Every hero needs a villain, but sometimes one villain just isn’t enough. Meet Snow-White and Rose-Red, the sister witches of the woods, who were inspired by a combination of the Grimm’s fairytales Snow-White and Rose-Red and Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves. The sisters serve as two minor antagonists in my novel-in-progress. Most of you are familiar with the name Snow-White from the Disney movie adaptation, where she is portrayed as the kind-hearted beauty. But kids, these ain’t your grandmother’s fairytale damsels.
Aggressive, rash, and deadly with just about anything, Snow is without a doubt the dominant sister. Despite her love of pointy objects and a physical challenge, Snow’s priority is always Rose, who takes a lot of looking after. Prone to whimsy and daydreams of the prince she’s sure will one day come, Rose is irrational, child-like, and extraneously optimistic. Don’t let her carefree nature fool you, or you may end up like the others who’ve happened across her path and turned out NOT to be a prince. Let’s just say, there’s a lot of skeletons in Rose-Red’s closet.
As the fraternal twin daughters of a witch, Rose and Snow had what one might consider an unconventional childhood. They grew up in the forrest isolated and envied by their mother, tasked with protecting a silver tree bearing cursed fruit. “Protect the tree from who,” you ask? Why from seven nefarious dwarfs of course. Eventually their mother died, leaving the sisters alone to protect the tree. Completely void of contact with the outside world, the sisters became wild huntresses that will kill anything or anyone they believe could threaten the tree. Enter stage left, Marley and Holden.