Perhaps its dangerous for me to write fairy tales, seems like something magical happened to my original post! I apologize if you got half of a story that came to your email. Not sure what was up. Some funny magic was in there air. Hopefully this time around will work! Enjoy!
“Once Upon a Time”… Its how almost every fairy tale begins. Then the Prince saves the damsel in distress and they all live ” Happily Ever After!”
Did you ever wonder though what happens to some of the minor characters? Do you think the carriage really just sat and waited patiently for Cinderella to be done at the ball? Don’t you think that perhaps he wanted to have more adventures before having to return to the pumpkin patch.
Once upon a time, far far away there lived a little girl named Thumbelina. She loved her little house with her matchbox bed, life was good. Most days she was happy in her little home, but some days she felt so all alone.
One evening she was sitting and reading when she heard someone knocking on her door. Whoever could that be for she doesn’t usually get visitors. She slowly opened the door and was surprised to see not one, but seven tiny dwarfs standing outside.
Thumbelina couldn’t believe it! She was so happy to have some company that she invited them all inside. It was a little crowded in her tiny home, but they made do as she served them all some little bowls of miniature macaroni.
They were all having such a nice time of visiting when Happy spoke up. “Thumbelina on behalf of all of us I would love to offer you to come live with us in the woods. We are pretty easy to live with and we know Snow White would love to have another female to keep her company.”
All the dwarfs excitedly agreed, well almost all. There was one dwarf grumbling with a pout on his face. Thumbelina was very excited, finally she wouldn’t be alone anymore! She was a little concerned though about the grumbling dwarf.
“Don’t worry about him. That is Grumpy, and he is just grumbling for he is afraid that you will be like Snow White. She is always telling him to pick up after himself and she agrees with Doc about him eating more spinach and less donut holes.”
Thumbelina smiled as she turned to Grumpy and said, “Don’t worry, I don’t like spinach either!” Grumpy let out a little huff, but there was a hint of a smile on his face.
It didn’t take long for Thumbelina to pack up her matchbox bed and a few other little things. Once they woke up Sleepy they were all in the carriage directing it to their little house in the woods. Thumbelina couldn’t wait, she just knew that she was going to live happily ever after with her new wonderful friends!
The carriage had dropped off its little riders and was traveling along the road again back to Cinderella’s Ball. As they were traveling the driver noticed something in the distance. There was a horse and rider on the side of the road. The horse was panting hard and the rider was standing by it rubbing it down with a worried face. The driver stopped the carriage and asked if he could help.
“Oh yes sir. Please! My horse has traveled a great distance and is worn out. I can’t push him further but I have a fair damsel in distress to save! Could you please give me a ride to a special tower not too far from here?”
The driver nodded and off they went. They arrived at the tower and the Prince jumped out of the carriage running and shouting as he went. “Rapunzel I’m coming, let down your hair!”
The hour was getting late, the driver knew he had to get the carriage back to the Ball. He picked up the pace and didn’t see the little old lady starting to cross the road. She yelled and her basket of apples went flying out of her hand. All the apples were trampled by the horses as the lady was rubbing her sore shoulder looking at her smashed apples in despair. Snow White never knew how her luck had changed that night.
Cinderella was running up the steps to head out of the door. She rushed out the door and the carriage was sitting in the exact same place where it had dropped her off. She climbed in and said, ” OH I have had the most magical night of my life!” The driver smiled, for he knew that she hadn’t been the only one.