Business Is Business by William Mangieri
Approx. 1,650 words.
Published on January 5, 2012.
In this fairytale taken from a different perspective, an honest craftsman enters into an agreement, but soon finds himself ensnared in the machinations of a voluptuous gold-digger.
Then she has a child and declares it’s his. No, wait, it’s not quite the way it sounds; this is Rumpelstiltskin we’re talking about.
This story is also available in the collection "Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."