In this reimagining of Cinderella that you are going to write, Cinderella is a clockwork automaton left to her maker’s wife and stepdaughters after he passed away.

This clockwork Cinderella dreams of being a real girl and meeting a prince. Instead, she serves the role she was invented for – housework.

Can Cinderella become more than a series of cogs and springs? Does she have a purpose beyond her initial design? You will have to tell us.