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Magic Egg

I am an egg that contains a palace, or rather, I am a palace that has been contained in an egg. I am a marvel made into a miniature so that I can travel between worlds. If you were to discover me in the underworld and take me to the upper world, you would find that I...

Flute that Plays a Secret

I am made from an elder tree, a tree that grew out of a hole that contained a secret. The secret was spoken into the hole by a young man who could no longer keep it in his heart. The shepherds have been making flutes from my elder, and we all play the same tune. It...

Barber’s Apprentice

No barber in the kingdom would cut the hair of the emperor Trojan. He had the ears of a goat and any barber who remarked on his ears was put to death. I was just an apprentice, but I went to cut the hair of the emperor because my master had taken ill. I began my work...

Boy in a Haunted Temple

I set off into the world in search of an adventure. I didn’t want to return until I had done some great deed that made my name famous. For a long time, I met nothing but a wild mountain, half-covered in dense forest. I made my way over huge rocks, and crossed wide,...

Princess Who Wears a Magic Ring

I was walking with my attendants in the rose garden when a gold ring fell at my feet. “Why, here is a ring!” I cried. “Where could it have come from?” I picked it up and put it on my finger. It fit me as though it had been made for me. Just at that moment my father...