Modern Fairytale Love

Six Sentence Stories

“This app’s company has no ratings and no history on The page, so are you absolutely sure about this?” Devon looked up from his smartphone screen, where WishApp 1.0 blinked urgently for final confirmation.

“I have no doubts, only many, many regrets,” Roland lifted his chin stubbornly and nodded once, hard.

 Devon shook his head, wishing his friend had chosen something else within his price range, for transformation; a running cookie, a surly beast with curling fangs, a snowy swan with six brothers or ten — even a footman changed from a tiny mouse into a stamping horse that pulled a pumpkin carriage would be better than what he’d selected to get access to a princess.

“Just accept it, Devon, because this is how I’m writing my final chapter in the Book of Love,” Roland held his breath as Devon’s nail clicked the touch screen to accept, and then sighed happily as his outline blurred, swirled, and then surged like a gushing geyser, and collapsed with a soggy pop into a small green blob.

“Good luck buddy, and let me know if she has a cute, single sister,” Devon slid his phone into his jacket pocket as the palm-sized frog hopped toward a midnight, moonlit pond, located somewhere in between the before times and the after times, in a richly verdant summer land that not even our grandparents could have imagined.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

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28 thoughts on “Modern Fairytale Love

  1. Brilliant, sharp and funnily scathing!
    Ah, indeed, what would our grandparents make of all this?
    Loved especially: “a running cookie, a surly beast with curling fangs, a snowy swan with six brothers or ten” – hey, I know a certain duck who can slay cookies with just one quack… 😉

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  2. Smile*
    I’m with the others, skillful and creative reworking of a cultural standard (never pays to try and consider the worldview indoctrinated into generations of young people). And, more enjoyable by it’s restaging in the 21st C
    fun Six

    an ‘lol’ burden by thoughtful appreciation

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