The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Straw King

I figure that my best chance of getting her to spin straw into gold was to threaten her with death. Isn’t necessity the mother of invention?

I heard her weeping behind the door. I felt no sympathy. I thought, well that’s what you get for having a boastful father.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the door and saw that she had in fact, spun straw to gold! I wanted more of it, and more after that. Then I decided to marry her. Let her spin gold forever. Spin it for the whole kingdom.

She stopped spinning after the wedding. We had a child, and she said that he was the true gold, spun by a power greater than us.

I had to agree.

Interesting. She seems to be changing me.

The Straw King in Rumpelstiltskin, Grimms