Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 4

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The poor child was now all far from the comfort of her Palace. She was very wary about her new Guardians. So afraid was she, that she tried with all her might to open the door. But the door simply didn’t budge. Taking pity on her futile attempts, the dwarfs informed her that she was now under their spell in their magical realm. The stubborn little, blue door that remained shut was the only way out. She was to be under their care until she mastered all the virtues that were essential for a young Princess.

Princess Pitch Black was rather used to charming her way out of tight spots. Even after all these years, the palace staff weren’t immune to her charms. However, the seven dwarfs were much more smarter and not so gullible.

Life at the dwarfs’ humble dwelling was in stark contrast to the sheltered life she had led at the Palace. Every day the seven dwarves left for their respective occupations. Despite the poking and prodding that she had done, she was still clueless about whatever it was that they did to earn a livelihood. Pitch Black had given up on devising ways to escape. She knew that it was pointless and resigned herself to her fate. She learned to keep house for them, cook, make beds, wash, sew, and knit, and keep everything clean and in order – tasks that she never used to bother herself with, back at the Palace. At the Palace, she always had numerous maids and helpers to take care of all of that. Unknown to Pitch Black herself, all the menial labours taught her numerous life lessons that books and famed tutors had failed to teach her.

Meanwhile, back at the Palace, the King grew restless about Pitch Black’s prolonged absence. But Queen Rowena reassured him that she was safe and under the guidance of her trusted advisors. Every day she asked her magical mirror:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is the wisest of all?
And always it answered…

(To be continued… tomorrow)

This is Part 4 of 7. Stay tuned to explore Pitch Black’s story. The next part will be published tomorrow.

This story is a part of my Twisted Fairy Tale series.

This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.

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72 thoughts on “Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 4

    1. Thanks to your comment, I remember that the post had not been published even though I had scheduled it. I went back to check and it was accidentally scheduled for tomorrow! But I’ve re-scheduled it to be published today. So part 5 will be published after 2.5 hours

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  1. This reminds me a little bit of stories of rich princes or princesses having to live among their own people for a while where they start to learn valuable life lessons about what the real world is like outside the palace walls – a little like a Disney Princess Story. I’ve always loved those because they show people how much of an impact being away from your current environment, learning about others, and doing menial tasks can teach you about life. Well done on another great section of this story πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Now that I think about it, it does resemble that! Yes, that certainly has an impact. Thank you so much for being so involved in Pitch Black’s story, Simone. Thanks a lot.. I’m so happy to hear that πŸ€©β€οΈπŸ€—

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