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Fairytale Madness Blogfest

August 13, 2012 by Suzi

What If? Fairytale Madness Blogfest
Thank you to our wonderful hosts:
Mark Koopmans, Leigh Covington,
Morgan Shamy, and Cassie Mae.

Plot Twist Category – A Cinderella Story

Cinderella’s heart overflowed with joy and relief. She now had the chance to escape her life of drudgery and the harsh words of her stepmother and stepsisters. Her dream came true.

The look of shock still adorned the face of Cinderella’s stepmother, and Anastasia attended to Drizella, who lay faint on the floor. The Grand Duke extended his arm and said, “Then there is only one item to address before we deliver you back to The Prince.”

A long scroll unrolled in front of Cinderella’s face. “Why, what’s this?” Cinderella fingered the scratchy brown paper.

“Just a little agreement on which the Prince requests your signature.” He produced a quill pen and a some ink. “Have a seat my dear. As soon as you sign this, we shall depart for the palace. The prince is awaiting your return.”

Visions of her new luxurious life flashed behind Cinderella’s eyes. A cozy and soft bed. Stunning gowns. Ladies-in-waiting to help with her every need. Never having to cook or clean again.

The Grand Duke shoved the paper in Cinderella’s hand, dipped the quill into the ink and tapped his foot as he waited.

Cinderella scanned the beautiful script. But wait. Something wasn’t right. “Latin?”

“Yes.” The Grand Duke coughed. “All royal business is conducted in such.” He waved the pen.

Thank goodness Cinderella had read ‘Latin for Dummies’—one of the many books she had sneaked into her room. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement? What was that? She studied the manuscript, a fiery anger growing in her belly. The Prince asked her to sign this? What was wrong with him? And what had her Fairy Godmother gotten her into?

This wasn’t quite the dream Cinderella had expected.

And that is all I can give you. Since Cassie Mae and her cohorts limited us to 300 words, you’ll just have to use your imagination to see what was in the pre nup!


  1. Kyra Lennon says:

    Haha! I LOVE this! “Latin For Dummies” – LOL! Great work!

  2. Aldrea Alien says:

    A most excellent twist. All I can imagine is the prince’s expression when she comes face to face with him again. ^_^

  3. Cassie Mae says:

    Oh my gosh! So awesome. As soon as the scroll went down I’m like, he wants a pre-nup. haha! Awesome twist!

  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    I like how you left the ending open-ended as to whether she signs or not.

  5. Oh man, not my kind of prince! Run while you can Cinderella, run!

  6. Morgan Shamy says:

    Hahahaha!!! Suzi, I am laaaaughing… Really, really, really fun! 😀

  7. I love it! Great twist! I also loved where you started it and how you set this up!! Well done!

  8. LOL! Great idea. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

  9. So funny! Latin for Dummies is priceless! Great job.

  10. Don’t sign it, Cindy! 😀

  11. *laughing* HA!
    Brilliant twist! Definitely not quite what she had in mind. And I love that she read “latin for dummies” Ha!
    Fun entry Suzi! Thanks for being part of the fest!

  12. Aloha Suzi,

    Classic twist… I was like “no she isn’t going to throw in a pre-nup…” and you did. I love it!!!

    Thanks for the follow, for commenting and for participating :) I’m a new follower :)

  13. D. D. Falvo says:

    Ack! This was a tease . . . I want more! lol. Great job. Fun imagery. Lovely bit of humor. 😀 The word count was the devil, wasn’t it?

  14. Latin for Dummies…too funny! Loved this twist. :)

    New follower, btw.

  15. Melodie says:

    Well, of course he wanted her to sign a prenup! She was a chamber maid! Sheesh!

  16. E.Arroyo says:

    Ha! This was great.

  17. Great twist. With her fantasies of the luxurious life, I think she’ll sign.

  18. Aaah, talk about a cliffhanger ending! I want to know what she’s signing into, lol! Great twist!

  19. ilima says:

    You’ll have to do a follow up post after the bloghop so we know what was on that pre-nup, lol.

  20. Greetings!

    I have signed up for GUTGAA and thought I would start visiting a few blogs early! Nice to meet you and you have a lovely blog!

    Donna L Martin

  21. Tracy Bermeo says:

    Latin-For-Dummies- very clever! Great twist and I think you should continue the story.
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

  22. Janeal says:

    Oh, a modern pre nup twist- I like! And Latin for dummies, nice!

  23. Danielle B. says:

    I would be screwed. There’s no way I would have snuck “Latin for Dummies” into my room… well maybe to use it as a booster seat but never to read.

    I can see both sides here. I mean, if I had the Princes money I would probably ask for a prenup too. But if I was ‘Ella I would be P.O.’d to be asked to sign one. Yes I like the double standard there.

    Great twist!

  24. Nick Wilford says:

    Liked this a lot. I had a feeling whatever she had to sign wasn’t going to be good. Shame she hadn’t read Law for Dummies!

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