Mirror, mirror

Avatar Author: Bill Hartzia just another surfer of the sea of dreams, dipping into the waves from time to time and hauling the catch to the shore Read Bio

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The evil Princess gazed hopefully into the swirling mists of the strange mirror. For a moment they swirled faster, then they clarified into an aerial view of the castle.
“Pressure is falling to ninety over one-thirty and wind-speed is increasing. The outlook for the next three days is increasingly worse. Rain is expected this afternoon, becoming a downpour later on this evening and carrying on through until Wednesday. Take an umbrella with you,” said the mirror.
“Mum!” yelled the evil princess. “The mirror’s still broken!”
Down three turns of the stone spiral staircase the evil Queen was relaxing in what had been her predecessor’s sewing room. She was sat on a low stool upholstered with the pelt of the wolf that had pursued and eaten little Red Riding Hood. The simplest methods, she reflected, were often the best for hiding the evidence in plain sight.
“Mum!” yelled the evil Princess again, and the evil Queen sighed, and stood up.

View this story's details

Prequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a prequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Sequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a sequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Comments (4 so far!)

Average Reader Rating

  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Funny little idea for a story, though I didn’t fully get the Red Riding Hood reference. Still, a fun, evil moment in fairy tale land.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    if shes the queen, no one would accuse her of killing the wolf..so she wouldn’t have to hide the fur.. but i digress..
    i have been watching a certain 8 hour fairy tale movie lately, and this just fit in nicely. hee hee.

  3. Avatar B. Booth

    I love this! I want a magic weather mirror. :)

    (I also love the Tenth Kingdom like whoa. Mostly for Scott Cohen.)

  4. Avatar `spacetowrite

    aw, this is so cute. i love fairy tales – love the red riding hood reference.

This story's tags are