Once upon a time, according to a tale possibly written by the Grimm brothers, a shepherd leaves a small inheritance to his daughter and son: the homestead and three sheep. The daughter claims the house, and the son (played by Write Right) takes the sheep.
My theme for the year is fairytales, but I want to make sure I address other cultures. They’re beautiful, and they often have the most interesting stories. The aim requires me to play fast-and-loose with the “fairytale” definition; I find myself resorting to folktales and fables. Perhaps that’s not a point to quibble. Many modern fairytales have their roots in folk stories.