A guest post by one of the Cinderella Reimagined authors, Sascha Darlington.
If you love music, you may be into cover tunes, like I am. For me, to hear a song I love given a fresh treatment, a different sound, is like hearing the song anew.
You don’t get that with paintings.
But sometimes you get it with poems, plays, and stories.
So, imagine my delight in providing a cover to a written work.
We all like to play: what if?
What if we put Cinderella in Hollywood? What if Cinderella was a Disney cartoon? What if Cinderella was a girl named Ella, who loved to write music?
What if Ella had a crush on a famous lead in a band and dreamed that one day her lyrics might be sung by him? What if Ella could be there at a concert, looking beautiful, because we know she is, despite the dowdy clothes she usually wears and being the plagued younger sister? What if she mesmerized the handsome lead singer, slipped him her unforgettable song, and….and…..what if?!
Oh, yes! This is why I love the idea of reimagining a work of literature. We’ve seen it with Jane Austen so much lately in the past 15 years. And it always translates to so much fun and delight.
I loved being a part of Cinderella Reimagined. I loved writing Ella’s story. I look forward to more. Won’t you join me for reimaginings?
Sascha wrote “Ella and the Rock Star”. Check it out on “Cinderella Reimagined: An Anthology of Cinderella Retellings”. The paperback is currently available on Amazon, still on its introductory price. A revised edition and ebook version will be released soon.
Sascha Darlington lives in a microcosm outside of Washington, DC with her trusty companion, Scout, where she writes poems that could be turned into song lyrics should a rock star request. You can find her and more of her scribbles at Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored, https://saschadarlington.me.