Fairytales and Happy Endings

PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell


In the old days, we had magic mirrors, crystal balls and reflection pools. Today we have Facebook. Fairy God Mother was eager to see what her princesses were up to.

An image popped up of a yellow-haired beauty, locks trailing the floors of a refurbished circular room. Guten Tag! Renovations completed! Hashtag new life begins.

FGM smiled, then grimaced at the next image.

Another blonde pouted, in that awful duck face. Date night with my prince! In the comments a brunette posted, Enjoy the honeymoon phase while it lasts, Cindy. Once a beast always a beast.

Oh Belle, sighed FGM.

100 words

I hope you enjoyed my modern take on fairytale princesses. I quite enjoyed writing this too.

Thought I would add this much needed update: The abbreviated form of Fairy God Mother to FGM was definitely intended for humour. However I did not have enough words to add a tidy quip that it didn’t have any references to genital mutilation of any kind.

And the three princesses are in sequential order: Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Is anyone here participating in NaNoWriMo? I plan on doing it this year. Properly this time. 😉

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. Go!

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28 thoughts on “Fairytales and Happy Endings

  1. Ha! Ha! Nice one, insta princesses are so much fun to take one. My original idea was to go the fractured fairy tale route too but then I decided to do something different from last week.

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    1. Thank you! As I’m reading the comments it’s dawning on me that Instagram would have been a better platform for the story than FB. I’m not on Insta yet, maybe that’s why?


  2. Love your story, did not make the connection to mutilation because it was totally not in the context 🙂

    I have considered NaNoWriMo, but as always I’m concerned that I just won’t have the time to do it justice. I need to take a look at the rules.

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    1. Hopefully, most readers failed to make the connection too. I have attempted and failed NaNoWriMo twice now. Simply lack of discipline. But will definitely try this year. I think the rules are to write 30000 words in November. But you can set any target, in the spirit of the month.

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  3. Oh for the days of mirrors and crystal balls…the good ‘ole days!

    Nicely done Fatima!

    I am considering nanowrimo. It would be my first though, and frankly, it’s a bit scary. Advice?


  4. Such a fun way to approach the photo challenge.
    I’m a fairytale lover. I ws mesmerized from the Fairy God Mother line on.
    As you can see, I’m a bit late in my reading/commenting. Perhaps, that’s best
    since I get to enjoy them individually without any hurry. Nicely done …
    Isadora 😎


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