This story started with a question: What if a woman were trying to be a good stepmother, and it was her stepdaughter who was horrible? Kind of a reverse Cinderella (with a touch of Seven Samurai), in which the stepdaughter descends upon the house and wrecks the stepmother’s life. There’s some fire and ice hockey, but the story is really about mothers and daughters and the opportunities that come with dangerous living.

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