The Cinderella Man

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“The thirteenth foot’s different, sir. We’ve a second killer.”


“Doubt it, sir.”

“Why? The note is exclusive to this case, but the glass slipper and severed toes are identical. Even if the big toe was mutilated and stitched back—”

“That’s no toe, sir. The note reads, ‘No more happy endings for this prick’”.

a wee note (not provided by the killer)
– this is a work of fiction. Fairytale references are the products of my eerie imagination and used in a creepily fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual events isn’t coincidental at all, since it was totally inspired by Camila Domonoske’s article, “Human Feet Still Washing Up in Pacific Northwest, But Don’t Panic”.
– for Hedgewitch’s Friday 55.


Heart and Wit

Love me with heart and wit,
or not at all.
I have no need for make-believe
You should know that

no fairytale high-
heel will ever be
worth my heart,
blood, bone
(or my foot).

Your silver-tongued tales
please the flesh (for a spell),
but fantasy isn’t enough
to make a heart beat


• for Hedgewitch’s Friday 55 and Poets United.

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