Guest Post: Aromancing Cinderella, by Francis James Franklin

The tale of Cinderella is much loved, but that glass slipper has never really made any sense, has it. Well, if you want to know the truth, read on…

I’m delighted to have a guest post today over on Elaine White’s Vampires, Crime and Angels blog, where I talk about Cinderella – and of course about my new novelette, which has today been published and is available now for purchase.

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Breaking the Glass Slipper

I often poke fun at Cinderella, rewriting the fairytale in different ways but always denying it a romantic ending. I have a romantic heart and I love fairytales, and like stories to have happy endings, but the story of Cinderella makes less sense the more you think about it.

There are, in fact, two different stories. The first is of a girl who has lost her parents and is treated as a servant by her stepmother and stepsisters, but despite her loss and her ill treatment she has the strength of character to remain good-hearted. For her kindness, she is given gifts of magic and goes to the grand ball where she is the envy of all and dances with the prince. But this is just a momentary magic, and life swiftly returns to normal.

The second story is a grand romance. A rich, handsome…

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A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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