Saving Sanity

Prince Vincenzo and servant Suarez gazed from their boat to the castle one hundred feet up. Periodically, servants flew out of the windows.

Suarez gazed at Vincenzo worriedly.

Vincenzo called, “Malpunzel, Malpunzel! Let down your hair.”

Moments later they climbed the raven locks of Malpunzel. In her quarters Malpunzel groused, “It’s about time!”

“We saw the servants,” worried Vincenzo.

“Them?” Malpunzel waved a dismissive hand. “They just jumped.”

Vincenzo noted Malpunzel’s hair was merely shoulder-length. “Princess. Where is your hair?”

She led them to a room with thousands of feet of hair.

“It grows so fast!”

Malpunzel preened, “It grows an inch every time I throw a tantrum.”

Moments later, the two swam to their boat. Suarez said, “What did you tell her?”

“After you jumped out the window, I said I had to save you.”

“But I can swim!”

Vincenzo sighed. “I couldn’t tell her I was saving me!”
Written for What Pegman Saw:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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26 Responses to Saving Sanity

  1. Great twist on a very Grimm story!

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  2. I’d jump too. Disney probably won’t be making this one. Nice work.

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  3. k rawson says:

    Things got pretty hairy there! Entertaining and delightful!

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  4. Malpunzel! I guess she didn’t need saving from her tower as much as he initially thought. Well coiled and twisted. 🙂

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  5. A follicularly fun story, EagleAve – and no aliens – yay!! Hope I haven’t written too soon. Always a pleasure to read and comment on your stories. Always.

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  6. James says:

    Some damsels just aren’t worth saving. Well done.

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  7. Lynn Love says:

    They did well to escape while they could! Nice take on the prompt

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  8. Dear Eric,

    Malpunzel…oy. Hair-brained fun.



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  9. joetwo says:

    Typical princess, always giving out. Good one.

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  10. draliman says:

    Ha fun! A lucky escape, methinks 🙂

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