This week on Radio Grimbald: the short story Sandals and Sword, or, what heroines in fairytales might be advised to do when trapped in unfortunate situations. This story comes complete with its own introduction, so I keep the rambling to a minimum. For those of you who want to get right to it, skip to 4:10.
Oh, and I know very well that the King in Rumplestiltskin is not always murderous—but he was in one version that I read, and I thought it reflected rather badly on the heroine that she put up with it.
Sandals and Sword is the fourth story in my collection Fiddler’s Dream and Other Stories, available as an eBook from Amazon and iTunes.
Cover art by Goldeen Ogawa.