Welcome to the "WHAT IF?" Fairy Tale Madness Blogfest!
I'll be giving a paperback copy of "Save the Cat" by Blake Snyder to the winner of the "Tragedy" group. But I plan on hopping around to all your blogs through the week and admiring your entries! Can't wait to see what you have.
In the mean time... I thought I would break the bad news to you.
Cinderella is NOT a true story. At least, the way you've heard it, isn't.
There was no fairy godmother, because... lets face it - there is no such thing. There was however, a very beautiful set of glass slippers that Cinderella waltzed in all night long. She DID have to leave at midnight in order to beat her wicked stepmother and stepsisters home and she DID lose a shoe on the steps, twisting her ankle in the process!
The carriage with her stepmother pulled in just as Cinderella reached the door, but it was too late. Her stepsisters were so furious that she was the one dancing with the prince all night, they tore her dress to shreds and shattered her precious shoe, leaving her nothing but memories.
When the Duke came looking for the girl to fit the slipper that was lost at the palace, nobody had to lock Cinderella away. Her foot was so swollen and bruised from twisting her ankle that the shoe couldn't possibly fit - and it didn't, leaving Cinderella in tears with a broken heart and shattered dreams.
When the prince couldn't find the girl to fit the slipper, his father forced him to wed a princess from a neighboring kingdom. The union avoided a huge war, but the prince was bitter and unhappy - turning him into one of the cruelest and most feared kings in history.
So you see... there is no such thing as Happily Ever After.
Okay... please check out the other amazing people participating in the blogfest! You can add your name to the linky and post your entry any time this week! Have fun hopping!