November/”Heart’s Desire”

November’s story is “Heart’s Desire.”

Perfume scented the air as my stepsisters left the house, trading names of princes they longed to dance with at the ball. My stepmother Vivienne crossed the room behind them, taking Papa’s hand with a small, elegant smile. “There’s still time, Cinderella,” she told me. “We’ll hold the coach while you dress.”

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