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Sleeping Beauty

Building the Castle of Roses by Luzula

'"You could keep her for now, but at the age of five, you'd have to give her up to the space program. She'd be trained from an early age, and when she's grown up, she'd leave on one of the interstellar exploration flights. You'd never see her again."' A loose re-envisioning of 'Sleeping Beauty' in a near-future dystopia. Luzula isn't afraid to prune aspects of the base story that don't fit her concept, and the result is an original piece with strong world-building. I'd love to read more of this scenario

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Sleeping Beauty]