Modern Day Fairy Tale

Genre: Romance

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”                 -C.S. Lewis

Find that magical place in your world…and live there.


Once upon a time there was a rather sad, unhappy and fearful child who only ever had one wish – to be older. She didn’t like being a child, she didn’t like how she was being treated and the way they spoke to her, ignored her or talked in whispers about her. All this girl wanted was to be old enough, just like them, so she would be free.

One day she decided to cast a spell, one she’d read in a spell book. She wrote down her one desire, spoke some kind of chant and buried the ripped up pieces of paper into the ground hoping one day her dream would come true. This was the only other wish she had:

A wish for the perfect man (spell-casting at age 8).

Years went by, each as bad as, if not worse than the previous year. This little girl, from a young age knew one thing for certain and only that one thing – life will never be kind to her. So, on instinct – survival instinct – she did what she had to do to survive.

After a series of unpleasant and disastrous events, the now 34-year-old child was ready for change as she had it up to her eyeballs of the way she was being treated. So, she made one tough choice to break free and make something of her life….And then the fairy-tale began, or so she thought.

Mr.Right finally showed himself and there was so much love between them, they were the two happiest pair going. But, they got caught. He was sent on leave and they were never to speak to and see each other again; it broke both their hearts in two. She no longer cared or felt fear of even dying. Morbid yes, but she was through with her life and the one thing, bringing so much happiness into her life, was taken away from her. That was when the nightmare begun.

Over time, twists and turns exposed themselves – no-one had her back, except for the man she loved. But still, the strain got to him too and bitterness, anger, resentment, pain and frustration began taking over both of them. Fate had played them a hard hand: Fate too had also given them the biggest gift of their lives –  one another.

Will they get past all that stand in their way? Yes. Will the nightmare be ever over? Yes. Why? Because they have three things in common: Unbreakable Love; Unwavering trust; And a strength that is beyond measure. Many have tried to break them apart and failed – there’s not much left these two can have thrown at them. They are in Love. Therefore, they will then, live happily ever after!

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This story was created with the aid of the FWF ‘Free Write Friday’ prompt from the dear Kellie Elmore 


14 thoughts on “Modern Day Fairy Tale

    1. Hi, Hi.. Sorry for replying so late, a lot of trouble has happened and I was barely afloat writing even story’s. I always reply to comments, it’s just my way, so I do apologise.

      You wrote: “Well written. You drew me in and I stayed captive to the end…” That’s a fantastic bit of feedback as well as a compliment on the story, I really apreciate that you read it and took the time to comment on it. The story has a tragic start but progress made and life getting better can only conclude, perhaps, the latter part of the persons life will be the more she could ever dream of. You also wrote: “Dreams do come true.” which I thought of reading a quote a couple of days ago along the lines of, (don’t quote me) ‘That after continuous struggle, only Joy can follow’… The dust always settles, when we think we can bare no more, the light comes whatever we feel.


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  1. This is terrific Victoria. You’ve captured the tone of the old fairy tales beautifully. Somewhere recently I’ve read about this very subject. The idea is that ultimately we have to find our own key to happiness – not through someone else but within ourselves. The annoying thing is I can’t remember which fairytale it was or who wrote the interpretation. I’ll think about it during the day and if the names come back to me I’ll write another comment here. Sorry I can ‘t give you more information. Keep reading Women who Run with the Wolves and take a look at the blog of Terri Windling if you have time – I find her easier to read than Pinkola Estes. Nice to make contact with you. 🙂


    1. Hello Suzanne! 🙂 I am so sorry for replying so late, my life has been in utter chaos of late, but I will always answer every single comment I get (just a personal thing of mine).

      Thank you for reading the story and thank you for inspiring me to read ‘Women who Run with Wolves’ and ‘how’ to read it because I too tried from start to finish and it was too hard going and I put it down. I’m going into hospital on the 19th so I’m taking it with me. And… I hope that you did keep that post you wrote up because it’s important to many I reckon 🙂

      Finding happiness within really is a huge part, also huge is having people around that help to find that within, I don’t believe we can do it alone, that’s my opinion. Some people rely on others for decisions and what choices to make, and from personal experience, no one knows us better than ourselves. It is a hrad journey, painful at times, but the rewards are unmeasurable – to have that self-confidence and self-love is a good feeling – getting there is tough, maybe easier for some.

      Terri Windling’s blog looks and sounds pretty amazing, thanks for the headway, I’ve got it bookmarked for later reading, interesting character Ms. Windling comes across to me. Yes, and it’s great to make contact with you too, very much 🙂

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      1. Great to hear from you. I did wonder how you were getting on. Sorry to hear life has been difficult. I hope the hospital visit goes ok. WWRWTW might be a heavy read for hospital. Better take something light as well 🙂 I’m reading a book called The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern at present. It’s a kind of modern fairytale and has me totally hooked. All the best and great to hear from you. 🙂


        1. Hi Suzanne 🙂 Good advice, maybe WWRWTW may be a bit heavy, I’ve got lots of ebooks and will take my e-reader in with me. Night Circus I’ll have to check out on Amazon, most modern day fairy tales theses days usually involve Vampires and Warewolves! So, it could be refreshing to even see a book not in that genre! 😉 Yeah, things are quiet for ages and then boom, everything comes all at once – Sod’s Law operaing on a big scale! 😉 I hope your well and hear you soon! 🙂


    1. Hey Phylor 🙂 So sorry for replying so late, I reply to every single comment but my life’s been a roller-coaster recently so I do apologize.

      Yeah, the story is a tragic one, full of unhappiness, melencholy, pain, but the ending should be a good one, ‘ joy coming after a long time of struggle’ When you are down, there’s one of two options: Go further down into nothingness or fight to keep on going up and up until the stars are reached, that’s my thought – a tough and narrow road, but worth it when the end is in sight! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Thanks again for taking the time to like and read the story, and apologies for the late return 🙂


      1. No problem! I often am late replying to comments, too. I have a fridge magnet: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. A great sentiment I think for pulling yourself up that road to the stars.


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