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Wake up and smell the lemons

lifegiveslemons_fullpic_artworkI like Disney movies. I do. They are sweet, funny, romantic, and have a very idealistic view of the world. Every one of them has a happy ending.

It’s like those fairy tales we read as children. They all end with the phrase “and they all lived happily ever after”.

But do they?

We never know. We don’t really know what happens afterwards (and the sequels never catch-on).

Nonetheless, it is still refreshing to experience the story of Jasmine and Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and so many others. They are all stories of something good happening out of unfortunate situations. It sort of revives in you a belief that no matter what everything will be ok.

But in the real world, these fairy tales would never exist. We all know that. Because we live in a world where if you lose your shoe, people will most probably look for the other half of the pair, not try to find the person whom it belongs to.

Life is not as bittersweet as fairy tales make it out to be. Sometimes it’s just sour. Like lemons.

Then all you have to do is take those lemons and make the best lemonade you can out of them!

 

Also part of Daily Prompt: Not Lemonade

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Rewriting the magic

pinocchio_by_ireprincess-d4hni8vFairy tales always make you smile. And leave you with a fuzzy warm feeling like a heartfelt hug. Because they remind you that sometimes life can be wonderful and as dream-like as you wish it to be.

We’ve all grown up with fairy tales. But sometimes, when we’re older we like to imagine how these would be if they were given a different twist!

Prompted by H.E.Ellis that’s exactly what I did with the story of Pinocchio – you know what the story of the wooden puppet is, right? Well, you think you do! You haven’t heard this version of it before!

Because this version is modernized, to include gambling, coins (lots of them!), greed, profanity, shipwrecks, and…well, magic!

So go ahead, read this! And don’t worry, your nose won’t get bigger! 🙂

And just to make it clear, here is the link to the full story: https://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/twisted-fairy-tale/

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