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Stan Who Gets His Wish

We were well off. We had the best milking cow in the village. We had trees as full of fruit as hives are full of bees. The corn in our fields grew high. Still, my wife was sad. She said there was no luck in our house, no luck at all, because we had no children. Until...

Lion’s Lover

The Lion asked me to do something impossible—and by that, I do not mean spinning a cloak for a giant out of the hair of a princess. I did that task, and others that I really suffered to accomplish. But how can I possibly do this task? He has asked me to kill him, cut...

Spinning Daughter

My father has bragged to the king that I can spin straw into gold. Now the king has locked me in a room, and I must show that I can do it. How can I do it? It’s an impossible task! Why did my father have to brag about me? I never wanted any sort of fame. I was...