There’s No Place Like Home

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on

Saturdays, while stepmother and stepsisters high-society circulated, Cinder Princess rubbed the mirror until it shimmered into a river that led to her mother and father.

The rest of the week, she did her stepmother’s bidding. Charwork produced strong arms, lean legs, a smile more charming than any in the kingdom.

Intuition, purity, and her parent’s love led her to a trove worthy of Croesus, truly home. Her arms comforting, her smile a beacon to all in need, Cinder Princess lived happily ever after.

Jealous, undeserving and greedy, stepmother and stepsisters followed the mirror into the stingy life that was their just reward.

Inspired by Jane Yolen’s Moon Ribbon.

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