The Story Finder
Voices in Fairy Tales
by Michelle Tocher
Men. Don’t have much use for ’em. They don’t listen to the earth. They don’t hear the cries of the fish in the stream, or the eagle in the air.
Naw, I’ve tested men and found them wanting. I put their skulls on spikes to decorate my fences. Other than that, they’re good for nothin’.
That don’t mean I don’t want a servant. I still got one spike left on my fence post.
Ya want the position?
Corva the Witch in The Witch and Her Servants, Yellow Fairy Book. Drawing of Kikimora by Ivan Bilibin.