"Fool's Gold" by Melissa Mead was posted in Daily Science Fiction on January 2, 2013. The editors announced that it will be the first in a series of fairy tales by the author that will appear every other Wednesday. "Rumplestiltskin, whose spindle has started spinning only fool's gold for fools, makes a bargain with the queen who hopes to save her son from the wrath of the king."
What makes a re-worked fairy tale interesting is finding out a backstory or what might have happened after the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Ms. Mead does not explore anything radically different from the old story. Hopefully, the next installment from Ms. Mead will be better. 4 out of 7 rocket-dragons.
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