The first is a piece for Editorial Illus. We had to twist a fairy tale to fit into an PSA against child abuse. I chose The Boy Who Cried Wolf. It's "subtle" as my teacher would say, as to its references to the original story, but it worked he thought.
The second piece was for a short love story in the New Yorker. It's about a guy who starts dating a girl who is neurotic and OCD and hates germs. She goes so far as to have sex with full body condoms and makes her new beau go through a series of physicals and medical exams and tests. She eventually leaves him when she finds out he's a shoe salesmen, and touches unclean feet. :)