2nd and final stage
When Lyla died something in him broke;
He just wasn’t sure if it was his heart, his rib cage, his soul or all of the above.
Third and Final Stage:
Please tell me what you think… ❤️
The couple met on an aeroplane,
Lyla fell asleep on his shoulder
while he smiled at the beautiful stranger,
who he would soon adore.
When she awoke
her blushed cheeks spoke
more than she did.
with a whisp of a smile,
how shy she was
that fateful day…
1. “She ran herself a bath and put some baby blue bath salts in it. When she finally got out of the steamy water she went to bed and dreamed of a certain boy with indigo eyes and a soft smile.”
2. “Ciel couldn’t remember how he had ended up in hospital. All he knew was that one minute he was thinking about Skyla and the next he was in a fatal position on the floor of his bedroom crying out in pain. He looked at the cyan painted walls and tried to lift his head up, but the pain was unbearable and the world around him turned to stars. Then it faded to black.”
3. “His lips, which were once strawberry red, were now azure blue and his inky blue eyes that stared vacantly up at them had turned to pastel blue.”
4. “Skyla was sobbing so much that she bit her lip to stop the sound from escaping. She bit down so hard that it turned a blueberry colour…”
By: archertypes (Or Fury Evans)
Genre: Teen Fiction / LGBTQ+ / Poetry/Short Story
Summary: ❝He was my Prince Charming; I wasn’t his Cinderella.❞ Based on true events…
In this short story narrated from the perspective of an unsung version of Cinderella, Elliot Banks tells what it truly feels when you have an unrequited same-gender love with your straight close friend.
Rating: 💚💚💚💚💚 (See my Reviews Ratings post for more details)
My review of Cinderelliot:
I absolutely loved this story. It’s so well-written and I could feel Elliot’s pain. I have liked boys who already had girlfriends and I’ve also liked straight girls before, so I know how that feels…
It’s a stunning story of love, betrayal, and a twist of the classic Cinderella fairytale. Each chapter is written in a poetic form that flows beautifully and tells the uniquely sad story of unrequited love.
I also believe that the way the main character, Elliot describes the boy’s girlfriend is how many of us secretly (or otherwise 🤣) think about their loved ones other half and wish to win their affection.
Overall, the story pulls on people heartstrings and I very much enjoyed reading it. I liked putting myself in all the character’s shoes. I highly recommend Cinderelliot and hope you love it as much as I do.