a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, April 22, 2012

May 114

Tess Kincaid knows how to stretch your writing muscles.  Each week she presents a picture and you're challenged to write a piece according to her directions at Magpie Tales.
Image by Alex Stoddard

The Frog and the Princess

The Evil Doer had long ago cast a spell on the handsome prince to spend his remaining life time as a frog.  He became accustomed to the life he lived but discovered he still thought like a prince.

One day as he was hopping and croaking around the stream in the woods a young beautiful maiden bent to drink.  Thinking like the male he was, he immediately jumped into the low cut bodice of her dress.  The maiden laughed at the boldness of the frog.  After gently removing him, she planted a soft kiss on his shiny green head.

POOF! 

Before her stood a handsome prince.  The young maiden was not surprised.  She had heard many tales about good luck when kissing a frog.  The only thing that shocked her was the poor prince having popped out of his frog skin stood before her completely naked.

Lending him her cloak, she helped him back to his home where he was greeted with great delight.  They had thought the prince has met some ghastly fate (which he actually had) and would never return to them.

Oh, how they celebrated his return and during it all, the young maiden stayed by his side. 

They were married shortly thereafter and The Prince and Princess were very happy with only one problem.

Having spent most of his life as a frog the handsome prince could not stay out of the water.  The royal aquarium was built in the woods near the castle and when the prince felt a need for the comfort of water, he climbed in. 

The Princess insisted he wear underwear and they lived happily ever after.

18 comments:

zongrik said...

you have to wear underwear, otherwise, undesirable clingers stick to where you sit


altered states

Brian Miller said...

hahaha this was a delight...nice twist ont he tale as well in having him not be able to stay out of the water...smiles.

A Quiet Corner said...

I'd insist on undies too!...:)JP

LindaG said...

Great little story, Gail. Loved it! :o)

SaucyKod said...

Too Cute - Short Story Appreciated - Always love the Prince n Young Maiden. Like the twist at the end with the aquarium and the insistance of undies. ha,ha

RNSANE said...

Nice little breakfast reading..with a happy ending...I, myself, would have put that aquarium right in my bedroom so no one else could cast eyes on that handsome fellow!

Linda said...

This is a wonderful fairy tale for mature children, I think. I love the happy feel of this story and the interesting turns the adventure takes. The *royal aquarium* is just brilliant, Gail. Thank you. =D

Irene said...

Ha, that's great. I wondered how you were going to get the aquaeuim in. Good solution. I like how you told the story, especially the bodice part. That was very original. xox

Journaling Woman said...

Very cute. You've got a good imagination there.

I know what I'm doing next weekend at the stream--wearing low cut bodices and .....

T

Sue said...

What a fun story. I like how you took this strange picture in a fairy tale direction!

=)

Little Nell said...

Wonderful twist on the old fairytale. Very witty.

Nezzy said...

Heeheehhee, he must of not been from the Ozarks huh...a place where underwear is optional! :o) :o) :o)

Great twisted tale Miss Gail.

God bless ya! :o)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I like your tale..well done:)

DesertHen said...

Clever, clever ending! Loved it! =)

Buttons said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it oh my goodness we have the same sense of humour. Scary:)

Excellent imagine you have there. B

Betty Manousos said...

awesome little story, gail.
nice ending!

:)

i was wondering how you were doing.
just dropping by to say hi!
have a great day!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

This was SO MUCH FUN, and I love the Cyril Connolly quote on your side-bar.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well...of course! Exactly my kind of story and it makes perfect sense ..to me at least. Yep. You did it again. You aced it, Gail!!
Except for one thing. She should have insisted that he be comfy with NO undies. :):) Just sayin'...as they say.

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