Tag Archives: Fairy Tales

The Happiest Day of My Life

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Father took us to the fair today, and for the first time since Mum died, we felt truly happy. We rode on the Merry-go-round ten times. Father let us ride as much as we … Continue reading

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Second Chances

” Do you see the rainbow?” I asked her. “Of course,” she replied, “It’s bright, vibrant and beautiful.” “And do you see the other rainbow, the one to its right?” I asked. “If I try hard enough, yes,” she replied. … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crow

The crow sat on the thin, dry branch, lonely, morose, listless, waiting For the pain to subside, for someone to see him for who he was, without hating Every day he would sit at the same spot, from dawn till … Continue reading

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The Magic Beans

  Jack looked at the tree with a look of pure, unadulterated joy on his face. It looked magical. “Sell me the cow,” the old man had told him yesterday, “in exchange for these three magic beans.” Obviously, Jack had … Continue reading

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True Love

It had taken him a long time, he had journeyed across three continents over 10 years in his quest, but now, finally, his search had come to an end. He had found her, and he would never let her go. … Continue reading

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The SOS

We picked up the distress signal at 1100 hours. My ship, HMS Andersen, of which I had been the Captain for almost 10 years now, was patrolling the Baltic Sea with a crew of 254 able and highly-experienced sailors. One … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is…

“Let’s go, we’re already behind schedule,” he said. “I’m not ready yet,” I replied, “I need white flowers to put in my hair, they look dazzling on me.” “WHAT?” he cried out, “Where will I get them from in this … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Dark

They saw her walking down the dark street- beautiful, lissome, pale, long-haired….alone. They looked towards each other with glee, and started following her. Sensing their presence, she immediately quickened her pace….but so did they. She started running….they followed suit, till … Continue reading

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The Martyr

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook It was said that the despot ruling their planet was invincible & immortal. And so, they had continued to suffer for generations. Till one day, a single brave citizen stood on a wall, and hurled himself … Continue reading

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The Best Chef in the World

Image courtesy yarnspinnerr “And the Best Chef in the World Award goes to….the same person who has got it the last 30 years in a row- Antonio Rossi!” The words of the host at the glittering ceremony were still ringing … Continue reading

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