A short while ago, I heard about the open call for submissions by HorrorAddicts.net for a new anthology of dark fairy tales, Once Upon a Scream, and I creatively salivated. Or salivated creatively. One or the other - basically, I jumped for joy. Figuratively, that is.
Although I do enjoy the more obscure fairy tales, what I wanted to do was take something well-known by its Disney, sanitized version and find a way to really twist it. The one thing I felt about the Disney version of fairy tales is that they all center around an innocent - someone pure, someone who has a heart of gold.
But what if the main character DIDN'T have a heart of gold? Where would the story lead then?
That's when "The Godmother's Bargain" was created. When I mixed this: