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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Sun Ball

Themes: Darkness | Grief | Loss

I have seen many things, and some of them are very dark, but the little princess was my joy. Her beauty astonished me every time I shone on her.

She had a favorite toy, a golden ball, the spitting image of me.

But then one day, her golden ball disappeared. It was swallowed up into a darkness that my light could not penetrate. The joy of the princess, my joy, was lost.

The Sun Ball in The Frog King, Grimms. Illustration by Hans Arnold.

Sun Ball