Because I couldn’t think of a book, that I’ve read, with the letter K in the title, I’m going to give the first and last lines of another of my short stories from Grim Tales, but with a twist.
During my first A-Z blogging experience, I gave myself a challenge. I was to write a short story/flash fiction to the tune of a Grimm’s fairytale title. I would use one of their titles, create my own story for that title, and give it a rural flavor.
So what’s the twist?
Just for the fun of it, I’m going to give my first and last line of KNAPSACK, HAT, AND HORN and the Brothers Grimm’s first and last line of their story, THE KNAPSACK, THE HAT AND THE HORN. Because I’m so polite, I will let the (dead) Brothers go first. Let’s begin.
K is for:
THE KNAPSACK, THE HAT AND THE HORN by Brothers’ Grimm
First Line: Once there were three brothers, and they grew poorer and poorer, until at last their need was so great that they had nothing left to bite or to break.
Last Line: After this no one dared to withstand him, and he made himself King over the country.
KNAPSACK, HAT AND HORN by ME!
First Line: In a barn, a knapsack, a hat and a horn were hanging out, wondering about their fate.
Last Line: In the barn, a knapsack, a hat and a horn now knew their fate.
So there’s a funny story associated with my copy of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. I bought my book probably 30+ years ago for a cousin, as a Christmas gift (I think she was in grade school). I mean what little girl wouldn't want a storybook about Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or the Golden Goose. Thankfully, I thumbed through it before I gave it to her. Yes, there were fairytales in the book, but they were a translated version of the real stories and a bit harsh. No Disney fairytales included. I kept the book and bought by cousin something else.