Thursday, 20 October 2011

Good Ol' Fairytales

Cinder-Mann was typically the tragic being. Oppressive alcoholic father and a spendthrift sister who'd burn a hole in his pocket before he could replenish it with his salary. He was sad.

He'd while away his time reading books and hoping that the world would become a greater place. The father married time and again for the fun of it, and ended up being quite a bit serious about a rather pretty widow with two kids of her own. Now Cinder-Mann had two other kids burning holes into his little pocket. Sad story. Some say that the brothers were ugly and mean and described them using all the negative words possible. But I secretly believe that it was just to increase the great tragic quotient of our hero. However, the fact remains that he was having a tough time and couldn't see any silver lining whatsoever.

There was a big party in the city palace where Princess Charming was coming. Some say she looked like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. She wasn't really a princess you know. But she was, well, quite swell. And men admired her both for her looks and her sharp tongue that would win both the hearts and the intellects. Cinder-Mann wanted to go. But he felt like William Thacker of Notting Hill or something like that. Well, Charming was way out of his league, and while his step-brothers happily dressed up to woo the lady, Cinder-Mann sat near the fire moping about his distress.

And then suddenly came a fairy. She asked for weird stuff like mice and pumpkins. But while our hero suspected her to be some sort of a loony medieval witch, she had in the mean time created a dazzling coach and sparkling suits that made our man look like a movie hero. Seriously, sometimes all it takes to take off commonness is good clothes.

Anyway, he went to the ball and princess was visibily smitten by his charm. Yet when the clock struck twelve, the man disappeared, leaving behind a shiny boot. The princess looked for it and later found Cinder-Mann distressed, sitting in rags. She was a nice person and asked him to tell what happened. He narrated his sad story while she patiently listened. Due to her charitable disposition, she married the chap. Of course, divorce ensued but the alimony was enough for Cinder-Mann to live happily ever after.


Asif Shaik said...

My eyes lit up as I saw the title of this post in my blogger, the word fairytale! :)

The way you narrated the story is wonderful and the way you presented the ending and some of lines in the middle especially the line “sometimes all it takes to take off commonness is good clothes”, made me laugh out loud. Would love to read some more of such fairytales…:)

Olive Oyl said...

let's not get into his regional or national affiliations. :D