The Challenge was to write a short fifty word fairy tale that begins:
Once upon a time...
And ends .....happily ever after.
As promised the three best Fifty Word Stories, has chosen by me, are included in the extended post. Please understand that it was difficult, very difficult, to choose only three. There were more than three that deserve to be finalists, yet, I said three, and so, I chose three. Please also know, that I understand and appreciate how difficult it was to write a mini fairy tale with such a limited number of words. I know. I tried. In fact my entry was included in the comments of the original post. In case you are curious, I am Toast Girl, so named because I knew that I was toast with the level of creativity expressed by some of my blog-friends.
Thank-you to every single person who submitted a story. What a delightful reading experience you provided. As mentioned, I know it was difficult, which is why I will repeat this feature very soon.
Please do take a moment to read the three fifty word fairy-tales of the finalists and vote for your favourite. The winner will choose next Tuesday's Site of the Day. Voting will close Friday at midnight (EST). Yes, I will be contacting the "winner" sometime after that.
Please go read. Now. Then please vote. Now.
The Three Finalists
Once upon a time, a little girl discovered that loneliness was banished by a vivid imagination. She grew up, fell in love with the written word, married a man who encouraged her, and turned her childhood fantasies into characters in books. You know the rest: they lived happily ever after.
Once upon a time there lived a princess who longed to slay dragons. Her parents said "No," but her fairy godmother got her a horse, a sword and secret fighting lessons. She slayed the dragon, rescued the prince, and married him to her sister. They all lived happily ever after.
Once upon a time there lived three unfamous dwarfs, Happily, Ever, and After. They were kicked out of the more famous dwarfs' house after a scandalous event that led to years of therapy for Pinnochio. Anyway, they moved into three neighboring houses and lived that way, Happily, Ever, After.