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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Evidence (more evidence) that Fran likes to ruin things.

Someone just challenged people on Facebook to write a 50 word story on the theme of 'Once upon a time' and I can't resist that kind of ruin-a-fairy-tale challenge, as regular followers will know.

I posted this one:

Once upon a time Red Riding Hood’s mother said, ‘Will you take some cakes to Grandma?’ ‘Of course,’ said Red, but when Mother went to the cupboard, she was very surprised to find she was clean out of flour. Red lounged on her bed, smiling, her pillow higher than usual.

Now I feel inspired, here are a couple more:

Once upon a time, three little pigs made their mother pack their knapsacks and left home to find their fortunes, despite Mummy Pig’s distressed squeals. ‘Take no notice,’ said Pig One, who’d always lacked empathy. At lunchtime, they opened their knapsacks. ‘Hey! Who packed sausage rolls in here?’ they cried.

Once upon a time, there were three bears: Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear, and Paddington Bear, who had got lost.  ‘Apologies,’ said Paddington, ‘but would you mind awfully if I ate the marmalade sandwich I have in my hat rather than this lumpy lukewarm oaty stuff?’ Daddy Bear grinned. An ally! 

Paddington looked at the porridge and thought he knew EXACTLY what had caused the disappearance of Baby Bear


Anyone else fancy having a try at the 50 word fairy tale? Go on - you know you want to ....

16 comments:

  1. LOVE Paddington! Although I don't love marmalade sandwiches. I'll eat the porridge.

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    1. I love marmalade sandwiches, although I haven't had one for a long time. I must rectify this.

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  2. Hansel and Gretel were left in the woods because their dad was pussy whipped. They found a witch who wanted to eat them. Instead, they shoved the witch in the oven. Then they went home and kicked stepmother's ass.Dad was glad to be rid of her (she'd been blackmailing him). They lived happy ever after, except for the occasional family quarrel.

    Love,
    Janie

    Love,
    Janie, who confesses to not counting the words.

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    1. Sixty-one words. That makes you very greedy. But I will forgive you, because your review of my book has earned me some sales and some new followers. xx

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  3. I'll work on this today.

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    1. Awaiting your contribution, Stephen! I know it will be good ....

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  4. Once upon a time Cinderella was by the fire in the kitchen. In came her father. “Ignore your stepmother,” he said. “Here’s your mother’s ballgown. Let’s go.” Naturally the Prince fell in love with her, but she didn’t fancy him and went off to university instead. Now she’s a PhD.

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    1. I love that. She didn't fancy the Prince! Ha ha!

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    2. I used to tell fairy tales like that to The Hurricane. The young woman would save herself or turn down the prince who saved her because she wanted to go to college. Now I wonder why The Hurricane backs out on engagements and breaks hearts.

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  5. And the evil witch was so jealous of Snow White's beauty that she pretended to be an harmless old woman and gifted Snow White a poisoned Apple. Luckily the 7 dwarves were all IT experts and cleaned it up with a good antivirus programme.

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    1. Very good, very good. Good thing those dwarfs worked hard in their IT lessons.

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  6. Gran couldn't eat the Meals On Wheels anymore , "Too chewy , dear ."
    Scarlett didn't fancy having to haul baskets of cake and milk puddings to her every week through the Woods , so she was dead chuffed to see that the new dentist , Mr. B.B. Wolf , made house calls .

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    1. Yes! That's brilliant!

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  7. Jack was poor. Jack swapped his cow for some beans and planted them. Jack climbed the beanstalk. He made a lot of money, in the harp-trading and goose-trading businesses. His mother said: “You were right all along; I was wrong”. This is clearly make-believe, as mothers never say that.

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    1. I love the ending! That's an anticlimactic finish if ever I saw one!

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