TITLE: CINDY CHARMING
GENRE: MG fantasy
Cindy Charming knew the importance of shoes. Without a certain pair of glass slippers, she wouldn’t even exist!
FACT: Cindy Charming was the daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming.
Cindy had a special interest in shoes, and not just her pink sparkly Mary Janes. She had a thing for shoes because they spoke to her.
“Excuse me. You’re making it sound like I’m a crazy person, crawling around on my belly talking to people’s sneakers!”
The shoes didn’t suddenly sprout tiny mouths and chat about the weather. They gave her a sort of sense about the person who wore them. Sometimes they told her their owner’s secrets.
Which was usually pretty boring, to be totally honest. Cindy couldn’t care less that Goldilocks secretly scooped the raisins out of her oatmeal and fed them to the dog. But sometimes, just sometimes, those secrets came in handy.
Cindy and her very best friend in the whole wide world, Little Red, were in the middle of the great big woods, and an even bigger argument. Even besties fight sometimes.
“We need to go right,” Red said, one hand on her hip and the other pointing down a well-worn path.
“No, left!” Cindy stomped her foot, her finger aimed in the other direction. They’d been wandering around the woods for almost an hour.
They were as lost as fish in a flower garden.