"I knew it would all end in tears the moment I saw the hat."
Cups is a fairy with a problem. She can't grow wings because she under a death promise to a local king. So she takes service at the castle as Least Jester hoping to earn her wings, learning a great deal about cupcakes, tea daemons, and earth dragons along the way.
In this short comedic fairytale New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger gets up to her usual tea saturated prose and food driven biting wit. (5000 words ~ 10 pages)
First published in Sword & Sorceress 22 (2007), reprint in Funny Fantasy (2016).