Building Prince Charming

As a writer, sometimes I write to entertain myself and have fun. The following piece is just simple fun. Enjoy!

Once upon a time there was little girl who was very happy. She loved chasing butterflies, splashing in puddles in her rain boots, and blowing dandelions. But more than anything she loved sitting in her mother’s lap listening to stories. And while she loved the little boy in The Giving Tree and the bunny in the Velveteen Rabbit, she was entranced by Snow White. She knew one day she, too, would have Prince Charming in her life. But after a while, the little girl grew up, leaving behind these stories and the comfort of her mother’s lap.

She traveled around the world, she studied and learned, she made friends and she saw wonders. One day she married and had a beautiful daughter to whom she read. They had a good life. Then the husband decided he had had enough and set the girl and her daughter free.

The girl realized she could do whatever she wanted in her life. She took some time and thought about what she wanted. She remembered her mom and all those wonderful stories. And she remembered Prince Charming and realized she had given up too soon and settled for something less. She decided she wouldn’t do that this time around. She deserved what she wanted.

The girl decided to make a vision board to bring her dream true. She went to the hardware store to collect the necessary ingredients. She decided she would tell her story using particle board painted red. She got copper wire to make a strong heart and chamois cloth to make soft hands. She got bamboo poles to make sturdy legs that could walk long, not minding a load. She found plumbing fittings for arms that could quickly and tenderly embrace. While thinking about how she could create lips that whispered softly and kissed passionately, she decided to look for duct tape because every do-it-yourself project needed some. She walked down the aisle of mixes and stopped abruptly catching sight of a stick of Manly Smiles and a two-part Masculine Strength epoxy.

And just as she got to what looked like Best Partner plaster, she felt someone come up behind her. She turned and looked up into the twinkling eyes of him, her Prince Charming. She smiled and so did he. They re-visited some of those stories, and then together created their own magical fantasies. And happily, with each other they truly lived. Ever after.


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