If you missed it the first time around, you’ll get another chance to download “Sleeping Beauty” for free from Amazon.com. Tuesday, 2 October, and Wednesday, 3 October, Kindle users can get it free just by clicking on the purchase button on the “Sleeping Beauty” Amazon page.
This 8,000-word short story reimagines the classic fairytale in modern times. Beth Shipman has been a coma for two years. All her friends have abandoned her. Her mother is slowly going insane. Only loyal Carl, who fell in love with her on the first day of Sixth Grade five years ago still visits. Now, Mrs. Shipman has a desperate plan to free her Pretty Princess from eternal slumber, but it won’t be easy. Carl must overcome his doubts and believe in the power of love, and Beth’s father Rex isn’t interested in her waking up. After all, he’s the one who put her to sleep in the first place. Can True Love’s First Kiss really break the curse, or are darkness, insanity, and self-doubt too strong?
Here’s your chance to download for free a creepy retelling of a familiar story reviewers have called “a fast-paced and truly enjoyable short.”
And, if you do, you can help me out too. When you download the story, click the “Like” button an tag the story. Then, when you’re finished reading it, come back and write a review. Amazon only requires 20 words minimum, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time on it.
So don’t miss out on what reviewers have described as “Unnerving, haunting and well worth the purchase price.” For the two days it’s free, that even truer than before!
“Sleeping Beauty” is available for your Kindle here.