Beyond Cinderella

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto

“I was asked just recently if I had heard anything about whatever became of Cinderella’s fairy godmother. It was funny really, because I had just heard last week that she was still going strong at 1298. I guess that isn’t all that impressive of an age if you are a fairy godmother, but frankly, I had no idea she was that old.”

“Last time I saw her, she looked amazing. I mean, sure she had that grandmotherly look about her, but on her, it was marvelous!”

“I asked her what she’d been up to and she said she had been busy with a new client, and somehow or another the case evolved into a family affair, and it just snowballed from there.”

“At first I was just listening politely, smiling and responding in all the right places, you know like we do when we are listening to an old person rattle on about things that are important to them but have no bearing on our own lives? And then something she said about the degree of difficulty she had encountered in choosing the right shape shifting rodent to use when the stepfather requested to be sexually reassigned, and well- let me tell you, my mind went all Kardasian!”

“I mean it all started out with Kim, right? And well, her rear end is nothing if it’s not super natural! I mean isn’t it? And then the whole family affair thing, with Khloe this, and Kourtney that, and all the exes, beaus and babies? Put that together with Bruce, or Caitlyn or whatever she’s calling herself these days and- be honest- wouldn’t you? Go all Kardashian I mean?”

“Turns out, I heard her all wrong and what she said was the stepfather was charged with sexual harassment, which definitely fits with the shape shifting rodent part a lot better! But, girl please!”

“All I can say is it must be hard to find decent work as a fairy godmother these days!”

Written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt #writephoto beyond

46 thoughts on “Beyond Cinderella

  1. You know…. the old girl ought to take up quilting. I mean, pumpkins, rodents, odd families, strange relationships and the princes who inevitably disappoint. What is the use in it all? No one cares anymore. Netflix doesn’t return calls and the tabloids show no interest. Time to pack it all into a Winnebago and tour the country.

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  2. Enchanting. I have a whole book somewhere on ‘altered’ classics. A bit different take on the play “Into the Woods” but similar feel. Fractured Fairy Tales was a feature on the cartoon ‘Bullwinkle and Rocky the Flying Squirrel’ when I was younger 🙂
    Keeping track of the rich and famous isn’t something on my radar. But I did read in the news that Kane… put on a kind of revival spiritualistic concert the other day. More oddness to the madness.

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