Trading Places

This the 2nd part to A True Fortune?

Amazement washed over her. Dorothy stared at the castle in front of her. She was actually here, at Cinderella’s fancy castle. It was huge, nothing like her little house on the farm.

She was going to live the life of a Princess for a week, this was bound to be heavenly. No chores, no smelly animals.

The doors of the castle opened and Prince Charming walked out. Wow! Dorothy pinched herself. She was smitten! Oh yes, what a week this would be. A real prince! No farm boy wearing overalls.

Meanwhile Cinderella found herself standing in the middle of a pasture. There were 2 lambs grazing nearby her. They were so cute. So fluffy, that she wanted to reach out and touch them.

“Excuse me Miss, can I help you? Are you lost? You look like you are on your way to a Ball with your fancy gown.”

“Oh No, I am exactly where I want to be. Out in the open fields and no one around! She twirled around, as the old farmer scratched his head staring at her.

She stopped twirling and put out her hand. “Hi! I am Cinderella, so pleased to meet you.”

Old man Fuzzywhistle tugged at his beard. “Cinderella?”

“Yes, I know you were expecting Dorothy, but we switched places for a week.”

Poor old man Fuzzywhistle didn’t know what to say. Who was this strange woman. She obviously was delusional. She kept talking about meeting Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz and ruby slippers. He nodded his head at times while thinking of what to do!

When she paused for breath he spoke. “Are you hungry? How would you like to go grab a bite to eat at the best diner in town?”

Cinderella looked slightly confused. “I don’t think I have ever been to a diner so yes, I would love too.”

When they walked into the diner some of the customers couldn’t help but stare at Cinderella in her fancy gown. But it didn’t last long, one never knew what they may see in their town. It was normal to always expect the unexpected.

Cara heard the door jingle when they came in and looked up from the table she was wiping down. Whoa! Who was she?

Old man Fuzzywhistle smiled at the shock in Cara’s eyes at seeing a beautiful lady with him on his arm.

They sat down at a booth and waited for her. Cinderella was looking all around calling the diner cute.

Fuzzywhistle laughed to himself, Mason would love to hear that his diner was cute.

“Good Morning Fuzzywhistle! Who is your lovely friend? Cara asked.

“Good Morning, I would like you to meet Cinderella. Cinderella this is Cara.”

Cara raised her eyebrows , “Umm…Hi. how very nice to meet you. What can I get you to eat?”

“Some Creme Brulee French toast please, English scones and Eggs Benedict would be perfect.”

Old Man Fuzzywhistle started coughing and Cara was shaking her head in disbelief. “I apologize but we don’t serve any of …”

Cinderella interrupted her. “Who is that? He reminds me of my beloved Prince Charming.”

Turning her head to see who Cinderella was looking at made Cara lose all composure.

“Prince Charming? Mason resembles Prjnce ..” she couldn’t finish her sentence. She was bent over laughing too hard.

Mason walked up to the table to see what was going on and to meet the stunning lady! How did old man Fuzzywhistle know her?

Cara was wiping her eyes when Mason came up to the table. Old man Fuzzywhistle spoke up. “I would like you to meet Cinderella and Cinderella this is Mason.”

Mason couldn’t find his words before Cinderella spoke. ” It is my extreme pleasure to meet you. Do you happen to be related to Prince Charming at all?”

Cara watched Mason’s eyes go from surprise to being smug. “Well, I don’t like to brag, but…..”

Ahhh! Cinderella beamed, she knew it, what a week this was bound to be.

“Oh help!” Cara muttered under her breath, she needed coffee.

13 thoughts on “Trading Places

  1. Creme Brulee? Wasn’t Cinderella treated like the house servant by her wicked stepsisters? What would she know about Creme Brulee? I think she should apply for a job at Mason’s coffee shop, as a dishwasher and janitor. She could wash the dishes, sweep the floors and wipe down the counters, and feel right at home.

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    • Good idea then Cara wouldn’t have to do any of that! She could just make her specially coffee and wait on customers.

      Have you forgotten about Prince Charming already. She has been used to fancy food at the castle. 🙂

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      • Yes, perhaps she’s become used to fancy food, so good point. However she apparently longs for those good ol’ simpler days when all she did was clean the house and endure slings and arrows from her mean stepsisters. At least her stepsisters weren’t boring, like Prince “Charming.”


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