Name: Jacqueline Kim
Email: jacquelinekim (at) rocketmail (dot) com
Title/Genre: SHOES FOR TWO--Fantasy
Pitch: Bookish Ariana is mistaken for Cinderella when she is the only girl to fit the glass slipper and is sent to the palace to marry the prince.
1st 250 Words:
That shoe was not supposed to fit.
I could blame a number of people for that: I could blame the princess for wearing it; I could blame Prince Alexandre for thinking of such a foolish way to find her; and, in my present state of anger, I could even blame my own late mother for birthing a daughter the same height and size as this princess. But then again, that would be foolish. I shouldn’t even think of such a thing.
Or perhaps I could blame Amica, even though she is my best friend. If she had not forced me to go to the ball, then I may not be in such a mess. On second thought…I did agree to go myself (after a great deal of her indignant goading).
Mayhap Mrs. Joan is partially at fault. She was the one that had picked out all the finest jewelry and accessories, clearing my doubts about going to the ball. But I shan’t blame her, for she was so thoughtful as to send this journal to me, and it is a handsome volume that may prove to calm my qualms and frustrations.
I could charge Father responsible for giving me such great encouragement to attend, even letting me wear the mask…but he is the only parent I have left, and how dearly I love him.
Whosever fault it is, I am in one wretched situation. And I must, must, must get out of it. Before the month is out.