Apple [repost]


Witch, they named her, shamed her, and banished her from the kingdom. It was the King’s plot, so he could wed another.

From the forest people she learned of the wicked plague that would soon strike down all in the land, servant and noble child alike. The fairies saw the disgraced queen crying and gave her the magic antidote, hidden in an apple.

She disguised herself as a beggar and traveled back to the castle, where she enticed her darling daughter to bite. The little healers took the girl away and kept her safe until the plague had passed.


Written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge [99 words].

Image source unknown.

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27 responses to “Apple [repost]

  1. Oh I liked this Paula!

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  2. Very unique Paula! 😀 ❤

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  3. Great imagination.

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  4. I thought that only poison and worms came out of apples.

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  5. Although I would love to collaborate with you, I am exhausted now and I am in the middle of trying to create my post for Song Lyric Sunday.

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  6. Cool twist on an old tale🍎

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  7. I like your new twist on Snow White

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  8. What an interesting version of the story we think we know!

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  9. I liked the twist to the traditional tale.

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  10. Very charming, in at least two or three senses of the word. My humble opinion, you should write (longer) stories like this, if you can find this voice.

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