The Cat and the Mouse

I had hoped to post a new revised fairy tale each week as a new writing project this year, but that won’t be happening.  This will be my final fairy tale related post for a number of reasons: It’s a lot of work.  I could simply record myself as I reword the stories on the…

Pepper Croote

This post is part of a series.  To view the introduction to the series, click here.  Pepper Croote is based on the story Rapunzel, taken from a The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales collection.  The original is available here, via Project Gutenberg. ———- There were once a man and a woman who had been hoping for a long…

Cap o’ Rushes

This post is part of a series.  To view the introduction to the series, click here.  Cap o’ Rushes is taken from a collection of English Fairy Tales.  The original is available here, via Project Gutenberg. ———- Once there was a very rich man who had three daughters. One day he thought he would try to find…

The Fish and The Ring

This post is part of a series.  To view the introduction to the series, click here.  The Fish and The Ring is taken from a collection of English Fairy Tales.  The original is available here, via Project Gutenberg. ———- Once upon a time there lived a rich man named Simon.  One day he met a…

Anabaptist Fairy Tales

One of my favourite duties as a father of young children is putting them to bed.  It’s nice to settle them down after an active day (easier said than done for some kids). I like being able to hold them close. I love hearing them say “good night” and “I love you,” even if it’s…