Hi everyone, my name is Rommy. Major thanks to Gina for allowing me to guest blog here today. I’m a fan of how she combines delicately sweet arts and crafts with a strong side of sass. She has an amazing eye for taking random bits, putting them together with her own spin on them to create clever, cute things.
When writing stories I also like to take some tried and true ideas to create something completely new. I’ve gathered seven such short stories in my new collection, The Trouble with Wanting and Other Not-Quite Faery Tales. One of these stories, “Just Perfect”, takes the trope of the kindly, old fairy godmother and stands it on its head. These fairy godmothers might mean well, but that doesn’t stop them from being fiercely competitive mistresses of snark.
Here is a poem I wrote with the protagonist, Matilda, in mind
GLITTERI wasn't born in silk ruffles.
Sparkles didn't spring
from my first steps.
But I learned,
even when you didn't expect me to,
especially when you didn't want me to.
I ground up your leftover gems,
and pressed the remains
to create my own rebirth stone.
It glitters from the center
of the reclaimed crown
I earned- though you tried your worst
to keep it from me.
Have you ever created something fabulous and new from left over bits? Tell me about it for a chance to win the e-book. The contest closes on November 25th midnight EST. The winner will be selected by me and announced on the 26th back on my blog. Gina will also add the name of the winner to this post. Good luck!
The Trouble with Wanting and Other Not-Quite Faerie Tales is available for purchase on Amazon (AmazonUK) and Barnes & Noble.
Cover art by Michelle Kennedy. Find her on her BLOG and INSTAGRAM
Hope you enjoyed Rommy's post :D She is an awesome story teller and well worth a read.
Couldn't leave without sharing an old photo of myself that Rommy's poem brought to mind