Like many fairy tales, it begins with a parent's foolish deal with an otherworldly entity. Yet, it diverges from most fairy tales in that the protagonist is shown as happily married early in the story, and the real action of the tale is about getting to a reunion between the hunter and his wife by the end of the story. The nixy herself disappears around the middle of it all.
What happens on the way to the reunion, to me, is very much a story about what marriage can be like.
Beyond the Glass Slipper is out in ebook form on Nook, Kobo and Amazon, as of today. Details on how to get the paperback will be forthcoming, as soon as Amazon gets the information up!
UPDATE: It's #13 in Amazon Kindle's mythology and folklore category!
|"The Nixy," by Henry J. Ford|