The Black Stair - a short story by CL Stegall
The Black Stair – a short story by CL Stegall

A modern take on the fairy tale of Rapunzel.

(originally published in the anthology, Twice Upon A Time: Fairytale, Folklore, & Myth Reimagined & Remastered by Bearded Scribe Press)

Locked alone in an isolated tower for over thirteen years, Sage is being punished for a crime she does not remember. Sage is dangerous. Even more dangerous, though, is what happens when a young girl’s eyes are opened to love and possibility for the first time.

Sometimes desire can be tainted by darkness.

And darkness always comes with a price.