Rumpelstiltskin Reloaded


Some time ago I complained heartily about the fault lines running thickly through the story of Rumpelstiltskin. Remember? “If anyone can hand me a better version that actually makes sense of the key elements in the story, be it a paragraph or a page, I will publish it here. Put on your thinking cap; ask […]

December 12, 2014

Competition: story rewrite


[Exasperated sigh after story hour at the Zooks] Are there or are there not just some really psychotic characters in the story of Rumpelstiltskin? First we have the proud father, who tells a complete lie to the king and sends his daughter’s future up in smoke. Oh, good thinking, Pops. Then we have the king. […]

October 13, 2014