Writespiration #59 What happened after ‘Happily Ever After’?

Sacha Black

After Happily Ever After

I love a good fairytale. I read dozens as a child, but even as an adult I love them, partly because I am a sucker for a ‘happily ever after’ but also because of their appeal and simple storytelling. Lots of people have remade fairytales too, Marissa Meyer for one, I’ve read Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1), obviously, it’s YA! But there are loads more take, Splintered by A.G Howell as an example. For a list of fairytales click here.

Anyway, now I am an adult, I know happily ever after in most cases, is total bullshit!

So, my challenge to you, is to pick a fairytale. Don’t care which, and don’t mind whether you do it in a poem, flash or full blown short story. But, what I want to know is: What happened AFTER happily ever after…?

I will post mine with the responses next week – haven’t…

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