Cinderella is a story told around the world. In the Western version, she’s a good girl, upon whom life has dealt a harsh blow. She continues to be kind and helpful, and is eventually rescued by a handsome Prince (would she have been so willing to leave had the Prince been less attractive?).
In my version of the story, Cinderella is hungry. She’s been starving herself for a week in order to fit into her gorgeous designer gown, the one with the teeny waist. After riding in a bumpy pumpkin-coach, she finally arrives at the ball. But, at this point, the Prince can wait. She’s hungry. And the pumpkin coach has whetted her appetite for pumpkin pie! After a piece of pie, she’ll consider the prince’s offer.