Growing up, I always felt like the fairy tales my parents told were not the ones most kids heard. Cinderella was thrown into a pig pen when the Prince came to try on the slipper, Sleeping Beauty was covered in cobwebs before anyone came to find her, Hansel and Gretal ran away because their parents were going to murder them, and Rapunzel was stuck in that tower because her pregnant mother traded her for a head of cabbage from the witch's garden. Even the end of Rapunzel was different from the one's my friends heard. In my version, the witch cuts off Rapunzel's hair and pushes her out of the tower because she got knocked up. When the Prince shows up, the witch pushes him out of the tower and blinds him in a picker bush. He wanders the desert for years and years before Rapunzel finds him and cries magic tears on his eyes and he can see again, than they live happily ever after with the twins she had apparently been raising by herself until that point. Focus: What stories from your childhood are different from the ones most people heard? Were the seven dwarfs perverts? Did Pinocchio not get to be a real boy? Alt-Focus: What IS the other version of Rapunzel? Did anyone get a happier ending for that one?