Friday, 30 January 2015

The Ugly Skin

She was unaware that she was being watched. 

2015-01-26 - BW Beacham
She removed the ugly skin she was in, thereby revealing her real beauty that dazzled under the full-moon's light, as she sang in her melodious voice and danced magically unlike any other dancer he had seen.

That cold night, he had pretended to have fallen asleep, then had followed his newly-wedded-wife into the woods when she went out of their house at bedtime as she had been doing for the past two nights...

Despite everyone's advise- "Don't marry her...she sounds and looks like a witch!" and their reasoning-"Because I said so!", he had inexplicably fallen in love with the "ugliest lady", proposed to her and married her. 

Having heard many bedtime fairy-tales from his granny, he guessed his wife's story that she might be under the powerful spell of a depraved witch and he quickly burnt the ugly skin she had removed...

(150 Words)

Have you heard similar bedtime fairy-tales? Have you acted differently even after people said- "Because I said so!"? Do share in the comments below.

Selected as a WOW Post here.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.       
Also linking with-
Three Word Wednesday- Cold, Depraved, Powerful        
Five Sentence Fiction- Bedtime                                                        
Mondays Finish The Story


  1. I loved your story! Thank you for participating and I hope that you return next week! Be well... ^..^

    1. Thanks a lot, Barb :) Welcome to my Blog!
      This was the first time I took part in 'Mondays Finish The Story'. Hope to be around!
      Be blessed.

  2. interesting take on this weeks prompt, completely different from the others, which is a good thing

    1. Thanks a lot, Claudia!
      Even I feel it's nice when people don't think exactly alike! It's the differences that make us interesting :)

  3. Good fairy tale, Anita. She had an intelligent and brave husband who broke the spell. Well done. :) --- Suzanne

    1. Lovely to hear from you, Suzanne!
      True. Nice to have a nice & wise spouse! Hope all are blessed! We need blessings & divine grace to break spells :)

  4. Good that he broke the spell by burning her skin. I just love you mingle all prompts as they were part of story always.
    It's always feels nice to read your blog :)

    1. Thanks for your kind words, MeenalSonal :)
      You do a great job of combining prompts as well!
      Do keep reading & commenting :)

  5. Wow! Would like to read more of such fairy tales from you!

    1. Thank you so much, Umang :)
      Have tried my hand at a couple of fairy-tales. Do check out my "Fiction" section :)

  6. I like the way you narrated the very known story to us, Anita :) It's a challenge to present it differently that people know already, and you have succeeded! I felt really good reading this. I feel good because, this story made me look at it differently. I felt, the ugly skin is nothing but, the ugliness in mind. Imagining everyone's ugliness being burnt like that of the heroine! How beautiful this world would be!

    1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words & observations, Sindhu.
      Yes, I did think of the same. If someone appears ugly to us, our eyes are to be blamed as 'beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder'. Wish everyone's ugliness (ugly thoughts & feelings) could be burnt. Our world would have been a beautiful place.


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