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.  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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. :)

  8. Very fun, Jennifer!

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

  10. 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 :)~

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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

    Writing Through College

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

  16. 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:)

  17. 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

    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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