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Awakening Beauty

She woke up choking on it
the seed still stuck in her throat
hungover from drugged sleep
and a dream of seven mad kings.
An apple martini, a song beat cue,
everything leading to a man.

She found her dress on the floor
and her purse missing $20
but the keys intact.

From a dverse prompt

  1. June 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    ha. whew….and a promise never to drink that much again…smiles…good thing she only lost 20 bucks…ha…

  2. June 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    hahah….much different than the sleeping beauty waking…oy… beware of apple martini…smiles

  3. June 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Tee hee, I doubt this version will inspire a Disney movie!! But it made ME smile.

  4. June 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Oh wow, a very modern take on a not so happy not so fairy tale ending. Much more believable though sadly, nicely done.

  5. June 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Sorry I missed this new Disney version of ” Snow White”:)

  6. June 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Just no trusting those seven little men.

  7. June 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for all the comments! Yeah, not likely to be made into a cartoon soon…

  8. July 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Definitely got a chuckle on your retake of a classic, apple martini’s sound very dangerous and some lessons cost more than others, sounds like she got off easy!!

  9. January 17, 2014 at 12:08 am

    this is excellent. “a dream of seven mad kings” — very cool.

  10. January 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I think this was a great reminder of what not to do on a friday evening…

  11. January 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    very clever twist on the story…much more interesting than the original, though definitely at the blue end of the spectrum.

  12. January 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I mistakenly put this on the dverse link, so it’s an older poem now, but I’ve been waiting for quite some time for someone to notice how blue this particular Snow White is… 🙂

  13. January 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Too many variations of this in reality, I fear. You have a great ability to write economically. I’m so glad you posted both…which is fine except for Tuesday Open Link Night.

  14. January 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Great twist on the original.. she’s a lucky girl that someone can tell her tale. 🙂

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