Short Story: The First Girl – a Beauty and the Beast Retelling

the first girl2 copy2“There was a girl before the one called Beauty. A first girl, equally good and beautiful, but they don’t tell stories about her. No one likes a story without a happy ending.”

Surprise! I wrote a short story called THE FIRST GIRL, and it’s up on Wattpad!

THE FIRST GIRL is a Beauty and the Beast Retelling about the first girl the prince ever loved. You guys know my projects usually stem from wondering why– Why a prince would remain locked and alone inside a castle? Where was his family? What was his life like before he met Beauty?

THE FIRST GIRL is my answer to those questions, in 4.5k of dark humor and heartbreaking romance. This story is very dear to my heart, and if you like retellings I know you’ll love it.

If you’re on Wattpad I’d appreciate if you could favorite the story and leave a review. I miss interacting and connecting with readers, and hope to get back to that through writing and sharing short stories. This first one is just the beginning!

Enjoy! :)

Excerpt from THE FIRST GIRL

There was a girl before the one called Beauty. A first girl, equally good and beautiful, but they don’t tell stories about her. No one likes a story without a happy ending.

The first girl had a name, but no one knows it anymore. The prince did, once, but now her name is lost with the rest of her, under the dirt and the stone and the roses.

The story of Beauty and the Beast begins with roses. You know how Beauty’s father plucked a rose from the forbidden garden and brought it to his youngest daughter. You know the prince came after it, and would take no payment except Beauty herself.

Do you know why?

Do you know what a prince has to do to get locked away in a castle of his own keeping? Except it wasn’t a castle. It was the royal hunting lodge, so fine and big it seemed like a castle to the villagers of the area who would never visit the palace in the capital. They’re the ones who started the story of Beauty, because they didn’t know about the first girl. No one did, except the prince and his parents, the good king and queen.

What, do you think, would make the royal couple give up their only son, and hide him away in the middle of the king’s forest where no one was allowed to go except with royal permission?

The story of the first girl begins with roses, too.

It ends with her death.

I told you, this won’t have a happy ending.

Keep reading on Wattpad

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