Friday, 1 August 2014

Princess Or Witch?


The royal astrologer was being consulted about the Prince’s horoscope.

“He will have two ladies in his life shortly- a Witch & a Princess…”, he predicted confidently.

The Queen was very worried.

She inquired, “But, whom will he marry? How will he recognize the right girl for him?”
“Don’t worry, Your Highness! My advice- Just go with his choice. Don’t question him…”, he warned.

After doing some more calculations, he shared, “Another thing- If he marries the right girl- the Princess, then it will rain on his wedding night. But, if he marries the Witch, then there will be no sunrise the next day…”

The Queen asked him, “What do your stars predict?” 

“Who am I to predict, Your Highness? Marriages are made in Heaven. Only God decides…”, the astrologer shrugged. 

The Queen invited all the eligible girls of marriageable age to the palace.

The Prince interviewed each one of them and selected two of them.

However, one of them was the ugliest of all the girls, while the other lady was pretty & charming. 

He decided to know them a bit better before deciding.

The Queen still had the astrologer’s prediction in mind.

But, as she remembered his warning too, she had left the final choice to the Prince. 

The Prince chose the ugly lady to be his wife. 

The pretty lady, who claimed to be the Princess, was heartbroken… She vowed revenge. 

She threatened that she would get her father’s army and battle it out with the Prince...

On the day of the wedding, the public was wondering if their handsome prince had done the right thing by agreeing to marry the ugly lady, and then earning the wrath of the pretty lady…

The Prince got married to the lady he had chosen. 

After they had exchanged vows in the Church, the Priest told the Prince, “You may now kiss your bride.”

The moment the Prince kissed his bride, she got magically transformed to a pretty lady – she resembled the same lady whom the prince had rejected!

Everyone was surprised.

The bride then told them her story, “I am a Princess. I was coming to the Palace when a Witch swapped my looks with her’s! She thought the Prince would select based on looks! Now that he has married me, the spell is broken & the Witch is now powerless!”

There was a grand ball where the Prince & 'Princess' danced happily. 

Everyone was invited to a grand feast.

The Queen was still in a dilemma if her new daughter-in-law was really a 'Princess' as she claimed.

She thought, “For all one knows, she can be a Witch too! Witches can change their form easily! This might be a trick to fool everyone!”

The Queen then remembered the astrologer's words- "If he marries the right girl- the Princess, then it will rain on his wedding night. But, if he marries the Witch, then there will be no sunrise the next day…

…And it rained that night.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
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This Story has been chosen as a WOW Post HERE.
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I feel the Prince would have chosen the good-at-heart girl just like he did in this story :) 
Goodness & a beautiful heart wins!
Thus, Cinderella, irrespective of her looks, is destined to marry Prince Charming, provided he is good enough to deserve her!
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73 comments:

  1. Great story Anita. Looks aren't everything, it's what inside that counts.

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    1. Thanks Kiran :)
      Yes, we need the right heart & mind to recognize the inner beauty & worth...

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  2. heyyy thts a small yet a sweet story .. and it rained that night ..

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    1. Thanks Bhavana :)
      It rained means happy ending- she is the real Princess :)

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  3. Haha :) such a cute and quirky fairytale!

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! Thanks a lot :)

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  4. it has to be witch :P :P a very nice tale :)

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    1. No, Ankur, the Prince has married the real Princess! That's why it rained :)
      Thanks!

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  5. This could be a part of an awesome Children's book!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much, Red :)

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  6. What a story:) I am not a big fan of fairy tales but your story also has logic apart from being sweetly romantic. Enjoyed.

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Gitanjali :)
      Thanks for such kind words! The story came to my mind the moment I saw the prompt :)
      You too can contribute your story/post for the #WOW prompt.

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  7. lovely fairy tail, took me to some magical world

    Auspicious Rain

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    1. Thanks Cifar for such lovely words :) Magical :)

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  8. Wow I always love fairy tales with happy endings, it's impressive Anita nice job.....All the best for the wow post.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing such nice words, Arpita! Do keep visiting :)
      We share our love for Fairy Tales with happy endings then :) Best wishes to you too.

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  9. Awesome as ever. Liked your story. Liked the ending too. :)

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    1. Thanks Lancelot :) Delighted that you liked it :)

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  10. wow...so cute fairytale...You truly are explorer of miracles Anita :)

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    1. Thanks Priyu :) Glad you liked it!

