The Book

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


The Book

I have this book upon my shelf that has been passed down through four generations. It’s cover is not in the best of condition and the pages are beginning to look aged.

It is a book of fiction, of fairy-tales and magic. Castles loom up in to the clouds, mermaids comb their hair on the rocks. If the damsel should have a problem, a hero will turn up and resolve it. And the princess always gets her prince.

There is evil there too, in the shape of trolls, ogres, monsters and dragons. Oh, and let’s not forget the wicked witch who flies through the air on her broomstick, casting spells on all and sundry. But in this book, good always conquers evil.

Deceit gets its dealt with harshly. Lies are uncovered. The truth always wins, as does true love.

I used to adore this book but now I feel like tearing it to shreds, hurling it at the wall. I used to believe in fairy-tales but they do not come true. I want to destroy it, but I won’t.

What I will do is place it right at the back of the shelf where I will not see it again.


Submitted: June 03, 2018

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Mike S.

Sad that you feel this way, Hull

Sun, June 3rd, 2018 6:45pm

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Thanks for reading, Mike. Reality kind of destroys those fairy-tales.

Sun, June 3rd, 2018 11:48am

aleeha

Hey, I think so that although we are not the same children now who felt that fairy tales are true, we are grown up now but still if you let your thoughts and your imagination be a bit fancy(different from others) and a bit cute and to boost it up, you can still let those fairy tales and fantasy stories rest in your mind.What I mean is that we don't wanna stuck our mind with all the high school studies and boring stuff, we need bit these things too.
Anyway love the way of your writing.
Please read and comment on my writings too.
BYE :)

Sun, June 3rd, 2018 6:57pm

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Thanks so much for reading, Aleeha.

Sun, June 3rd, 2018 12:37pm

Vance Currie

I can't remember thinking any of the fairy-tales of my childhood were true ... except Santa Clause and then only because my parents told me so. Perhaps that has saved me from becoming disillusioned when I grew up.

Sun, June 3rd, 2018 8:43pm

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Well, I didn't either, Joe. But there was always a vague feeling that good times might come, maybe even a happily ever after. That is long gone now.
Thanks so much for giving this a read.

Mon, June 4th, 2018 1:09am

Tom Allen714

Nice story Hull, sometimes the fairy-tales don't come true till
the very end, maybe your story still has many chapters still left to be read...Tom...

Mon, June 4th, 2018 1:42am

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Maybe, Tom....but I doubt it. Thanks for reading.

Mon, June 4th, 2018 1:21am

Jeff Bezaire

As magical as they are, believing in fairy tales is like believing in a religion - it fills your head with false notions, breeds naivety and ignorance, and makes you more vulnerable to the monsters of the world. They're a great distraction; fairy tales are great for the imagination! I do love delving into them from time to time, but they're not stories I can relate to or accurately translate into the real world, as they're not meant to be.
Great write, Hully! A sombre piece that illustrates what it means to grow up and live in the real world.

Mon, June 4th, 2018 4:28am

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Nope, they sure are not! Thanks so much for giving this one a read, Jeff.

Mon, June 4th, 2018 1:23am

jaylisbeth

I think it's a well-crafted story, Hully!

Mon, June 4th, 2018 2:38pm

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Thank you, jaylisbeth.

Mon, June 4th, 2018 10:23am

Alexandra Lynsen

Wow, this might be one of my favorites among all your works, if not a favorite! So touching and surreal, yet completely relatable to those who still have the heart of a child, trying to navigate through the perks of reality without letting the child die.

Sat, April 6th, 2019 11:59pm

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Thank you so much for that, Alexandra, I'm glad that you enjoyed the read.

Sun, April 7th, 2019 10:36am

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