Showing posts with label fairy tale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fairy tale. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2022

Lagniappe: The Monument

 A new fairy tale for Lagniappe:

“You should have a monument,” said his grand wazir, Yezdigerd. 

“A monument? I like the idea, Yez. But what sort of monument?” 

     “A statue carved out of a mountainside!” 
     “Too unrefined.” 
     “A palace built in the clouds, constructed of angels’ wings!” 
     “Too ethereal.” 
     “A pyramid greater than the pyramids at Giza!” 
     “Unoriginal.” 
      Yezdigerd subsided. “I’m sorry, my lord. They were only suggestions. I’m not an artist.” 
      “Yes, Yezdigerd!” cried Yildiz. “That’s what I need! An artist!” 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Troll Troubles

 Having a problem with internet trolls? I can't help you. But real trolls, or at least real fairy-tale trolls? I've got you covered with The Two Brothers of Amalfi, in this month's Lagniappe section.