Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011

Beauty and the Beast

The spell was broken, and they lived happily ever after.

That is the way it was supposed to be.

Alas, I was late. The castle is deteriorating, and the body of the beast has not moved from the marble floor, except for the bits the ants have started carrying away. No one has spoken a word, or moved. They have disappeared, together with their master. I will miss them.

This is not the place where we used to live. Elegant decorations, soft cushion, beautiful tapestry - all gone. Debris crunches under my steps, and the stairs have started to crumble. Slowly I travel from one room to the next, as if through universes, meeting myself in the mirror. The changes are visible. And yet it is the home I hold on to, as if the world wasn't real.

I will be taking his place soon.

Kommentare:

slommler hat gesagt…

You have my attention. I want to know more!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Christine Danek hat gesagt…

Very interesting. I also would like to know more.

Princess Dieter hat gesagt…

Like it lots. B&B was for the longest time my very faves fairy tale, and when I was a romance novel afficionado from 1987 through 2006, I always looked for the B&B ones.

This had a nice feel of reverse transformation--very clever. Instead of Beast to Beauty(ful)Prince, it's the Beauty into the Beast....

Princess Dieter hat gesagt…

Oh, have you read Tanith Lee? She has done some killer good B&B/fairy tales retold stuff. Love her style--dark and lovely.

Magaly Guerrero hat gesagt…

Twisted! I was not expecting that ending, good job.

Princess Dieter hat gesagt…

Thanks for dropping by Challenger P4 blogs while we're in the midst of WTF Freakouts. :D Or semi-freaks. Or mini-freaks. :) Whatever.... It's probably a combo of factors...but that ths happened twice, each time with the 1200 tells me it really does shock my metabolically impaired body some.... onward! (MORE STORIES!!!)