Below are my contributions to IvyWood a multi-author series. A two dimensional world. One light where the endings are happy and fulfilling. One dark where the endings are just the horrific beginning. My contributions are alternate fairy tales, but others will make their own characters, all will interact in these worlds of wonder.
Below are my contributions. They will be labeled light or dark so you can read only the endings you want.
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Origin Story for the light-- coming 2019
The world is a dull place when you live forever. The Fae world is full of intrigue and backstabbing but the human world is so prejudiced against my kind. My name is Alice and I am what they call an Illusionist. The thing is my power does not create illusions like the rest of my line, it creates dimensions. I first discovered this as a child when I wished for a place all my own. Still a dreamland as a child was not meant to last forever. Now as an adult I have the power to make a place stick. I wanted a place as full of life and emotion as the human world but as beautiful as the Fae world. So I created IvyWood. I hoped it would grow, would fill with citizens I could love and protect throughout my never-ending life. I could never have imagined how much it would take on a life of its own.
Beauty the Beast Tamer (Light)
Belle is a wanderer. She hates staying in one place to long, not because she doesn't desire a home but because her secret is always discovered. She’s a freak of nature, a monster, she’s heard it all. Her only friends are the animals. But then again telepathic communication with them makes it easier. It also makes her a menace to society because someone that can hear the cries of animals can’t stand seeing them hunted or locked up. She’s saved so many she is out of places to hide. Where on this Earth can a telepathic animal lover catch a break?
Snow White the Poison One (Light)
Snow has spent a long time listening to fairy tales about her. Tales where she is helpless, her mother tries to kill her and a prince and seven men save her….well that’s wrong. It's true she was cursed but it's not like the stories say. She wasn’t given a poison apple she IS the poison. The prince did kiss her but well he died...apparently superficial love based on looks and fortune isn’t true enough to break a curse.
Her curse keeps her young, beautiful and frozen in time. She cannot live out her life until she gets true loves kiss. Then, and only then, will time start once again so she can live happily ever after.