The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

Click the image above to fetch a new random story.


I approach the terrifying man-eater who crouches before the fire. “Peace be with you, grandfather,” I say, and then I ask him for a burning coal. I must ask. I have no choice. My own fire has gone out.

Udea in Udea and Her Seven Brothers, The Grey Fairy Book. Illustration by H.J. Ford.