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Fairy Godmother Protocols

Sarina Dorie is the author of award-winning, YA paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon. Her Puritan and alien love story, Dawn of the Morning Star, is due to come this year with Wolfsinger Publications. She has sold about 100 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser.

By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer, and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website: sarinadorie.com.

***Adult Fairytale below***
1.) I will fulfill my end of the fairy godmother contract. I will play matchmaker for the handsomest prince in all the land and find him the most beautiful princess in all the land so they can populate the world with rich, pretty children from the Charming family lineage.
2.) I will not kiss my human client and break the fairy godmother-godchild client relationship contract.
3.) I will not kiss Prince Charming during work hours and risk losing my job.
4.) Okay, I probably will, but I will at least use glamour to disguise myself as a princess so he won't know it's me.
5.) I will not bat my eyelashes at him in the receiving line at the ball and flirt with him so he ignores the real princesses and only dances with me.
6.) I will not sneak off with him to make out in a closet.
7.) I won't go any further than second base. Is removing my corset past second base?
8.) I will remember the midnight rule, so that I'll leave his bed before I change back into a fairy godmother.
9.) Just one more kiss. Then I really should be going.
10.) Oops, was that the clock tower bells ringing eleven o'clock?
11.) I won't suggest we retire to his bedroom.
12.) I will not have sex with the handsomest prince in all the land.
13.) Well, maybe a quickie.
14.) Were those bells? It was hard to tell with all the noise we were making.
15.) Yep, those were bells. I know what that means. Flippidi-Floppidi-Floo, my glamour spell is overdue.
16.) Huh, what do you know? Prince Charming likes older women.
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Author Comments

Anyone who knows me well knows that my life is full of lists. On scraps of paper are to-do lists, grocery lists, lists of story ideas and other random information outlined in linear order. On my hand or "palm pilot" as I call it, are more things to do, people to call and sometimes detentions to give. (I'm a schoolteacher.) It's no surprise I would write a story as a list, and slowly reveal the information and world, as well as the narrator's agenda. For other unusual story telling methods, check out some of my past stories at Daily Science Fiction, like the "Dear Jezzy" series: Dear Jezzy.

- Sarina Dorie
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