What if? Fairytale Madness Blogfest!
I’ve finally finished my piece for the What If? Fairytale Madness Blogfest! Just in time too, today's the last day!
I chose the category Best Tragedy, and got my inspiration from Shakespeare, whose tragedies I love! Here’s my story:
She sat in the darkened room, gazing at the bloody knife in her hands. She had finally done it; after years of ignorance and abuse, she had got her revenge on the people who had made her life hell.
Their bodies were laid on the floor at her feet, still in the beautiful dresses that they didn’t deserve to wear. Their faces were even uglier in death.
The hate and resentment had been building up for years, ever since her father married that vile woman, who had never been able to treat her as a daughter. She finally snapped after the ball, when her stepsisters got back and immediately began taunting her. “He’d never choose you…” “You’re too ugly to be a Queen…” “Who would marry a poor servant like you?” It was one time too many.
She didn’t feel any guilt, instead she felt a huge sense of relief; no more cleaning, no more waiting on people she hated, no more taunts. She could finally be happy. She would marry her Prince Charming and live happily after ever, just like she had always wanted. He’d be on his way; she knew he was looking for her, the girl with the glass slipper. She’d been keeping it safe, proof that it was her, although she was sure she wouldn’t need proof. He’d see that she was his Queen, and then…
And then she realised: she would never get away with it. There were strict laws in the Kingdom, strict laws that the Prince had to abide by, no matter who was implicated. The punishment for murder was severe: Death. A tear trickled down her cheek. No happy ever after, after all.
There came a knock at the door.