Cinderella Story Ideas

The Cinderella story lends itself readily to re-invention. Put your own twist to this traditional fairy tale and develop it into a marvelous original story. Here are some writing prompts and story starters to get you going:

The Modern Fairy Tale
Department manager from hell favors two lazy, bumbling secretaries (who just happen to be his nieces) at the expense of overworked Cindy. Top honcho of company is an eligible bachelor looking for a Personal Assistant...

Twisted Characters
She's actually a sly, scheming sex siren, playing on the sympathies of Prince Not-So-Charming (who's just another schemer with pretensions to royalty and riches); and the two of them get exactly what they deserve...

Gender Twist
He's a gentle, sensitive guy, an artist/musician/writer trying to make his way in life, but he has enemies/rivals who stand in the way of his getting the heroine, who's an heiress/famous actress/the girl next door...

Midnight Thief
A family of thieves gets invited to a grand ball thrown by Prince Charming. The family friend, a master of disguises, helps the youngest daughter to doll up as a beautiful princess. She attends the ball with the intention of picking the Prince's pocket/stealing the Queen's jewelry but falls for Prince Charming instead...


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