The Butterfly Dress by Miranda Koerner
Approx. 56,430 words.
Published on August 19, 2012 by
The Butterfly Dress is a Cinderella tale retold in modern times. Flora Oak works as a seamstress for a mother who closely approximates Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother. Flora works hard, eats large, and is so accustomed to her superiors calling her a failure that she accepts those opinions without question. The story’s conclusion drifts more toward Fractured Fairy Tales than the Brothers Grimm.