Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
In of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon: a book of failures, Jenny Boully writes “If given time enough, Humpty Dumpty would have hatched into Eve.”
Designer Kristine Horn illustrates Neil Gaiman’s Humpty Dumpty-turned-noir story, “The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds.”
Humpty Dumpty becomes the embodiment of love in Aretha Franklin’s “All the King’s Horses,” when she sings “all the king’s men couldn’t put our two hearts together again.”
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Assistant Editor Tommy Mira y Lopez.