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  11. I just loved it !! Really !! This is so different of you. I like fairy tales (no it's not just a girl's thing :p) And this can surely be converted into an animated short film for sure... Awesome :)

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    1. Thanks Anmol for such kind words.
      No, this is not unusual of me! I have written many Fairy-Tales that have been published in Tinkle magazine :)
      Glad you loved it!

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    2. Oh I did not know about that :) That's great :)

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  12. Cute!!! :) I would've been disappointed if there were any huge twists. Simplicity at its best :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Shashank :)
      Even I love Simplicity :)

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  13. Hey Anita, one more beautiful story as ever. Loved it. ..... :)

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    1. Thanks Priyashi :) Delighted that you loved it :)

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  14. Really liked this unique fairy tale..the prompt fitted well :-)

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    1. Thanks Uma :)
      We love Fairy Tales :)

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  15. That's what fairy tales are made of, Anita. Beautiful narration:) I say, WOW! WOW! WOW!

    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/wow-and-it-rained-that-night/

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    1. Thanks Vishal for such kind words :)
      Delighted that you liked it so much :)

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    2. Nice one Anita!!!
      I always like fairy tales, it makes reading more interesting

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    3. Thanks Madhavi!
      That's great to know. So do I :)

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  16. Anita applaud your story telling capability...I am sure this will make the cut in the WOW post....Also, tonight I know what story I am going to tell my son......kamal kardiya yaar....this is what I admire in folks like you....hats off...

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    1. Thanks Vidhya for such kind words :)
      Yes, this story won the WOW badge! Have included it in this post :)
      My daughter also loves such stories.

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  17. Anita your story took me down memory lane to my childhood days when the fairy tale with a happy ending ruled the roost. Keep writing dear girl.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Kalpanaji :)
      So glad to hear from you.

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    1. Most of us do, Datta :)
      Thanks for reading!

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  19. A lovely fairy tale, Anita! Loved reading it. WOW indeed :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Beloo! Delighted that you loved it :)

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  20. Awesome fairytale. wish I can weave one like you Anita.. jus wow! :)

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    1. Thanks Meera for such WOW words :) I too wish the same- that I can write like you :)

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  21. A delightful story. Enjoyed reading it. :)

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    1. Glad to learn, Deeshani! Thanks for visiting & reading :)

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  22. I Guess its the witch ...
    beautifully woven :)

    5 ways to wear a LBD

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    1. No, Ananya.
      It's the Princess whom he married. Thus, it rained that night!

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  23. Loved this story so so much. A beautiful read :)

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    1. Thanks for your lovely words, Purba :)

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  24. Beautifully weaved. Looks are often deceptive. :)

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    1. Sad that people judge us from our looks (& get deceived!) :)

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  25. You have raised a pertinent question through your story. Looks are often overrated.

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    1. Indeed Somali.
      High time the world values goodness...

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  26. Thats a nice story. I thought you had written it for the latest edition of indispire. Only at the end I realized it was a WOW prompt. I'd written one for it too.

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    1. Yes, I had read & commented for your thrilling sci-fi WOW story- 'A Hundred Rainless Years' :)
      I shared this story with the latest edition of IndiSpire as I felt it fits well with the prompt. Nice that you thought the same :)

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  27. Great story Explorer:) 'Magically' woven:):)
    Wish all witches transformed on being kissed;)

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    1. Thanks for your nice words, Amitji.
      That's a pertinent wish indeed! Lots of kisses & transformation of witches :P

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  28. Awwww!!! it's too good story....gave me feeling as if I'm going through my school story book but still holds me to 25+ age..Great read :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Akrati!
      Nice to go back on such voyages & relive our childhood through stories! I love such transportation too :)

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  29. What a sweet and quirky fairy tale Anita. Thoroughly enjoyed the read.. truly creative! :)

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    1. Glad that you liked it, Maitreni. Thanks for your kind words :)

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  30. Awesome story Soul-sis :) I loved the way you made the prompt so relevant :)

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Soul-sis :) Thanks!

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  31. Interesting fairy tale with an excellent message! :-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting & reading & sharing your thoughts :)

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  32. :)
    We need more princes like that. Then we'd have more girls 'feeling' beautiful. :)

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    1. Totally agree with you, Deepa.
      Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
      There's beauty in all of us. Depends on the beholder.
      Some people can make others feel beautiful.

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  33. Too good.. Could visualize every scene.. Absolutely wonderful..

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your nice words :)

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  34. Lovely.....
    that is one fab story Anita.I love fairy tales for the amount of imagination we can can put in it :)

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  35. What a sweet story Anita. Hats off to your imagination! :)

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  36. Reminds me of all the fairytales I read as a child.Good reading!

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