Monday, August 13, 2012

My Entry for "What If" Blogfest - Comedy


It's "What If Fairytale Madness" Blogfest time- Yippee!


To participate or find out all the details, please click here.
My entry is below in three hundred words or less - excluding the title.







The Beautician and the Beast


I  wasn't always a princess.  I was once a beautician that groomed dogs, but then some strange luck led me to the prince.

My life was good when I had my shears.  I could turn any mutt into a bright eyed fox with a few snips.

A day came when my poor shears became blunt and I could no longer make a mongrel smile.  I knew I had to do something drastic.

I set out to find a replacement.

Deep in the woods where the path ended stood a lonely castle. I knocked once and a hairy beast answered.

“We don’t want any,” he said.

 “But, I’m here to ask for a pair of shears?” I squeaked.

“I have one pair but I need them,” he said trying to close the door.

I tried to think of something fast, “You look familiar. Are you related to…”

“…the prince?” he answered.

“Er…I was thinking more like Bigfoot,” I said.

“No!” he growled.

“A hideous witch transformed me into this. I should have requested to be a scaly dragon then be cursed with all this hair,” he whined.

I promised the beast I’d help him, but first I just need to borrow his shears.

I washed behind his ears making his tail wag.

I chopped and styled his hair making it fall off nicely.

Whoa unexpected! What a hunk of a prince, he was.

But only for a moment!

His hair magically grew right back making his heart sink.

I tried once again, but the hair returned.  I gave him back his shears.

When in Rome, I thought.

 I grew mine out too. 

I had leg hair long enough to braid and pits longer than Rapunzel’s mane.

The beast and I were married and lived hairy ever after.  

23 comments:

  1. I love how the Beast answers the door, and then living harry ever after! Your story made me smile!

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  2. LOL!
    Oh my gosh! So hilarious! *still laughing*
    Great entry! A totally hilarious spin on Beauty and the Beast!

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    1. Hi Leigh, thanks so much for hosting and your kind words!

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  3. Hehehe. An enjoyable story. It's playful and fun.

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  4. Very entertaining, Jen! I really enjoyed it. What a clever twist on the original! :)

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  5. hahaha! Very cute. Adored your twist. :P

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  6. Very clever and funny. Your ending really surprised me. Loved it!

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  7. That was good. I haven't seen as many comedy entries. I think that's a tough one. But you had me chuckling all the way through. :)

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  8. Brilliant, Jennifer! Lots of fun for the reader...I'm sure it was fun for the writer, as well. :)

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  9. Hey,

    You had me at "The Beautician and the Beast" :)

    Loved the Comedy and the visuals (except the hairy beautician legs :)

    Glad you didn't choose Tragedy... otherwise it might have finished with a hairy ending :)~

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    1. Thanks for hosting Mark! Glad you liked it and thanks for pointing out my typo discretely - :)

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  10. Love it! Lol. Sounds like marriage anyway, when the shaving pretty much stops unless you have to wear a dress.

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    1. Hi Cassie, you are hilarious! Thanks for hosting this!

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  11. Oh gosh, thanks everyone *blush blush* I did have this in rhyme and it was a disaster. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words.

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  12. Hairy pits...ewwww! Thanks for the chuckle!

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  13. Oh wow this is funny!! Nothing says love like growing out your hair I suppose. But hey, I'm not married so I'm no expert on this :P

    Samantha
    Writing Through College

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  14. Some great lines in this - esp. the Bigfoot bit and hairy ever after. Better than the original!

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  15. Hope & Jenna- Thanks for stopping to read mine :)

    Samantha- Thank you for the kind words. I'd say it's true about being hairy and happily married ever after just half the time lol.

    Nick- You're too kind! Thanks for reading and following:)


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  16. Jenny, I haven't been to your blog in so long, and I've missed it! What a great story- I love this twist! That Bigfoot comment had me laughing out loud!
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

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    1. Oh, thanks so much Tracy! So glad it made you laugh. I'm going to hop right over to see what you've been up to as well. It's been a busy summer for me so I haven't been visiting too many blogs lately.

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