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Fairytales #7

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Her paper hid her victorious face. Catherine rose, said
“I think perhaps we should return home.”

But as she walked the heel of her stiletto skidded on the floor and she slipped and broke her back.

The pain spilt her face into a bitter grimace as the nearby child smiled widely with relief. There was nothing that could be done. Bed bound for ever more. No one came to visit her. Her husband worked increasingly later each day.

Snezana grew more beautiful with each passing day, never did model but took a degree. Campaigned for Greenpeace in her spare time.

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Oh how wonderful and uplifting - in Snezana and our case, if not in Catherine's. Superbly understated satire, and a great message. :)

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    Lisa Williams about 3 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed! X
    Next week (3 Little Pigs) less uplifting (understatement)

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    Tim Jones about 3 years ago

    Another excellent tale!

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    Lisa Williams about 3 years ago

    Thanks Tim! X

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    This has been great for me on a number of levels, Lisa.
    1. The wife of a friend on mine in Bulgaria is called Sneza...and us Brits called her Snow White!
    2. I still carry the mental scars of Macd's apple pie burns!
    3. I'm sure I've seen the two of them in Hatfield - boy, that Snezana's fit! Certainly nothing to sneeze at :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    And I thought it was only me had the hots for Sneza. Very reassuring.

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    Lisa Williams about 3 years ago

    Nev- glad enjoyed and name meant something- chose it as Slavic name meaning Snow Woman.

    p.s.Drew and Nev you're incorrigible xx

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