Toasted Cake 41: The Tailor and the Fairy by Samantha Henderson

Episode 41! In which we tell a fairy tale. 

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there lived a hard-working tailor named Albert. 

(First appeared in Lone Star Stories.) 

Samantha Henderson's short fiction and poetry have been published in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit and Weird Tales, the anthologies Running with the Pack and Fantasy, and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, and the upcoming Mammoth Book of Steampunk. She is the author of the Forgotten Realms novel Dawnbringer, and her first collection of poetry, The House of Forever, is coming out from Raven Electrick Ink this month. Her website is at


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