My modern fairy story has a title, Shoeless Cinderella and the Paparazzi.
What is the story about? Here’s the blurb:
Shoeless Cinderella and the Paparazzi is a contemporary, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a princess who prefers Botox and social media to having a fairy godmother. Modern mishaps abound; will the princess find happiness and succeed in finding her handsome prince, without the help of age-old wisdom and magic? Or perhaps find something quite unexpected.
A fan of Celtic Myth and folklore, a genre where fairies play a large part in the Scottish tradition; including sea fairies- the Kelpies, and the wood spirits the Ghillie Dhu, who love the beech tree. However, the more I found out about fairy stories the more I wanted to try and write one. I enjoy working within the parameters of an established style, I find it stimulates and focuses my creativity; going free fall usually ends up as a stream of consciousness; useful psychologically, and nothing is ever wasted.
I wanted to explore the role of the modern woman as I have found it confusing, trying to reconcile my feminine side with my feminist beliefs. Chatting with friends, I found I was not the only one. I normally explore this kind of dilemma in my poetry and it was good fun trying to explore this through another medium. I have composed a poem on this theme “High Heels” to be found on this blog and http://poemba.se/
George Bernard Shaw the great Irish Playwright when asked about genius replied, “it was 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” I don’t lay claim to his literary genius but I will vouch for the sweat and tears that goes into creating a piece of writing. By its very nature it is a solitary profession, however, you don’t do it on your own so a very big thank you to everyone who has helped and had faith in what I have been doing for the past couple of years. Special thanks must go to: Andre for his wonderful cover,
Joe Maia for putting me in contact with Andre and his positive support over the years regarding my writing, my nephews; Ryan whose confidence in the digital sphere has solved my ineptitude, his brother Nathan who helped me take the plunge into Facebook.
The story is now available in e book format on Amazon, links below. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EBUTMY0