- You know at the start of the story the happy ever after ending is not for you.
- You’re probably going to end up dead.
- Your reputation will be shot to pieces by the end of the story.
- Any spell cast against the hero/heroine will not be allowed to work fully. See Sleeping Beauty for more on this. The girl wasn’t meant to sleep for 100 years, she had been meant to die!
- You will be on the receiving end of fairytale punishment, which is usually harsh.
- Unless you’re an ogre with a kindly heart (see Shrek), redemption is unlikely.
- You may be a talking animal but unless you are Puss in Boots, the likely outcome is facing a woodsman with an axe. And he will be in no mood to be reasonable.
- If you end up wearing a pair of red, enchanted shoes, you will dance to your death.
- If you try to ill treat a stepdaughter, some meddling busybody of a fairy godmother will scupper your plans and ill treatment. (The only good thing is she turns up late so you will get years of domestic slavery out of that stepdaughter first but what will happen when she gets her happy ever after ending? It will mean a new beginning for you… it’s unlikely to be a good one).
- You can guarantee if you mock anything that looks ugly, for example an ugly duckling, it will rebound on you. That ugly creature will turn into something so stunning it will make you look like the creature from the black lagoon.
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I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.