BY SAITERU S.
In Sorrow, Cinderella is much more than a forgotten stepdaughter and chimney sweep. She is a girl with dreams of a bright future, despite the hardships she faces at home. Told in her own perspective through letters, poems, journal entries and more, Cinderella learns how to stand up for herself, how to reclaim her future and how to face her fears. She not only dares to dream of love and freedom, this Thornskinned Heroine dares to reach for it. Through a detailed re-imagining of classic fairy tales, Saiteru presents a fresh, fully realized take on our favorite heroines.
Saiteru S. has always been fascinated by words and stories. Thornskinned Heroines is an experimental poetry & flash prose series inspired by the question: happily-ever-after, then what? In each volume of these fantastic retellings, Saiteru follows our favorite fairy tale heroines and discovers a richer, more complex world in which our heroines face some of the darkest and lightest aspects of life. The series draws inspiration from a wide array of sources including Ovid’s Heroides, Bram Stocker’s Dracula and Emily Dickinson’s Envelope poems to name a few.
KITW / Kingdoms in the Wild Press
Genre: Poetry / Prose / Fairytale- Retelling / Epistolary
Ebook + Paperback:
Published: June 4th, 2019
This collection of beautifully written epistolary poems, correspondance sent by Cinderella to her stepmother, stepsisters, the prince and her fairy godmother was really enjoyable and different. This collection of beautifully written epistolary poems, correspondance sent by Cinderella to her stepmother, stepsisters, the prince and her fairy godmother was really enjoyable and different. EMY X GOODREADS
Reading this book was such a cleansing experience for my soul. I've always been a fan of fairytale retellings and poetry, but this book managed to touch on some personal aspects of my own life. Saiteru takes a popular fairytale that girls have grown up hearing, then twists it into a work that expresses the hurt and heartbreak of a woman dealing with her past traumas. EMILY X MOONLIGHT & MOTHS