Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Snow White in Therapy

Source: Author Website
The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith (Self-Published, 2014, 155pp.)

Everyone has issues, even those who get fairy-tale endings! Just what would abuse survivor Snow White say on the psychiatrist’s couch? Here, we find out. Twenty-odd years after she rode off into the sunset with Prince Charming, Snow White is now a wise and respected queen in her gray-haired years. As the mother of a soon-to-be-married princess, she should be incredibly happy—but pesky emotional issues from the past plague her with unhappiness. Only with the help of a mysterious talking mirror found in the attic (you know the one!) can she begin to process the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. While the story covers a lot of well-trodden territory, it’s the magic-mirror-as-psychiatrist angle that gives this modern day rewrite an interesting twist. Overall, a nice story, somewhat simplistic, with a sweet ending.

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