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Fairy Fails


She danced all night until she could no longer feel her feet.

And in the mornings, she chose to sleep like she was never going to wake up again.

This had been her routine for the past five days, waltzing away in this secret paradise to escape her harsh realities.

Each minute spent in her dreamy prince’s arms was a calming breath she could take when the clock finally struck midnight and the meat cleaver’s caress threatens to cloud her mind.

She had lost much of her lower limbs by now.

Yet in her dreams, she just kept on dancing.

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    Drew Martyn almost 2 years ago

    I love how you've intertwined the beauty of the character's behaviour with brutality, and the way that brutality adds a deeper, more hard-hitting meaning to the first sentence. Once again, absolutely superbly done! :)

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    This is frighteningly terrific, Elle. Drew’s right, that first sentence, innocent at the outset, takes on a terrifying meaning. How effortlessly you have seduced your readers with a fairy tale beginning and a nightmare ending.

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