FarFetchedFables No 144 Wendy Nikel and Robert Dawson

"First Story: “The Girl in the Windmill” by Wendy Nikel

(Originally published in Enchanted Spark. Based on the Italian fairy tale "In Love with a Statue")

Maartje van Dijk lived in a windmill.

At the age of ten, her vater and moeder perished at sea, and she was sent to live with her Opa on the coast. Despite her grief, she grew to love him and he taught her all about how to grind the village's grains and tend the enormous sails and gears that made the mill run.

Her Opa hadn't always run the mill, though. Each evening, by firelight, he would show Maartje the amazing feats of transformation that he used to perform all over the world.

When Wendy Nikel isn't traveling in time, exploring magical islands, or investigating mysterious phenomena, she enjoys a quiet life near Utah's Wasatch Mountains with her husband and sons. She has a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published by AE, Daily... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy