We Tell Stories Digitally

I came across a site on digital fiction from Penguin books in the UK called WE TELL STORIES.

The project took some classic stories and asked writers to give them a new digital reworking. It's not a digital version of the original, but a new story inspired by the classic.

The new digital stories are:
  1. The 21 Steps
  2. Slice
  3. Fairy Tales
  4. Your Place and Mine
  5. Hard Times
  6. The (Former) General
  7. Alice in Storyland
and they are based on these 7 classic tales:
  1. The 39 Steps
  2. Haunted Dolls House
  3. Fairy Tales
  4. Thérèse Raquin
  5. Hard Times
  6. 1001 Nights
  7. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
For example, in "The 21 Steps," Rick Blackwell is sightseeing in London and gets caught up in a conspiracy that sets him out to find out why a dying stranger seemed to know his name. This homage to The 39 Steps by Charles Cumming is an adventure using Google Maps.

Lisa is known as "Slice" to her friends. In the story called "Slice," she has moved to London with her parents to separate her from 'bad influences'. "Oh I've been a bad girl, a very bad girl..." Is the creepy old house the family moves into haunted or is it her teenage over-imagination at work? This oen is Toby Litt's reworking of the M.R. James classic The Haunted Dolls' House.

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