Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stepmothers Anonymous (the full synopsis is below). Rather than set the scene up and make introductions though, I’ll let Abbey, the main character, handle that…
My name is Abbeygail and I am a wicked stepmother. Actually, you can just call me Abbey and I wasn’t always a wicked stepmother. This isn’t the kind of thing you plan, after all: you don’t wake up one morning and decide, “Oh, I think I’ll become the scorn of all things good and the envy of all things evil.” Nope; somewhere between happily-ever-after and the possibility of facing life in prison comes the day when you realize, regardless of all your good intentions, you are now the most loathsome creature in all the world.
As of recently, my life has become very complicated. It wasn’t always this way, though. Before incorrigible stepchildren and nefarious plots for revenge and world domination, all I wanted was a simple life, a perfect and loving husband, obedient and adoring kids – a fairy tale, if you will. And while you could describe what I got as ‘fairy-tale-ish’, none of it was quite what I had hoped for.