- What happened to the cow after it came down from jumping over the moon? (Would be hard for it to adjust to a normal life for a cow after that I would have thought).
- What did make the dish run away with the spoon? What was wrong with the rest of the cutlery? Besides, did this new relationship work out?
- Did Jack's mother forgive him for selling their cow for a handful of magical beans? The outcome of his story should surely have persuaded her something good did come out of the whole sorry business. (Well something profitable anyway).
- What happened at the fairy godmothers' AGM and Cinderella's one gets mocked for coming up with glass slippers and pumpkins as a base ingredient when everyone else just performs the magic and has done with it? Nor do they make their clients were uncomfortable footwear...
- In the Ugly Duckling, when our hero realises what a big and beautiful swan he is, does he go back and beat up with his wings those who ill treated him?
I sometimes wonder, when gripped by a really good story, what happened to the characters after the tale officially ends. (Indeed for me this is one definition of what a really good story is!). So in the fairytale world then:-
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.