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Friday Flash Fiction #week 53

Amy C over at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie over at Tink's Place
have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate - you post your story on Friday - 350 words, give or take. 



White as Snow
by Blodeuedd


”Drink it my dear and forget all your sorrows.”

Lumi d’White looked at the bottle, green and magical and was tempted. Sorrows had made her run for her life and she had not looked back. She had left her old life as a spoiled brat behind to work in a brothel called The Seven Maidens. What else was there to do when you were pretty and that was it. That was it. She had no skills, she had no money, she had been alone and lost.

“I will take it.”

The woman smiled and handed her the bottle. Snow paid her and hurried up the stairs. Soon the first visitors would arrive and she wanted to try this drink before. To see what this magical potion would do. She opened it and smiled as the scent of apples filled the room. It could not be that bad surely. She tasted it and lay down on her bed. Memories drifted by of times long gone by. Laughter in marble halls of her old home where she had played hide and seek with her mother, her mother’s passing, her father remarrying a beautiful young woman, later how he too had died and lastly how her wicked stepmother had hated her for her beauty. White as Snow they had called her, Snow for short. She had the fairest skin, the darkest hair and her stepmother had resented her. She sighed and remembered the night she had run away after her stepmother had told the game keeper to rape the young daughter of the house. Lumi took another taste of the sweet wine and her eyes grew tired. She just wanted to get away. To leave her sorrows behind, to not remember the things she had to do to survive. The men, the hands, the dwarves from the mine who had pockets filled with jewels, everything that made her heart ache. She closed her eyes and the bottle fell to the floor.

 

“Now who is the fairest of them all?” Margot laughed and looked at the sorry funeral for a whore of no consequence. They put her casket in the ground and shovelled a bit of dirt on top. Snow White was no more. Margot smiled and closed the curtains in her carriage.


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What you expected a prince to come? Tsk, no prince for a lonely prostitute

Comments

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melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com
Aug. 12th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
lol! No prince for a lonely prostitute... so true. ;)

I love the snow white twist to this one! Very very nice. And a few other things in there to make it not snow white. Nice retelling here! Very nice!
blodeuedd83
Aug. 12th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hihi, I am back :D Being evil and all, wohoo. But then again it was a sort of HEA since she suffered, hm.

I just could not think of anything else but snow white when I saw that pic
(Anonymous)
Aug. 12th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I loved your story, simply loved it - a very nice Snow White-fairy-talish twist!!!Very well done. I would change just one thing - I would let the prince arrive but TOO LATE. And I would make the dwarves owners of that brothel. Would suit just fine, don't you think?
blodeuedd83
Aug. 12th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ana! You are just so wickedly evil. Arriving too late to save her! Damn, why did I not think of that!? But then again if I had I would just have let him save her
carolsnotebook.wordpress.com
Aug. 12th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Great story. I love that you did a Snow White retelling, with the sad ending. Great job.
blodeuedd83
Aug. 12th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
I just could not think of anything else :)
And yes it became a Sad One cos the fairy tale, not really realistic ;)
gymmom_027
Aug. 15th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Twisted Fairytale Indeed!
What a twisted Snow White tale.... what can I say... great minds! LOL Mine's not quite as twisted as your's lol, still... not the same ole fairytale.

Lovely take on the prompt and tale!

Dottie :)
blodeuedd83
Aug. 15th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Twisted Fairytale Indeed!
Hihi, yes I saw that you had written one too. Have not read it yet but the tab is open :)
I am a very twisted person
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