The dress Aunt Eugenia held out to her was sparkling and blue and made of layers upon layers of such light material that it looked like glass or moonlight. It felt like silk under Ella’s fingers, and the tiny pearls sewn along the off-shoulder-neckline drew a soft breath of awe from her. She swallowed, and when she turned her eyes up to her godmother’s face, all she saw was pride and joy.
“It was your mothers. She wore it to her prom, you see, when she was only a few years younger than you are now.” Aunt Eugenia explained, smoothing the dress over Ella’s chest, as if to press it onto her. “Now, get dressed, and we’ll do something about your hair and makeup, too. After all, we’ve got a prince to catch, don’t we?” She winked, not surprised by Ella’s blush.
It was like a dream, Aunt Eugenia swooping in like this, and taking Ella away from her dreary nine to five call center job. She’d known that her godmother was rich, that she didn’t spend much time in the US, but this was different. Something… Something strange was happening, but Ella really couldn’t understand it. The dress flowed like water down her frame, her latin-brown skin complimented and turned to caramel next to the blue of it. Looking in her Aunt’s full length mirror showed her a curvy woman in a gown far too sumptuous for her.
I am here to announce my theme for this year’s A-to-Z theme challenge, which I know you all have been anticipating with bated breath! As you all know, for the challenge, each participant must choose a theme for the entirety of April, and then post once each day with a post related to their theme. So, without further ado, my theme for April:
- A is for Alice (in Wonderland)
- Beauty and her Beast
- Darling Mother Dearest
- Eggs of the Golden Variety
- Fairy Godmothers
- Greener Pastures (for Goats)
- Hansel and Gretel
- Is He or Isn’t He (Human)?
- Jack and the BeanStalk
- Kraken in the Deep (or monsters just out of sight)
- Ladies Locked in Towers
- Milk Maid’s Dreams
- Nightmares in Human Shape (Villains who do not seem villanous at first)
- Open Mic Night at Disney
- Princesses Dancing (Twelve of them!)
- Queens: Are they so evil?
- Snow White
- Tristan and Ysolde
- Under the Bridge
- Vassilissa the Fair
- Why the Youngest Son?
- X-Rated Endings (not always the sexy kind)
- Your Best Friend (the Mouse)
- Zoloft for Fairytales
So join us for a romp through the themes and practices of Fairytales, and the minds that created them. You might learn something from my musings, or perhaps you’ll find a few of my little retellings interesting! Please leave comments and make sure to subscribe so that you can keep track!