This week I decided to read some Czech folktales from The Key of Gold by Josef Baudis. The stories I read in part A are erratic and energetic, but only seemed to give me limited ideas for stories.
This story is perfect if you want to read about a terrible person, wow! The tailor in this story is unbelievably horrible. He literally got an ego after killing flies…. FLIES! And not to mention that poor giant that he completely screws over at the end of the story. Something needs to happen to this guy; I’m thinking Revenge of the Flies! Nine flies, perhaps the children of the original flies, band together to take the tailor out.
I think it’s strange and funny that the God in this story grants wishes; that’s how praying works, right? Heh. Anyway, I’m having trouble coming up with stories from this unit, because so many small things happen in each story. I wonder why the soldier would want to wish for the ability to put someone inside of his knapsack? It seems like a weird request, especially if you are able to wish for anything. I suppose a story could be made about the night the soldier and the woman played cards. Maybe I could write something from the woman's point of view. Maybe she also had been granted wishes, and the wishes she was granted helped her win every card game and take everyone who plays her's money. It could almost even be a story about a casino!
|The dealer always wins! Courtesy of TajPix on Flickr|