SCARY TALES | The Happy Ever (Cr)afters

A satirical take on some of the fairy tales we’ve grown up with. Can you guess each of the four Scary Tales? 🤓

You know I kind of hate you 
With your magic and your spells
Always trying to help folks
Always being so swell
My father’s on his own trip
Marrying yet again
I wanted all his attention
Now of my existence you’re the bane
So I’m going to show you up as
The evil step mom in the wings
Going to booze and then I’ll snooze
And await my Prince Charming

I’ll do you better with my step fam
A mother and her progeny!
I curse the day I met them
The entire simpering family!
I’m irked by their sweet faces
These step sisters of mine
Always minding their Ps and Qs,
Dimpling their saccharine smiles.
I’ll raise a big fake scandal
Of their meanness and their pride
Pater will have no choice
But to have them thrown outside.

I’m a bit of a peculiar one
I loved my solitude
Until father brought in New Mom
My lonesomeness to loot
Always laughing, always nice
so gleeful and alive
I’d been cringing night and day
At her effusive vibe
So I plotted insidiously and
By and by got myself out
I now have my own tower
For my tresses and my gout.

You’ve all taken so long to weave
Yourselves into this rhyme
We got rid of our step mom
One bread crumb at a time.
She insisted on healthy food
And also bushels of love
Ugh! No! We wanted none of that
So we arranged for withcy stuff
Old Dame Crone opened her home
To us to live with her
Ice cream and pizza off the doors
In bed, Twix and Ferraro Rocher!

The old wives tales of mean step moms
Are a riot and a half
But we are not complaining; No!
We’re having the last laugh
Princesses and Cinder-gals
We’ve all got our own quirks
And truth be told, we oft unfold
Into audacious jerks
These scary tales are the flip side
Of the happy ever after
Sometimes the cackle that you hear
Is our malificent laughter.

Published by Mahvash K. M.

A wandering “desi” and a corporate chicken who’s flown the proverbial coop is what I currently am. Have chosen the sultry island of Sri Lanka for my wandering/ experiential activities. Writing something- anything really, has been on the bucket list for a great old while. Finally putting some pixel energy behind the cause! This blog is about a wide gamut of stories, opinions, ideas, characters, storms in teacups, extraterrestrials, food for the soul (and some not so much), space (of the cosmic and personal varieties), cutting edge psychoanalytic analyses, and sunsets (Dysania-struck so probably no sunrises!) – all presented to you from a wide array of coffee shops across my modest globe-trotting sojourns. Here’s to enjoying the ride together! https://www.facebook.com/Mahvash.Moht/

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