Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children
Summary: Sometimes "happily ever after" is no guarantee. We feature short, original fairy tales that turn towards the dark and unsettling. These stories are not intended for children, but most of them do stand alone.
A kingdom is struck by a sleeping curse.
A girl finds her walk takes an unusually long time.
A lampmaker gets a strange request.
A girl tries to find out when she will die.
A coinmaster finds a dangerous problem in his treasury.
A brewer searches for the secret of the perfect pint.
This year features five listener-submitted stories! Me, Irene and the Bear Make Three by Elliot Wolfgang Falkus Ogg M'Gogg by Christine Faught The Fairy Kettle by Deborah Markus Curiosities by Maddox Campbell The Hollows by Jeannette Cravens
A boy grows at a fantastic rate.
A ghostly raven visits a small chapel and its people.
A king seeks a magical solution to an invasion.
A tailor finds a door through time.
A farmer finds a magic seed.
A constable on his nightly rounds encounters a mermaid.
A couple who argue all the time lose their voices.
A pauper posters a small city asking for someone to marry him, and the populace responds in an unexpected way.