THE WHISPERING GLASS
A Retelling of Snow White
I was never as naïve as I appeared. The big, bright eyes and crimson lips were a facade, a masterpiece painted on an unfortunate and ordinary canvas – a charm. She’d known that well. That my nuances and faults were as real as the powder-white fairness of my skin. And unlike the rest, whose vision of me was crafted of pure fantasy, she’d loved me regardless.
So it’s important that you know: when she offered me the apple, I took it willingly. I knew that it was poisoned. I tasted the energy of its magic in the air, felt it the moment my fingers wrapped around its shined red flesh.
But I bit it anyway.
I looked into her eyes and bit so she’d know. I did it for her. With the full intent of taking my final breath.
TALES FROM THE HOLLOW TREE
The next volume of short stories written by myself and Lisa Asanuma and inspired by our free-read blog, Tales From the Hollow Tree. The theme for this volume is Legends, Myths & Fairytales, all of our best in the world of rewrites and reimaginings, from Greek mythology to Arthurian Legend to Grimm Fairytale and everything in between. And of course, we’ll be including a new story by each of us to seal the deal.