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.
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.