“Sneewitchen (Snow White)” by E. J. Gahagan from Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales from Bold Strokes Books, 2014. Edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman.

I liked this story, although it veered away from the source material very early on and never met back up with it. About the only traditional elements the story retains are the idea that Snow White is the daughter of the king and queen, and that while she was still a baby her mother died. In this version her father did not re-marry, so there’s no evil stepmother and no magic mirror. Instead Snow White is betrothed to the eldest son from an adjacent kingdom, and informed of this reality by a royal minister whose attitude is nothing short of archaic. Snow White rebels and runs away, but instead of finding seven dwarves in a cottage in the woods she finds a red-haired enchantress named Dru. Like Snow White’s departed mother, Dru is a witch. Snow White is also a witch, although before now she never knew such things existed. She’s finally happy, so naturally the boorish Prince Charming shows up to “rescue” her. Joy.