Tale Weaver #121 25.05.17: Reverse/Naughty Fairy Tales

Thanks Lorraine for this week’s challenge with an image from The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munch:

‘It was not supposed to be this way!
‘But you were my knight in shining armour, my saviour, my magical Prince.’
‘I’m not ready for parenthood! How could you be so careless?’
She saw red then.
‘ME careless??? Who was it who swept me off my feet with words of undying love and devotion?
Who then went away on a TENNIS tour, leaving me on my own for months?
Well, you certainly gave me a Night to remember.
Now get out!’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Tale Weaver #121 25.05.17: Reverse/Naughty Fairy Tales

  1. Lorraine says:

    Lovely — you caught the attitude of the Paper Bag Princess perfectly — just the sort of the attitude I was hoping folks would give their fairy tale characters this week.
    Perfect contribution — thanks for playing along.

  2. scribblersdip says:

    I really enjoyed this – how you used the image and ran with a new interpretation – definitely brought it up to speed – and it speaks with the same “assertive” tone of the original story. Great job!

    • Thank you for your kind comment. I have to admit, I’m not familiar with the story, so maybe I should look it up!

      • scribblersdip says:

        It’s an amazing story! And what, maybe a 15 minute read? It’s targeted for children, but honestly, I know many adults who adore it – but then, most of Munch’s books are *that* good. 🙂

  3. Haha great I love reading how you have made this imagery so relational to reality. Great work

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