Updated date:

Fairytale Parodies: 100 words poetic short stories


Fairytale Parodies in 100 words

CAUTION: not suitable for minors


This is another 100 words-set (I already did one to the theme 'restaurant'). The theme is ‘fairytale parodies.’ This time, however I tried to make it a bit more difficult and added rhyme and rhythm, making these stories sort of a crossbreed between fairytales, short stories and poetry. You can see them as a little experiment, I don’t think all of them worked out perfectly. I have one favourite, but I’m not going to say which, I don’t want the power of suggestion working against me. Please indicate which one you liked best in the poll below, just for curiosity’s sake.

Another thing: I had to push to the limits of my knowledge of English, and I do claim some grammatical freedom, but if you are a native, please point it out if there’s something that’s absolutely unacceptable. Then I’ll go through that counting hell again and try to fix it.

I. The Necromonger

Long ago and far away,

there rode a prince, along a winding way.

Through darkest forests he would stride

looking for a pale white bride.

Then one day, quite by chance

and pressed by want of some romance,

he came across an open chest (of glass)

in which a girl was lain to rest.

He her did bestow with so much X and O

until when, she came to breathe again.

The noble rose – appalled –

stuck up his righteous royal nose.

With great speed, he climbed his steed

and made off with haste.

For living girls, he had no taste.

Author’s note: This one, like the entire idea to lead to this pointless and time-consuming though fun process, was inspired by an interview I saw not very long ago. In it was a woman claiming how she’d gotten more critical over the years, especially when reading fairytales to her little girls. She said she asked questions she never asked as a child, like “Who is this prince? And what the hell was he doing in those woods all by himself in the anyway?!” I thought that was hilarious. I never really got the whole kissing thing in Snow-white anyway. I mean, come on, the girl was dead for God’s sakes, even if she came to life after... So there you have it. Twisted little tales like this just need that kind of onset, don’t they?

II. Cinderella

Stepmom thought, well to her glee,

as Realdad dropped onto his knee:

(I’ll call him honey, then spend all his money)

“For all my raid, I have a maid!”

When stepmom asked – after many wars –

if she’d be so kind, as to sweep the floors?

Cinderella got on her high-heeled slippers,

arranged her skirt, closed all the zippers

and at a given point, dropped her booze and joint

fresh from under the covers and her many lovers,

laughing like a goat,

she shoved the mop down stepma’s throat

filmed the whole thing through

and put it up on Youtube too.

Moral of the story: you just can’t try that sort of thing with youngsters anymore... But, to have even the moral rhyme, that would make something along the lines of “kids these days, take it from me, just aren’t what they used to be.” And sometimes it’s a damn good thing too.

III. Little Red Cap

She hopped along the forest path

“Little Red Cap, Little Red Cap”

when suddenly one cried with wrath:

“The nerve! Who comes to take my turf?”

The girl was shocked, as can be found,

she nearly tumbled to the ground.

“No, sir wolf”, said she, “no, not me.”

Then the wolf got keen, hardly could he mask it,

to find out what was in her basket.

He launched forward with a yelp,

she could not even cry for help

and from her blazer, pulled out a taser.

To her grandma she then wrote,

soon to send a new fur coat.


Kristen Mazzola from South Florida on April 04, 2013:

Wonderfully written! My favorite was Cinderella! I really like how the moral of the story is so true and to the point for all of them! Great work!

Xinguang on May 14, 2012:

I did enjoy the quirkiness of the first one, especially. Some of the setups for fairytales reeeeally don't bear up under scrutiny - Sleeping Beauty, for one, and The Goose Girl too. Anyway, fun little stories - nice job!

shrey on July 20, 2011:

vry bad

Stories Inc. (author) on December 31, 2010:


Don't go telling everybody now, it's our secret ;)

tnderhrt23 on December 31, 2010:

smiles....how did I know that??? Guess I'm a good guesser!!!

Stories Inc. (author) on December 31, 2010:

(The first one, but shhh ;))

tnderhrt23 on December 31, 2010:

I'm curious...which is Your personal favorite?

Stories Inc. (author) on December 31, 2010:

Hi tnderhrt23,

that's very nice of you to say that, it's hard for me to see what effect they have on readers, I hoped they were funny (they are parodies after all), but there is no way of telling. Good to know I made someone laugh. =D

And New Year's blessings to you too!

tnderhrt23 on December 31, 2010:

This was a fun read, Stories! Made me chuckle more than once! That is always a good thing! I really liked the twist in the end of your first piece...quirky and dark, but I found it pretty funny! My favorite is Red Riding Hood, though. I love the thought of her conquering the wolf and sending Gramma a new fur coat! You go, Red! New Year blessings to you! ps I love your pic too!

Stories Inc. (author) on November 25, 2010:

Well, I wasn't going for word class literature with this, it was just meant as an exercise :) I didn't expect them to be original, at least not the last of them. Little Red Riding Hood has been parodied in similar ways plenty of times. It was more the form and the word limit that mattered to me, rather than the content.

Glad you stopped by and welcome to HubPages!

KeatonFoster from Florida on November 25, 2010:

good, but not so original...cheers

Related Articles