Something a bit Grimmer, now, in keeping with the season:
There's a whole slew of Robber Bridegroom stories. The one you probably know is Bluebeard, but they're all pretty close in structure. Innocent young girl is betrothed to older man with some distinctive feature; man turns out to be a mass murderer/serial killer/robber; young girl escapes by her wits, the aid of other women, or sheer luck.
I've always liked Fitcher's Bird for a couple of reasons. One, the girl in question has brothers who are on her side and against the groom from the start; two, the way she escapes, which is distinctive.
There's at least a couple more pics comins for this story, but here's the first! He's a creepy old guy.
Today I'm off to Maker Faire! So I'll be quiet this afternoon. But I'll be reading the comments then!