Weekend Writing Warriors: Complicated

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). In it, Abbey continues her introductions, listing all the key players to her fairy tale.


There was a Prince Charming, of course, but he was more of a Frog Prince, with a wart for every issue. The forlorn Princess in need of rescuing was really a mischievous troublemaker, while her Grandmother and Godmother were overly-protective busybodies. There were also wolves, dragons, tainted fruit and seven dwarfish men. Oh, and let’s not forget about magic; no fairy tale is complete without magic. And not the wimpy-illusion-pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat kind of magic, either. We’re talking about the hardcore-potions-and-brew-psychokinetic-shape-shifting-witching-hour type of magic, the kind employed by those with visions of grandeur and ambitions of global domination.

Yep, my life has definitely become complicated, and all without the compulsory ‘happily-ever-after’ to seal the deal, because what wicked stepmother ever got a happy ending? I guess I’m only reaping what I deserve, though.



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. A twist on a fairy tale is always fun to read. This snippet makes me want to read more. Good job.

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