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.
Three ships are stuck at sea with no wind when they are offered help by a legion of the drowned.
A boy gets out of bed at night and realizes he's not alone.
A village girl finds her perspective changes as her village is endangered.
A girl falls into a well while reaching for a wish.
A fallen squire meets a feasting crow on a battlefield.
A fisherman encounters a giant crab who asks him for mercy.
A beast offers everything in exchange for a woman's firstborn child.
A farmer whose wife is dying is befriended by the dark.
A prince reaches a certain age, and the world searches for his princess.
A spirit finds a pupil who is too easy to teach.
A man thinks he has found happily ever after, but everything runs out eventually.
A new king finds our that memory can play tricks.
A girl finds a new friend in the garden, freshly uncovered by a storm.
A little girl finds a way into another world and realizes she might not have been meant to go there.
A flower girl finds a solution to all of life's problems.