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Tiny Story: The Confessions

The Prince kissed the sleeping Princess anxiously over and over again. Nothing happened!

His Squire let out a breath of relief, and said meaningfully, “I told you, she needs True Love’s first kiss!”

“I just needed to try. If the world’s most beautiful woman can’t make me fall in love with her…”

“It’s alright. Nobody would know. We can report that the Princess was dead.”

“I would know,” he slumped down on the floor next to the bed in defeat.

The Squire, now anxious, reminded him the urgency of the situation, “Let’s get out before the dragon regains consciousness.”

“And go back where? To my parents? Who sent me on a quest to become Dragon fodder? They knew I could never marry her.”

(Hesitating) “Nobody needs to know we survived the quest… We can go away; buy a farm… I can help you run it. It will be a hard life though.”

“I don’t care about luxury. I will have you.”

“Me too!”

Author:

I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at shailygrwl@gmail.com or through my Facebook page facebook.com/shailyagrawalwrites/

26 thoughts on “Tiny Story: The Confessions

    1. Thanks Ngozi. My company supports all genders and ran a series of interviews with LGBTQ+ employees. It was sad to hear how these people had been treated in their home–how one of the parents declines to see what’s clear as day. Two of my favourite managers are LGBTQ+ and they are awesome people. They accepted who they are and their families are fine with it. It helped become what they are today.

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      1. Thank you, Ngozi. I hope keep I getting inspired. A lot of times, it feels that the stories are writing themselves. I don’t write them consciously. I just keep putting one line after the another and it ends into a story.

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    1. Thank you, Pete! I hope people will understand that transcending gender roles/identity is not the latest trend. It is a state of being for 5% people around the world since ancient times. In ancient India, ‘Kinnar’ (people with gender under question) were employed in women security and education. They held high and respectable posts in the Royal circle. It was only with time that they lost the respect.

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      1. I just wish they are now accepted as normal humans. I follow a blog whose writer often writes about his procedure of gender transformation. His struggle with himself is painful.

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