The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Surviving Sister

Now that I have come into the forbidden room, I see what the wizard Fitcher has done with my sisters. They are lying in a basin, cruelly murdered and cut into pieces.

I will not to succumb to the horror. I will see them whole. Start somewhere. Anywhere. I drop to my knees and gather their precious severed limbs. One by one, I fit them back together again—heads, torsos, arms, and legs.

I remember them.

The Surviving Sister in Fitcher’s Bird, Grimms. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (Bluebeard).