|ABSTRACT OF THE STORY|
|Name of the Storyteller: Anne Goodner|
|Title of the Story: Snoozin’ Beauty|
|Story Source Material: Original adaptation of fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”.|
|Taletype Classification of the Story: Fractured Fairy Tale|
|Story Rating: General Audience|
The story of Sleeping Beauty has been transported to West Texas, where a wealthy oilman and his wife have a beautiful baby daughter. At the big fiesta to celebrate the birth of the baby, a number of beauty queens are invited to give special gifts to the child. One beauty queen that had been left off the invitation list crashes the party and places a curse on the baby, stating that on her eighteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on a cactus needle and die. The one beauty queen that had not yet given her gift, changes the curse to a deep sleep instead of death. In spite all of the efforts of the oilman to ban all cacti, the curse does take place. All fall into a deep sleep for 100 years until a handsome cowboy finds the ranch and awakens the beautiful girl with a kiss.