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Natalie Paquette

"A Modern Faerie Tale - The Frog Prince" by Natalie Paquette

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This was done for my children's literature class. It's stupid. ^-^ But it's made a number of people laugh so I thought I'd put it up here.

Completed in late April of 2004.

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     Although Charlotte was a princess, and traditionally beautiful just like in the faerie tales, things just weren't the same in this day and age. Her golden locks were cut into a fashionable bob, and the only "diamonds" she wore were actually coats of glitter nail polish on her fingers and toes. Her castle was done in a more modern style, and there were no enchanted forests left anywhere in the area. However, in her cultivated gardens, there was a shallow pool of water, and the rocks around its edges were comfortable for sitting. So it was that Charlotte came to sit beside this little pool one day after getting into an argument with her mother, the queen, about her extensive phone bill.

      "Oh, bother!" Princess Charlotte exclaimed as her phone vibrated in her pocket. It took great effort to rummage it out because her designer jeans were cut skin-tight. Grunting in a very un-princess-like manner, she yanked her little flip-phone free and watched in horror as it went flying and landed with a big "sploosh!" in the pool at her feet. "Oh, no!" she cried, pressing her manicured hands against the stones on the water's edge.

      "May I be of assistance, my lady?" a voice called from the rose bushes. Confused, and a little alarmed that someone had gotten past the security gate, Charlotte looked around but couldn't find anyone to place the voice to.

      "... who's there?" she ventured, and fixed her hair quickly. Whoever it was had a handsome voice, and the Princess wanted to impress him. There came the slight rustling of leaves, and then the voice said again,

      "Please, don't be alarmed." A large green frog jumped out from the roses, and Charlotte blinked in bewilderment.

      "... how can you talk?" she finally stammered, straightening up and putting a hand on her hip. The frog managed a sort of bow, which was awkward with flippers.

      "I am truly a Prince, my lady - but an evil cyber witch I met on a dating website turned me into a frog when I refused to go out with her. It is only the kiss of a Princess that can return me to my natural form." Charlotte stared, gaping at him. She had, of course, heard the old tales and knew that all Frog Princes were remarkably dashing once returned to their human form. Biting her lip and trying not to giggle, she smiled and said,

      "Well, I'm a Princess. Maybe I could help...?" The frog's mouth widened into a strange sort of smile, and puffing up his chest he said,

      "But first, I must help you, my lady! I shall retrieve what you've dropped into the pool!" Before Charlotte could stop him, the frog leapt into the water, which had become electrified with the charge from her phone. Covering her mouth in horror, the Princess gasped as the frog came floating up to the service, unconscious and twitching. Mortified, and afraid to touch him for fear of getting shocked, she ran back to her castle and never returned to the pool. ... who knew how scrambled his brain would be after such a shock? Charlotte didn't want to rescue a Prince who might drool.


Moral of the story: Think before jumping in headfirst. Or: Be careful of electrical equipment around water.

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17 Sep 2006:-) Elizabeth A. Hefty
Very cute. Congratulations on the Mod's Choice it was definitely deserved!

On a side note this story reminded me of the Superchic[k] song Princes and Frogs. Poor froggie. Stupid Princess Lol

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24 Dec 2006:-) Wolfgang smith
*falls out of his chair* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! That is flipping hilarious but a great idea
28 Dec 200645 Fairy in Santa Hat
Now, I haven't read many stories on elfwood but what I had read I hadn't liked. After reading four stories that I didn't enjoy in a row, I decided I'd stick with art. this humorous short story has changed my mind, however. Great job, I really had fun reading it! ;p
31 Jul 2007:-) Charlene 'The Amazing Bubble Girl' M. Mattson
I thought it was really cute!
12 Nov 200745 Elvira
Thank you so much for making me laugh, I really needed it today 2
23 Jun 200845 LegolasLuvr
AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA- AAAAAA!! This is sheer brilliance! Charlotte sounds like quite a conceited, stuck-up brat. And as for the frog, don’t get me started. This is a lovely, original take on a popular faerie tale. A giant cookie of lembas to the author!
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21 Jan 2010:-) Candice linn bobchak
that is so cute, what a sad ending.
14 May 2010:-) Paulette Diotte
This is wonderful! I’m going to use it in my English class (we’re looking at satire through fairy tales...writing a satirical version of a fairy tale). (Just to specify, I mean that I’m going to read it to my students and identify you as the author, not copy it! 10)
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'A Modern Faerie Tale - The Frog Prince':
 • Created by: :-) Natalie Paquette
 • Copyright: ©Natalie Paquette. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Faerie, Fairy, Frog, Modern, Prince, Princess, Tale
 • Categories: Humourous or Cute Things, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Parody
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2004-05-05 10:01:41
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