Writing Challenge Day Eight
Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.
Cinderella’s Wise Step-Mother
Once upon a time there was a step-mother who married a man with a lazy daughter. The lazy daughter didn’t want to help out around the house, and taunted the step-mother’s two daughters because they had big feet. Many nights the lazy daughter went to bed without supper because of her disobedience.
When the prince sent an invitation for all the young women in the kingdom to come to a fancy ball, the step-mother told the lazy daughter that she could go if she did her chores. But she didn’t, so the lazy daughter wasn’t allowed to go to the dance. But she snuck out, and the step-mother chased her all the way to the palace. When she saw the lazy daughter dancing with the prince, the step-mother marched up to them.
“Do you want to marry a woman who won’t do as she’s told?”
The prince shook his head. “Of course not.”
The step-mother grabbed the lazy daughter by the arm. “Then you won’t want this one.” She marched the lazy daughter back to their house. “Next time, maybe you’ll do your chores.”
And so the lazy daughter learned a valuable lesson, and thanked her step-mother for not letting her get away with being lazy. And later on she married a poor woodcutter and had fourteen children, and taught them not to be lazy, too.
I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have.