Tale Weaver – #275 – Fairytale – The Frog Prince – 14th May

Michael’s challenge this week:

This week consider your notion of a Frog Prince story.
Create the tale of the frog and his longings, desires, and more often his reality.

It was that time of year again. How tiresome.
Not even a lily pad to perch on now thanks to the last lot who found it so hysterical to remove him from the pond and plonk him unceremoniously down in the weeds and rotting bark. His paint was chipped and he’d definitely seen better days. Maybe this year…………..
The frog blew a raspberry. There was nothing better to do anyway as it knew what was coming next.
Yep. Right on time the palace idiots traipsed into his part of the garden for the annual drunken snogging tradition.
‘Kiss the frog and you’ll get a wish,’ or
‘Kiss the frog and it’ll turn into a handsome prince.’
Yeah, right. Fat chance.
Eager and rough hands picked it up and proffered it against smacking lips, wishes in the making.
Wet and sloppy, no change. What a surprise.
Waiting to be tossed back into the undergrowth, something stirred.
Not in the undergrowth silly, in the frog!
Did this mean………….?
Cruel laughter emitted from the last puckering twit, and the urge to blow the juiciest raspberry in his face was almost impossible to quell.
Lips tingled this time and things started to shrink.
The frog’s tongue snapped out to snatch the puckered one into its mouth, a nice tasty morsel for lunch.
His cohorts fell on their backsides in shock.
‘What did you expect?’ said the frog.  ‘A frog’s gotta eat and life’s not all about handsome princes in disguise. I just happen to have a taste for them. ‘

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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15 Responses to Tale Weaver – #275 – Fairytale – The Frog Prince – 14th May

  1. Michael says:

    I do like it when the tables are turned. Good one Di most enjoyable.

  2. Sadje says:

    Haha! He got his revenge.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Wry sense of humor! I was surprised and very pleased!!!

  4. Haha I didn’t see that one coming! Good one, Di.

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