Title: Snow White & the Seven Angels
Series: Queerky Tales
Author: Rhys Ethan
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, LGBT, Retelling, Kids’ Books
The classic tales you know, the characters with secrets you don’t.
White has a secret. One he has shared with his family to no avail. When he meets the Prince of his dreams, he decides he can no longer live a lie, but in order to do so, he will have to face his worst nightmares.
Queerky Tales is a series of classic fairy tales retold with LGBT characters. Snow White & the Seven Angels is about fighting for your happy-ever-after, whatever shape it comes in.
For children and adults alike.
When she opened her eyes again, she was buried in snow, seven angels standing in a circle around her.
‘She’s awake,’ one angel cheered, jumping up and down.
‘Sh…don’t scare it,’ another one shushed.
‘What’s your name, pretty one?’ a third angel said. They all looked similar. All wearing green and brown garments and wings the colour of the clouds.
White lifted herself from the ground, dusting the snow off of her.
‘How are you feeling, dear?’ another one asked.
White nodded. ‘I, uhm, don’t know. What happened?’ she enquired.
An angel explained, ‘You, my dear, almost died. But not before you called for help. And like the good seven angels that we are, we came to your rescue.’
‘Thank you,’ White said looking around her to all the angels.
‘You’re welcome…and what would your name be?’
White still hadn’t announced her name and with good reason. After all that had happened to her, she didn’t know what her name was. White was a person who had been rejected by her mother and had almost died. She had died. And now she was born again with the help of the seven angels. A new name seemed fitting.
‘I’m…’ she said looking around her. The snow had covered the entire forest. It wasn’t the eerie, dark place she had been scared of the night before. Today, snow made everything look beautiful.
‘I’m Snow,’ she decided and her lips carved into a smile.
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Rhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. He voices his obsessions on his website http://www.rcethan.com, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan, shares messages on facebook.com/rcethan1 and pins his muses on pinterest.com/rcethan. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.