from Beauty by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Re-Spun Tales; Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty’s sleep is self-induced. A she-warrior born in the wrong century, she hides her ambitions beneath slumber and spins a tale of a mere damsel. Her enemies underestimate her and she bides her time and waits, making herself a martyr and timing her sleep to a revolution in her name. And when all who stood in her way are dead and gone, she awakes, regarded as a miracle, as heaven-sent, as the rightful queen. And she retakes her kingdom.