Michaela Roessner. Crumbs. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2010)

Truth be told, the fanciful fairy tale ‘reboots’/retellings that F&SF regularly feature have largely left me unmoved, but this reimagining and updating of a Brothers Grimm story warmed my festive cockles.

It’s a neat enough story in itself, but the twist at the end – the nature of the warning in the fairy tale – is as delicious as a warm gingerbread cookie…

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