- A lack of pumpkins. You've got to be able to work with something and every fairy godmother is fully trained in what exactly can be done with a pumpkin (including how to make soup from it!) so to not find any is a real blow.
- A witch waiting to undermine your spells. This is in pure revenge for when a fairy godmother took the sting out of a spell that would have killed Sleeping Beauty but put the girl into a deep sleep instead. This time the witch will not be caught out like that. You, the fairy godmother, are going to have think outside the box again.
- Having mess on your spellbooks meaning some of them are now illegible. This explains the mistake over Cinderella's slippers, they were never meant to be made from glass.
- To run out of magic at a crucial moment. People forget magic is energy and takes energy from its host so a fairy godmother must have time to recharge properly, else this nightmare scenario will happen.
Picture the scene. You're a fully trained fairy godmother. You have a mission to complete. So what do you not want to come across? Here are some suggestions:-
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.