FC: Rapunzel Fractured Fairy Tale | By: Carson Burch
1: Long, long ago in a house that overlooked a beautiful garden lived a childless couple. One day they found that they were at long last going to have a baby!
2: Their days passed in happiness but alas! the wife fell ill. She would eat nothing and the husband was worried that she would die if she didn’t eat. He tried to tempt her with many good things but she refused everything. “But you must eat something, my dear,” he begged her. “There is a herb called Rapunzel in the garden next door. I will feel better if I can eat that,” she said.
3: The husband’s heart sank when he heard her. This garden was owned by a wicked witch who would let no one enter. But he loved his wife very much and so with a pounding heart, he decided to go into the garden at a time when the witch wasn't there.
4: He had been able to pluck the herb but as he was about to leave, the wicked witch came back. “You thief! How dare you enter my garden?” she screamed.
5: She threatened to put a curse on him. He fell at her feet and begged, “Please don’t curse me. If my wife doesn’t eat this herb, she will die. She is going to have a baby and is very ill.” The witch stopped to think awhile. “I will let you go on one condition. You will give me the baby after it’s born.” The poor man had no other way out but to agree.
6: He took the herb to his wife and she soon recovered and gave birth to a beautiful girl. But because of the agreement the witch came to take the baby away. She took her and named her Rapunzel and took her away far away and locked her in a high tower.
7: The tower had no doors or stairs. There was only a window on top. The only person who Rapunzel ever saw was the wicked witch. Rapunzel grew up to become beautiful with pretty eyes, a beautiful voice, and her golden hair grew very, very long. All day long, when Rapunzel was alone, she would sing.
8: Every day, the wicked witch came to the tower with food. She stood at the bottom of the tower and shouted. “Rapunzel! Let your hair down!” Rapunzel would drop her long braided hair through the window. The witch used the hair as a rope to climb into the tower.
9: One day a Bigfoot prince was passing by and heard her sing. He fell in love with her voice and came to the tower every day after that to hear her sing. The next day, the prince too called out to Rapunzel. Since he was so tall he could see her in the window, and After that, the prince came to meet Rapunzel every night.
10: Alas! the witch soon discovered the Bigfoot prince with Rapunzel. She put a curse on the Bigfoot prince which he became blind. She banished Rapunzel into the desert far away.
11: Many years passed. The blind Bigfoot prince wandered alone and finally reached the same desert that Rapunzel lives in. One day, he heard familiar voice singing. Following the sound he found her.
13: The prince took Rapunzel to his Bigfoot kingdom and they lived happily ever after.