AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Real Rapunzel

Microfiction Monday #53 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

Once my long hair won a prince's love.
I became his queen.
Now I'm bricked in!
Me! Rapunzel!
(Don't believe every fairytale you read!)

(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


Peggy said...

Always love to know the story behind the fairytale.
Good one, I so enjoyed it.
Have a great week down under.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Aw, geez! So that's what happened! It just figures, doesn't it? Those men in power can be so darn fickle. :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, the truth out at last!! Great one for the day, Gemma! Hope you have a lovely week!


Diane said...

That's for sure! :O)

septembermom said...

Great take on this week's prompt! Poor Rapunzel!

Kay L. Davies said...

The truth will out. Good one, Gemma.

Kay, Alberta

Pat said...

LOL :D! I like these "The Rest of the Story" fairy tales. If fairy tales were realistic, it might make little girls depressed.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the princess missed the quiet and solitude the tower provided her; hopefully another princely gentleman will arrive to save her (but I doubt it)...LOL

Have a great week. Cheers!

Madeleine said...

Poor Rapunzel. Love can be cruel! :O)

Anonymous said...

From one prison to another. Poor Rapunzel. I love this new twist to a familiar story.



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