- The good guys and villains are clearly defined.
- The good guys always win.
- The youngest of three or the ill treated step child will triumph in the end thanks to suddenly discovering they have a fairy godmother or other magical assistant they previously had no idea existed!
- Those in 3 above will never question why their magical assistants didn't turn up earlier and save a world of misery.
- Happy ever after endings do not include the being single option.
- Magic is expected to be used but only at the right time and in the right way. For example villains are generally not zapped. (This is an approach that meets with derision by my Eileen. She zaps villains on each and every opportunity so they never get a chance to to this to her).
- There is no such thing as a Fairy Republic. The fairytale world generally is royalist.
- Talking animals usually have more intelligence than those they're sent to assist. Nobody considers this odd.
- Leaving your station in life will demand a huge sacrifice. See The Little Mermaid for more on this.
- Beauty is valued though it is appreciated it is not always obvious. See The Ugly Duckling for confirmation of this.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.