The Spinster Queen

Real fairy tales have no end. And this one in particular makes me nostalgic because reading it was the start of my writing career. Check out Rachel’s other After Ever After stories.

Rachael Farrimond

59 After Ever After

Introduction

Please note that ‘Spinster’ in the title is using the original meaning of the word, i.e. a woman who spins, rather than the modern meaning of an unmarried woman.

This is the third story that I wrote for Christmas 2018, this one for my mum. The story she chose as the jumping off point was RumpelstiltskinAt the time, I thought this was quite an odd choice as Rumpelstiltskin is not the most savoury of characters. But my mum explained that she chose this because the heroine of the story (the miller’s daughter) saved herself.

I had never thought of the story in that way and had to go back and re-read it to pick up on what she meant.

RumpelstiltskinIf you are not familiar with the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, it starts with a miller boasting about how his daughter is such a good spinner…

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