We continue Chapter Two of our Fractured Fairy Tale with “Cindy’s Epiphany” by Emma. For the previous segment of this chapter by Ambassador Sherry Matthews, visit the Muse.
Lost in despair over the (now conjoined) stepsisters’ latest cruelty, Cindy threw herself to the floor and cried as if her heart would break. Why were they so mean to her? What was it that made them so black-hearted? What did she ever do to deserve this, and why would nobody help her? Cindy wished that someone could wave a magic wand and make her bad life disappear and be replaced by one full of love and light, and potato chips. (She LOVED potato chips.)
At that moment, Cindy saw a blinding bright light. She looked up, and when her eyes adjusted to the (wow, it was seriously bright) light, she saw a woman standing in front of her. “Hey chick, how’s it hangin’?”, said the woman. Cindy took the woman in for a moment, in utter wonder. She was beautiful, wearing a rainbow coloured skirt and flowers in her hair. She had shimmering golden wings, and silver sword at her side. Cindy looked closer at the pendant around her waist: “Guns n’ Roses?”, she said, faintly. “Oh, yeah!”, replied the woman. “I LIVE in Paradise City, baby!”, and she pumped her fists in the air.
“Cindy,” said the woman. “I am your Fairy Godmother, but you can call me Fairy G for short. I am here to help you with your hopes and dreams. You SHALL go to the ball!”
“Oh, Fairy G! Thank you so much!” Cindy was overjoyed. At last, she would meet the Prince, fall in love, and live Happily Ever After™. He would solve all her problems!
“But Cindy, WHY do you need the Prince?”, Fairy G asked gently. “Why do you think he will change your life?”
Cindy was speechless. Of course she needed the Prince! How in AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” was she going to be free of this hellhole and the awfulness of her evil stepmother and sisters? Surely only someone else could fix this, right?
“WRONG!” said Fairy G. “Cindy, there is but one lesson to learn in this life, and goodness knows, not everyone learns it in time. We all have the power to overcome our bad times and lift ourselves up. Within us all, the power and the light exists; we just need to learn to look for it inside ourselves.”
“So, I don’t need to go to the ball?”, Cindy asked with more than a little disappointment in her voice. “But, what about the music, the dancing, the potato chips? THE PRINCE!” she almost yelled it. Fairy G shrugged. “Well, you know, I heard the music will be awesome, and the most amazing potato chips you’ve ever had. And ol’ Princie-Boy apparently has a really great butt. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to “Unskinny Bop” on down there and check it out?” She smiled a smile of love, and quite a lot of mischief.
“YES!” cried Cindy. “I WANNA UNSKINNY BOP, BABY!”
Fairy G pulled the sword from her side, as it was also her magic wand. “Cindy, get ready girl, for the time of your life!”
She paused a moment, and said quietly, “You do know that I don’t really exist? That I am only here as you have found your inner strength?” Cindy nodded, and realised that she would NEVER be downtrodden again…or would she?
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