A Fairy tale retold – The Forlorn Bride


Cyndi-Ella was feeling forlorn as she was being led down the aisle of the church to marry the Prince.

Her eyes were swollen from all the tears she had been crying since she realised she didn’t love him after all. She had just been caught up in it all. The ball, the chase and of course anything to escape that horrible old stepmother of hers. She felt somehow that she had been caught up in a story, a fairy tale and she also felt that she wasn’t in control of her own destiny. The feeling of being trapped and not being able to make your own decisions was the most stifling and suffocating thing she had ever experienced. Even more suffocating than having to sleep in a dusty old cellar in her father’s old house.

Wearing that gorgeous cream silk dress and those fantastic satin high-heeled shoes that her glamorous fairy godmother had conjured up for her, she took another look at her Prince Charming standing by the altar. Yes, he was handsome and he seemed terribly keen on her, but he’d been a bit too obsessed somehow. She wasn’t sure he was quite mentally balanced. He seemed too determined to have what he wanted, whenever he wanted it. Also, if she was entirely honest with herself, she wasn’t at all sure she liked men at all. They seemed far too controlling for her liking. She hadn’t managed to escape from that awful cellar in order to chain herself to a man who was going to rule her for the rest of her life.

Half way down the aisle, she made up her mind. She pulled her arm away from the awkward old Lord Chamberlain, who had been commanded to lead her down the aisle, and ran quickly out of the church calling out for her Fairy Godmother.

She realised it was her fairy godmother who had truly captured her heart. What girl wouldn’t fall for someone who was so stylish and who could give her all the exquisite clothes and shoes she could ever want?

The End







3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge – Chic

I would like to thank 3CStyle for nominating me for this challenge. Please check out her blog below. Stylish and classy are definitely words that spring to mind when reading this blog.

3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge – Chic

This challenge was created and initiated by the creative and initiative-inducing https://aguycalledbloke.blog/

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector 

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day

Select 3 bloggers to take part in the ‘3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

Today’s Topic: CHIC

Well the topic of the day is Chic.

I am not so sure that I can wax lyrical about this topic with quite the obvious experience of 3CStyle.


This is me at my most dapper.


I see Chic as slightly different to style, just as I see Style as different from Fashion.

Fashion is temporary whereas Style is permanent.

Something can be cutting edge fashion, but look very out of date, very quickly.

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Where as Style is pretty constant and usually more subtle.

Chic on the other hand, I believe, is Style with an element of fun.

I think it has to have an element of ‘tongue in chic’ about it. (Major apologies for this Pun, i couldn’t resist).

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Could there be a better icon to help explain this than Audrey Hepburn? I think not.

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Oh and something to play us Out:


My Nominations:

The problem I find is that I have no idea if people want to take part, or have recently already been nominated, I wish to spread some fun, so If you are reading this and you wish to have a go and take up the baton, I pass it to YOU.

Have a nice day everyone.