Snow, Glass, Apples
Snow, Glass, Apples is short story by Neil Gaiman. A twist on the tale of Snow White with Snow White herself being the villian. The story is retold from the prospective of Snow White's stepmother, the Queen, who is also an innocent witch who dabbles in white magic. Snow White is depicted a monstorous evil child, thought to be an undead vampire. The stepmother was terrified of her and sent her men to cut out her heart and banish her to the forest after her Father died. However, she still lives. Apparently a prince saw her in her glass coffin, kissed her and woke her from her comatose state. Throughout a few years, the forest people were less and less and it was believed she was brutalizing them and killing them off. And wow, Neil really made her evil. I know, I know. . . it's horrible to take a sweet Disney character and turn her into a monster. However, the story really stuck with me, as do most of his writings. Originally I was going to do the Sweeper of Dreams, another tale from Smoke and Mirrors, but as you can see on the post below I gave it to my friend Dawn. I did this piece in one sitting with an ebony pencil since I am so limited with time this week. I don't think she looks quite evil enough. And adding vampire fangs just looked cheesy. I'm just happy I finished!