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Beyond Happily Ever After published in Wet Ink magazine

September 23, 2008
You think that my first official published short story would have me bragging here long before now.  But no, I bragged on my main blog and forgot about this poor little blog’s existence.  And yet this blog’s purpose is to showcase my writing.


A couple of months ago my short story, Beyond Happily Ever After, was accepted for publication by Wet Ink magazine, and now its on the shelves. This is my first sale!


If you have come to my blog looking for a summary of Cinderella, this is not the place to be. However, if you want to know what happened to Cinderella after she married her Prince ‘Charming’ and you are an adult, then read on:

Here is an excerpt:
Beyond Happily Ever After

And they all lived happily ever after.


That’s what Prince Edward had promised on their wedding night, but Cinderella found that the reality of life in the palace was far removed from any fairytale.


Twelve months after the dream wedding, Cindy showed no signs of producing the expected heir to the throne. Each evening a dozen chefs would concoct a feast containing all manner of aphrodisiacs, but Cindy often felt nauseous and bloated by the rich food. After dessert, the Prince would grunt and grind away, shouting commands to his sperm as if leading his troops into battle. Cindy opened her legs, laid back and thought of the kingdom she now served. Occasionally she wondered if her husband’s sperm had gone AWOL.


Each month as her stomach retained water and she menstruated, the newspaper hounds and gossip magazines published pictures of her ‘baby bump’, and expectation flew around the countryside like clucky hens. Cindy cried as she confessed to her husband that she was still without child.
To read more, go to the Wet Ink website and purchase the magazine…



I had so much fun with Cinderella and her friends, that I expanded the short story into a novel…so stay tuned.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2008 8:53 am

    Hey, good to see you made the move to WP, too.

    I love the sound of your story, and I sooo would read that book. I’m a sucker for fairy tale twists. ^_^

  2. September 24, 2008 12:49 pm

    Hey Diane,
    congrats on the release of the short story and yay for turning it into a novel.
    H 🙂
    BTW – love the blog’s look

  3. Rhian permalink
    September 24, 2008 2:18 pm

    About bloody time you showed up here! I’s been waiting and waiting and waiting!
    Congrats of you first official paid publication!!!!!!!

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