This was the short story that inspired me to write A Girl's Guide to Fairy Tales. It's a Cinderella tale with a twist. It's amazing to see how my writing style changed over the course of a year. Enjoy x
I stared at Olivia in disbelief as I read the poster. 'You said speed date, not impede date. I've spent most of my life in the dark about men...how will a blindfold help me?'
'It's not that bad I promise,' she said at great speed. 'Besides, it's the latest thing and I know loads of people who've done it. You should face your fears Kate. You know it's the only way to overcome them.'
All Olivia was missing was a white jacket and a clipboard. 'Thanks Freud, but this is just too much for me. That,' I said brandishing a claw like fist, 'that is what my nightmares are made of!'
I forced myself to look at the poster again.
'Come on Kate, love is nothing to be scared of?'
On hearing the unmentionable word, my chest sank. I swallowed hard. 'But it's a b...