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I have to admit that I went through a love of the Cinderella-folktale in August last year and wrote quite a few stories… So I decided to spruce one up (you can read the original version here) and enter it into the awesome Cinderella-project that Anne J Anguilar-Van der Merwe and Theresa Barker had invited us all to participate in. Remember: the deadline is the end of the month!

If you want to know more about the project, click on either link above. The Twitter hashtag is #CinderellaMythmakers (awesome, right?). And click on the following links if you want to read Anne’s story, City of Magic, and Theresa’s story Little Rich Girl – both are amazing takes on the folktale. And if you’d like to read all of the entries thus far, go here.

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[*Update: I’m sorry, but you can no longer read this story here. All accepted submissions to the anthology had to be removed from the blogosphere. Cinderella Reimagined: An Anthology of Cinderella Retellings will be out in November 2017.]

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I hope you liked what happened after the happily-ever-after – some believe Cinderella drove the Prince mad with her obsessive cleaning of the castle, but perhaps he’s the one who didn’t turn out so great. And what’s it like to really be married to Prince Charming?

So, what do you think? Did you like it? Would you change something about it? Did you like the allusion to her socialite-life before the accident?

I thought this would be a great way to show that a story doesn’t have to be long – like Just Deserts – to be effective. And that it doesn’t always have to have a happy-ever-after… I always appreciate feedback, so leave your thoughts in the comments.

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