Once Upon a Fairy Tale by Alma Alexander
Approx. 10,870 words.
Published on May 16, 2011.
Enchanting stories from a master storyteller who owes a great deal to Oscar Wilde, whose dark and twisted fairy tales she had devoured as a young reader, and to the dramatic stories of Hans Christian Andersen.
"In my stories there is seldom a Happily Ever After," the author says. "I like my stories as I like my chocolate – dark, and a little bittersweet."