High school senior Ashley St. Helens
has suddenly found herself living a fairy tale life....
Which is not as much fun as it sounds.
Until... the other shoe drops.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

With Stockinged Feet

Ashley St. Helens Prince

January 16, 2010

Dear Ms. Caven and Mr. O’Dell,

My name is Ashley St. Helens Prince, and one of my former professors suggested—well, she quite insisted, actually—that I write to you. She says you are seeking real-life stories of people whose lives resemble fairytales, and you want to write a musical! It’s been a long time, but I was somewhat famous back in college for my high-school Cinderella story; even annoyingly so, since I studied at Castleton College and got a little sick of the media’s devotion (I’m not really a spotlight-seeker; and I really wanted to move on). But when I saw your video on IndieGogo, I just loved the music, and I think you might like my story, as well. So let me tell you about myself.
A little about me: my mom died when I was in eighth grade, my dad re-married when I was in high school, and died a year later, leaving me to live with my stepmother and two stepsisters. My “fairy godmother” helped me get to the prom (including one heck of a makeover, let me tell you),  where the guy I had liked since second grade kind of “magically” picked me out of the crowd and I became an instant prom queen—now a wonderful memory! There is plenty of dark stuff in my story, too, but I didn’t want to put it all out there unless I knew you were still looking for a Cinderella.
Are you? Please let me know. I await your response with stockinged feet, as our mythic heroine must have, not knowing what the future would bring…

Ashley St. Helens Prince


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