Weekend Writing Warriors: A Fairy Tale

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.



Abbey wasn’t always a wicked stepmother. Once upon a time, she was just an average, single mother, whose life revolved around her two daughters. Then the handsome and charming Bradley Mauer came into her life and swept her off her feet. Abbey was ready to live “happily-ever-after” – until reality set in, bringing with it an incorrigible stepdaughter, newfound telekinetic powers and betrayal by friends and family. Not even the support of her stepmothers’ group was enough to belay her life from meeting the same fate as the fairy tale villainess. So with few options left to her, Abbey decides to embrace her role as a wicked stepmother and make her own happy ending.

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8 thoughts

  1. Great introduction to this character. This sounds quite intriguing. BTW, I’m sorry you left Noah behind.

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