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The crystal slipper had a cracked toe. The prince had stepped on Cinderella’s foot after he’d joked about dirty peasants. "That’s not mine."

Sleeping Beauty woke in an empty room. Where was her prince? She stood, her foot landing on human teeth. She fainted and woke alone again.

After the fight, Rapunzel cut her hair. She ignored her prince’s cries from below her window. Who needed the outside world? She had a fios. 

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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