Friday, January 30, 2015

The Princess Who Wanted A Frog

Once there was beautiful princess. She had kissed a frog that became a Prince. Now, she lived in a great big castle. Her husband was a rich and handsome prince. So of course, she lived happily ever after, didn't she? Well, not exactly.

Living with the Prince was not easy. He was a spoiled Prince. He was used to having other people do things for him. "I'm hungry." he would say.

"If you're hungry why don't you get yourself something to eat." suggested the Princess.

However, the Prince wouldn't do that, he sent people to get it for him.

He was a lazy prince. "Let's go out and see our subjects." said the Princess.

"Let the people come to us instead."  said the Prince.

The Prince was boring. He never wanted to do anything. He just wanted to sit on his throne and watch TV.

The Princess was so tired of living with the Prince. She was better of with the frog. She missed the frog. She wanted the frog back. She went in search of someone who could help her.  Anyone she saw that she thought could help her she stopped and asked "Can you help me turn my Prince into a frog?"

She met a Wizard. The Wizard said "Sure I can turn a frog into a Prince."

"No! No!" exclaimed the Princess. "I have a Prince I want a frog."

"That's not how it works!" cried the Wizard. "That's not how any of this works." He went off mumbling to himself.

"I didn't mean to upset him." said the Princess.

Next, she found a Magician. "Can you turn my Prince into a frog?" she asked hopefully.

"No." replied the Magician, "but I can pull a rabbit out of a hat."

The Princess sighed unhappily and continued her journey. She had never realized it was going to be so hard to turn a Prince into a frog. She thought that was the easy part. She thought turning a frog into a Prince was the hard part. After all, after you kiss a few frogs and they don't turn into Princes who wants to keep it up. Well, if they knew what they were in for, they would never start kissing frogs in the first place. They would just let things be.

The Princess walked and walked for miles and miles. She couldn't find anybody who could help her. Her body was sore and her feet were aching. Princesses are not used to walking that much and their shoes are not made for it.

Finally, she sat down on a log to rest a little bit before heading home. She figured she was going to be stuck with the Prince. She supposed there could be worse things. She could have been turned into a frog herself. Just because she wanted the Prince turned back into a frog did not mean that she wanted to be one herself.

Suddenly a voice startled the Princess. "Who goes there?" it asked loudly.

"I am the Princess." replied the Princess. She looked around to see where the voice was coming from.  She could just make out a shadowy figure in the distance.

"What are you doing on my land?" said the voice. As the figure came closer, the Princess could see that it was an ugly old witch. The Witch had a pointy nose and crooked teeth.

The Princess was happy to see the Witch. She was sure the Witch could help her. "Hello."  she greeted the Witch warmly.

The Witch was used to people being afraid of her. She did not understand why the Princess was not. The Witch gave the Princess her best evil smile.

The Princess ignored it. She said "I need your help."

The Witch was stunned. She took a step back. "Witches don't help Princesses." she croaked in her best evil voice.

The Princess ignored that too. She just went on talking. "I need you to turn my Prince into a frog."

"I don't turn frogs into Princes." stated the Witch. "Wait a minute!" she cried after realizing what the Princess had said. "Did you say you want to turn the Prince into a frog?"

The Princess nodded her head in agreement.

"Sure, I can do that!" exclaimed the Witch. That would not be against her Witches code because that sounded evil. The Witch mixed the Princess a potion. It looked scary and green and it was full of all kinds of weird stuff. "Just put it in his dinner, and he won't see it or taste it." she promised.

The Princess went home and made dinner. "Come my darling. I've made your dinner." she called sweetly to the Prince.

"I thought we'd go out to dinner." replied the Prince.

"Seriously," exclaimed the Princess. "Now, you want to go out?"

"Not really." said the Prince changing his mind. The Princess laid his dinner  out in front of him. "Aren't you eating too, my sweet?" he asked.

The Princess shook her head. "I had a big lunch." she explained although she really hadn't had any lunch she'd been to excited to eat.

The Prince shrugged and took a mouthful of food. "This taste's funny." he complained.

"But the Wi..." the Princess started to say but she caught herself just before she mentioned the Witch. Instead she said, "Your just not used to it, dear, because you've never had it before."

The Prince nodded thoughtfully thinking that made perfect sense. He continued to eat. Just as he finished eating, there was a big puff of green smoke and he disappeared. In his place, appeared a little green frog.

"Yes!" cried the Princess happily.  She was so happy that she picked up the little frog and kissed it. There was another puff of smoke but this time it was purple smoke. The frog disappeared and the Prince reappeared. Of course, he was much to big to fit in the Princess' hand so he fell on the floor.

The Prince was not sure what had happened or why he was suddenly on the floor.  "I had the strangest daydream." he said.

The Princess put her head in her hands and sighed.

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