - an open letter from the Magical Objects Restoration Society, forwarded by Onyx Mail Services
OTHER The Mirror book review supplement
OTHER Small ads

Enchanted Times Mini

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Enchanted Times #0.5; peas in our time
#0.5 - peas in our time (July 2011)
EDITORIAL announcement of the royal engagement including
first public appearance of the bruised Princess
a warning from the Enchantments Protection Agency regarding a proliferation of blemish agents on the black marketplace
a few words with the Queen's Gardener, Herr Mendel, about varieties of Pea
PROJECT revised chart for Princess & Pea cross stitch pattern previously available in Enchanted Times #1
OTHER Small ad from an Enchanted Times sponsor
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Enchanted Times #3.5; spin!
#3.5 vol. i - Spin! (June 2011)
FEATURE A letter to the Queen from Mr R. Stiltskin's solicitor regarding non-payment of bill for services
OTHER Small ads from Enchanted Times sponsors offering related services
printed on recycled paper embedded with flecks of golden straw
#3.5 vol. ii - Cover up! (July 2011)
FEATURE Reprint of postcard received from an Enchanted Times reporter on location in the Big City, including a heavily censored message regarding a scandal involving the Emperor
EDITORIAL A consideration of the corrupt practices of City Bureaucracy
OTHER Small ads from Enchanted Times sponsors
#3.5 vol. iii
Express delivery! (July 2011)
FREE GIFT A mini-sheet of Enchanted Realms postage stamps/labels (mail art)
EDITORIAL A special edition announcing the Enchanted Express Mail Services (EEMS) decision to make Enchanted Realms postage stamps available cross-border into the real world & consideration of EEMS' potentially controversial sponsorship deals
FEATURE Design notes on the new Enchanted Realm postage stamps
OTHER Small ads from Enchanted Times sponsors

External links

Enchanted Times journal
updates on & between issues
Look Before You Leap
full story, as told in Enchanted Times #1
The RatCatcher of Hamelin
Enchanted Times #3 cover story, in e-zine form
Fast-As-You-Can Weight Loss Plan
Enchanted Times #3 advertisement feature, in e-zine form
Enchanted Times #3.5 vol i. online preview e-zine (shorter version)