“Good news!” proclaimed the Prince to Harold, his closest friend and future best man. “She accepted!”
“Congratulations!” Harold beamed, already searching on his mobile phone for a suitable outfit. ‘Exciting times at the castle,’ he updated his Facebook page.


She wore a cream dress and a silver tiara on their big day.
Her mother snapped a photo with her phone and uploaded it to Facebook. ‘My baby is all grown up.’


“Are we lost?” she asked.
“I know exactly where we are,” he answered.
‘Taking in the scenery,’ she posted onto Facebook.

The prince finally shut off the GPS and asked a shop assistant for directions after passing the same fountain for the third time.
“Turn right at the stop sign. At the third traffic light, we’ll see the Inn,” he repeated the directions. “There it is!” shouted the prince, his dignity restored.


An overhead sign showed a barrel. ‘Lovely,’ the princess rolled her eyes. ‘We arrived safely. It’s incredible!’ she posted her latest update.


“Honey, be a darling and make us a hot drink?” asked the prince. “I’m parched.”
“I thought my days of slaving after people were over,” mumbled the princess, switching the kettle on. ‘Our room is gorgeous,’ she posted on Facebook, with a snapshot of the room.


The prince couldn’t sleep. Dust from the years of cleaning affected the princess’ sinuses. He updated his Facebook status. ‘Married to the most beautiful girl in the world. I can watch her sleep for hours,’ not mentioning that it would be humanly impossible to sleep with the racket her sinuses were causing.


The next morning the prince asked, “Honey, would you please make me a cup of coffee? My program is on.”
“That’s it,” she snapped. “I’m phoning the Fairy Godmother!”
“I’ve seen this episode before,” he lied. “Let me make you a cup of tea.”

She sat down and updated her Facebook status. ‘Married to the best husband in the world… making me tea while I relax!’ She added a photo of the view for effect.

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Greene M Wills
Greene M Wills(@greene-m-wills)
1 year ago

A royal wedding on spotlights, with a twist of Facebook and protagonism… I wonder whom they are…
I absolutely love it!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Well done, Cinders – get the husband trained from the outset! I love the modern-day take on after the fairytale ended, Marianna, and the threat of a call to the fairy godmother was really quite inspired! Good job!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

What a great story, Marianna. Loved all the Facebook entries, based on a life wished for rather than lived! The Princess will always have the upper hand while the threat of the Fairy Godmother hangs over the Prince’s head! Well done!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 year ago

Posting everything on social media seemed to diminish reality and call attention more to the fairytale like qualities of their happiness together. So funny that the bride used a threat of the Fairy Godmother to curtail her husband’s royal commands. Thanks for your humorous writing Marianna.

1 year ago

A very enjoyable story, Marianna! I love the combination of old-world fairy tale and modern social media. I don’t do Facebook myself, and now I can see why!!

musing mind
musing mind(@musing-mind)
1 year ago

Lovely story. The Facebook-post effect has enhanced the story a lot. The thought behind the story development is remarkable. I have the same reaction when I see all those lovey-dovey posts on Facebook.

Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

Great job, Marianna. I love the idea of social media and fairytales being melded together. I love that you used the Facebook platform as well, since everyone seems to portray their lives as being fairytale-like on there regularly. This was fantastic!

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