A lighter take on a better-known fairytale.
If the shoe fits…
Brunella stepped into the parlor, her face veiled. She wore a dress that resembled the one Cinderella had worn at the ball. On her feet she wore thin stockings and no shoes. She smiled at the prince’s servant and said, “My dear prince hasn’t forgotten me! Please excuse my voice. I have a cold.”
The servant looked at her suspiciously. “You don’t know how many times I’ve heard that kind of greeting today,” he said.
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(published in The Writers’ Mill Journal Volume 5 2016. Available on Amazon here. Copyright 2016 by Robin Layne Wilkinson. All rights reserved.)