#TellTaleThursday – 23rd May 2019

Prompt for this week –

A magical mirror to peek into another realm/ world

Fairy Tales

Word count – 245 Words

Fiction story for #TellTaleThursday
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Her mother didn’t allow her to read fairy tales.

“Fairy tales are for silly girls. You have to grow into a sensible woman,” she said.

On her 8th Birthday, her father asked, “What do you want for your birthday gift?”

“Fairy tale books.”

Her father shook her head. That night after her birthday party, she opened her gifts. She got yet another set of encyclopedia, dictionary, and learning books, but not a single fairy tale. Then she saw one package in the corner. She opened it up. It was a small mirror. She was so upset that she started crying, with the mirror still in her hand.

At first, she saw her reflection, with her teary-eyed face in the mirror. In a few seconds, the image changed.

She saw a young girl wearing a scarlet red cape and carrying a basket full of apples walking in the wood.

What’s happening?

The image changed and she saw a small boy and a girl outside a tempting gingerbread house.

Is it what I think it is?

She couldn’t believe her eyes. She had finally got what she wanted. Moments later, there was a loud knock at the door. She quickly hid the mirror. It was her father.

“All well, doll?” He asked. She nodded.

“Good. Hope you don’t stay awake till late. Fantasies can sometimes do that to you,” he winked at her.

“It was you, dad!” She cried aloud and stood up to hug her father.

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