Rapunzel, A Different Kind of Fairy Tale ~ fiction by Marie A Bailey

Not to toot my own horn, but here I am tooting! I am honored to be included in this new online literary journal, The Disappointed Housewife. Many thanks to Kevin Brennan for kick-starting my own literary career by publishing my different kind of fairy tale. I hope you enjoy it!

The Disappointed Housewife

Once upon a time, a child was born with long, silky blond hair. In fact, she came out of the womb, not head first, but hair first. The doctors and nurses and her parents were both fascinated and repulsed by the sight of the bloody blond hair that lay pooled on the hospital bed. A nurse came toward the infant with scissors but the mother stopped her. “No,” she said. “Let the hair stay. I will wash it myself.” She looked up at her husband whose face was a pale shade of gray. “We will call her Rapunzel,” she said and her husband dutifully nodded.

They had all expected Rapunzel’s hair to fall out and then regrow slowly, normally. But the hair stayed and it continued to grow until, by the time Rapunzel was walking, her hair followed behind her like a princess’s wedding train. And by then the whole…

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14 Responses to Rapunzel, A Different Kind of Fairy Tale ~ fiction by Marie A Bailey

  1. Well done you. I’m full of admiration and its really well done. A great achievement 🙂 🙂

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  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Loved this, Marie. Such a fun twist at the end!

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  3. Luanne says:

    Congrats, Marie! I’m a huge fan of fairy tale revisions. I even used to teach them, so I’ve read quite a few. This is one of my favorites. Not a misstep in here. Wonderful story! I was thinking Dance Moms, Mama June, pageant moms, hahaha.

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  4. Well, now we know what you’ve been doing…crafting amazing stories. Thanks so much for sharing, Marie! xo

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    This is a fun take on the fairy tale–that still end happily ever after. 🙂

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