Tuesday, 14 August 2012

'What If' Blogfest

Welcome to the "What If?" Fairytal Madness Blogfest hosted by Mark, Leigh, Cassie and Morgan. Thank you guys for such a great idea.So a little breakdown of the teams involved. There's Team Tragedy, Team Love Story, Team comedy and Team Plot Twist.

Here are the rules:

To enter:
Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"
Then, pick one of these four categories:
· Best Plot Twist
· Best Love Story
· Best Tragedy
· Best Comic Relief
Other Rules:
· Post your story during the week of August 13 to 17.
· Flash Fiction – 300 WORD MAX. (You don't have to tell the whole story in three hundred words. Pick what works to illustrate your point.)

I'm on :

I'm a big fun of Beauty and the Beast, but I keep asking myself: Did Beauty really end up marrying Beast? What if she never did? Read on to find out. :)

The church doors slammed open. Beauty’s eyes travelled the cold stone path that lead to Renault, her future husband, his chest puffed out. Her sisters sat on the front row watching her, white handkerchiefs in their hands, dabbing at their eyes.

She took a deep, shaky breath, eyes on the floor. Her thoughts yanked her back six nights ago when the villagers led by their mayor, Renault, arrived in masses at Beast’s castle thirsty for blood. Renault had demanded to see her and informed her of father’s arrest, incriminated with embezzling village funds and other sins she was sure he hadn’t committed.

After speaking to her weeping father, he’d confirmed his innocence. He’d been framed. Renault had finally found a way to force her to marry him.

Her thoughts fluttered back to Beast, remembering the state she had left him, face twisted in pain. He’d urged her to save her father. But who was going to save him? If she didn’t break the curse, he’d wither and die. It had been either father’s hanging or Beast.

Beauty lifted her gaze from the floor sprinkled with rose petals, and to her sisters. A piece of their mother was carved in each of their faces. Her eyes flitted to her father, his hat clutched in his hands, his wrinkled fingers fiddling with its rim. He seemed so old and helpless. Her heart bled for him. This was it. She placed one slippered foot on the first step. From a distance, a howl drenched in pain slashed through the air. She brushed her cheeks with her fingers. Her heart shattered a thousand pieces as she forced her feet forward to the man she’d call her husband for all eternity. The howling stopped. Something inside her chest spluttered and fizzled out as she stumbled on.

Thanks for hopping by and reading my snippet. Would you like to join the fun? The linky is still open. To read snippets from other participants:


  1. This is such a fun blog hop. Loved your entry!

  2. Ah! I'm waiting for the part where Beauty cuts off Renault's head on their wedding night. Great descriptions here -- I felt Beauty's pain and despair.

  3. I hate sad endings ... they are too much like real life. Great prose. It lured me right in. I went for a smile with Coyote the Trickster. :-)

  4. That's heartbreaking. I hope the beast got the mayor later.

  5. This sounds like a fun event and wow on the list of people taking part.

  6. I could feel Beauty's conflicting emotions...
    As for the mayor, he probably had to sleep with one eye open 'cos you never know when the beast will rear his ugly head...
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Noooo! I want the Beast to step in and rescue her. lol. Enjoyed your tragic twist on an old favorite. :)

  8. @Kelly,
    Thank you. It's really fun!

    LOL!I can imagine Renault's shock when he see's Beast looming before him. Thank you.

    Thank you. :) Heading over to read yours

    It is. I think that the mayor would just expire on the spot if Beast appears. :D


    It's totally fun!

    Thanks! LOL..the mayor won't have an easy night. Thanks for visiting mine as well. :)

    LOL... I think Beast might swoop in on time.. :D Thank you.

  9. Great entry, Cece! How do you find the time?

  10. A tragic plot twist if there ever was one! Well put. Great to meet you on the blog hop.
    A2Z Mommy and What’s In Between

  11. @Lee,
    LOL..Thanks.:) I try to snatch slices of time. very hard to catch at times

  12. @Tracy
    Thank you Tracy, It's great to meet you too :)

    It's a bit sad, the ending. But she hasn't said the vows yet ;)

  13. So sad! I really felt her pain. Great job!

  14. Renault! Ooh what a twist! Loved it.

  15. Um...and she sticks a knife in him? Poisons his beer? Or she could just make him really miserable. I think the beast died.

  16. NOOOOO!
    So sad. So very, very sad. :(
    This is an awesome entry - so beautifully done.
    Thanks for being part of this fest!
    It's been a blast!

  17. J.A


    Thank you :)

    hahah I like the way you think, Lauren. Yes he died :(

    Thank you. :) And thanks for hosting this awesome fest.

  18. This is really well done. I felt her anguish. The cry of the beast was really eerie!

  19. Aw :( Just take a crossbow to the yucky guy, save your daddy and go get your beast!!! :)