In this short story, the titular character is put into a magical coma by her father, who believes he must protect her from the budding urges of the boys at school. But one of them loves her more deeply than he suspects, and his wife is not interested in having her Pretty Princess lie in a coma until her husband’s handpicked suitor comes to call.
A cautionary tale that remains timeless in a landscape of purity balls and sexism, “Sleeping Beauty: A Modern Fairy Tale” is a creepy, little story that’ll give you shivers.
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