There are three fairy tales here: The first is "The Queen And The Lily Pad", in which a wicked, inexperienced queen learns to care for others - not just for herself. The second tale is "A Fly On The Wall," in which a boy is granted his wish to eavesdrop on his parents; he discovers that it's better if he doesn't spy. The final tale is about a purported troll that inhabits a family's basement. More
There are three fairy tales here, the first of which is "The Queen And The Lily Pad," in which an egotistical, cruel and inexperienced queen learns the true meaning and value of compassion. "Off with yer head!" she threatens the peasants during her rambling, self-centered addresses from the palace balcony. It becomes her head that goes through a dramatic change, though, when a peasant woman saves her life.
The second fairy tale is "A Fly On The Wall," in which a boy wishes for the ability to spy on his parents, expecting that he will hear them talking endlessly about him. What he discovers, instead, is something that the young traditionally don't like to know about their parents' private life.
The third and final fairy tale is "The Troll Below," in which a boy suspects that a real monster is renting his parents' basement apartment. Jason is not allowed to see the "troll," as his mother refers to Mr. Henderson at times, and then there's the mysterious sound of metal being hammered in the middle of the night....
I firmly believe in reality - I just don't know what it is. I attempt to lasso the uncertainty principle in my writing, making all clear to my fuzzy-minded readers. Yes - I am one of THOSE people. Are you?