I know it isn’t Valentine’s Day, but last week I said in my blog I would include a story contained in my new book, ‘A Twist of Fairy Tales’, coming out at Christmas on Amazon. This is a tongue in the cheek version about the tin soldier, made famous by Hans Christian Andersen.
Once upon a time, there was a steadfast tin soldier. He tried very hard to march steadfastly as he stumbled through the dark forest, but he was so tired after taking part in a fearsome battle. At last he came to a glade and a little house made of gingerbread, biscuits, and sweets, where lived a brother and sister called Hansel and Gretel.
The tin soldier was getting over a fiery romance with a ballerina, which had gone up in smoke. His heart melted when he saw Gretel and he fell in love with her. He…
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