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The Godmother’s Bargain

A dark retelling of Cinderella

Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash

My mother died so the magic would work. She accidentally killed herself, cutting too deeply into her pulse points and sprinkling too much of her own blood throughout the garden as she tried to summon the spirit. I found her underneath the weeping willows, white as bone, with the blade fallen from her slack hand and standing sentinel over her body.




The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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Alison McBain

Alison McBain

Alison McBain writes fiction & poetry, edits & reviews books, and pens a webcomic about parenting called “Toddler Times.”

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