A Rose for a Beauty

A rose for a beauty, a fair trade, I say!

My temper bests me. I like things just so, but I am no beast. I simply do not tolerate their standards for women.

I love you.

Take courage and my hand. Confess your heart’s desires. They shall become mine.

girl-2000923_1920– Written for YeahWrite.me Microprose Challenge #356. Prompt was to retell a fairy tale. WC 49. Photo by Brigitte Werner, from Pixabay.

Ariel the Angsty Teen Mermaid

There was a girl, who lived under the sea,
A bored teenager who wanted to be free
To walk upon the land and
Dig her toes in the sun-warmed sand
So, she traded her voice for a man, enduring conflict to a degree.

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– Written for Limerick Challenge Week 36: Fairytale. Prompt was “fairytale.” Photo from Wikipedia.