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.