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by Michelle Tocher

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Sleeping Beauty’s Husband

Themes: Murder | Protection

Folks think that after I married the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, we lived happily ever after.

I’m afraid that’s not the way it happened, at least not in our story. We have two children, Morning and Day, and we keep them a secret because my stepmother is an ogress who likes to eat children.

If she ever met them, she would have them slain and served up with a sauce Robert.

Sleeping Beauty’s Husband in The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Blue Fairy Book. Picture by Willy Pogany.

Sleeping Beauty's Husband