The Dryad’s Shoe by T. Kingfisher
Hello Internet! I’ve caught a nasty cold, so I’m going to keep it brief today in favor of retreating to bed with more tea.
I was poking about, reading lovely stories at Fantasy Magazine’s site and I found “The Dryad’s Shoe” by T. Kingfisher, which is utterly delightful. It is another of her fairy tale retellings. This one imagines a Cinderella (named Hannah, which is a much more sensible name) is has no interest in magic dresses and Dukes’ sons. She simply wants to be left alone to get on with the gardening.
Also, if the story wasn’t enough (which, it is) there is the amazing illustration done by Tara Larsen Chang. It’s so beautiful!