Overcoming Bloglessness

Once Upon A Wintertime


Daily Prompt via Once Upon a Time.  Tell us about something that happened to you in real life last week — but write it in the style of a fairy tale.

Once upon a wintertime an invitation came by mail to a fabulous party in a land far away. The Queen said, “We must go back to our homeland and party with our people.”

The King said, “We shall see.” He did not like to leave his cozy castle, but it would be good to see his people.

The Queen started planning what to wear. “I must have boots,” she decreed. She searched the kingdom, high and low, and while she was searching low, she found The Boots, but an evil spell fell upon her, rendering her back completely spazzed out.

The queen felt like a crumpled old crone, but the evil spell could not stop her. She would not let pain keep her from the boots. She bravely paid the shopkeeper and hurried home to take a potion. She worried that the evil back spell would keep her from the fabulous party. She took the potion every day.

The King and Queen departed before dawn on the day before the party. It was snowing hard, the roads were icy and a foot of snow was predicted in the mountain passes. The Queen was worried.

“We’ll just go slow,” said The King who was also The Driver. “We’ll get behind a snowplow.”

The Queen thought he was jesting, but when they got to the mountain pass, there was a snowplow, like magic, clearing the way for the royal couple.

The King drove the chariot safely, 600 miles, all the way to The Homeland. The Queen wore the new boots and they partied with the people, happily ever after.


Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

9 thoughts on “Once Upon A Wintertime

  1. I’m so glad the Queen and King arrived safely with the boots and the back that was not rendered completely spazzed out.

  2. You’d think we’d have a grand illustration of the Magnificent Boots!

  3. A peasant from a far-off land also has a spazzed-out back and sends commiserations.

  4. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 21 – “Wicked Business” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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