Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 7 (The Finale)

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Pitch Black longed for the beautiful apple, and when the peasant woman offered her a half, she could no longer resist the craving. She stuck her hand out and took the proffered half. She had barely taken a bite when the little blue door opened. She was finally free! The old peasant woman was gone, and in her spot stood Queen Rowena, her stepmother.

The Queen looked at her with motherly tenderness and love, laughed loudly, and said, “Dark as coal, brave as a lion, and wise as an owl! The dwarfs have served me well. This time the dwarfs’ spells won’t stop you from leaving, my dear. Come back with me to the Palace. You shall be the Crown Princess. The King, your father awaits your return.”

Queen Rowena and Pitch Black went back to the castle. Pitch Black’s homecoming was celebrated with great splendor and majesty. The entire kingdom was invited to the feast.

The three of them lived happily. As the years passed, the King’s health started to decline and Pitch Black got more involved in the matters of the kingdom, under the wise guidance of Queen Rowena. After a few years, the King’s health rapidly declined and soon, he died. With the King’s death, Pitch Black was no longer the Crown Princess – she was to be crowned the Queen!

On the day of Pitch Black’s coronation, Rowena stepped before her magical mirror and said:

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who in this land is the wisest of all?

And the mirror answered:

You, my queen, are wise; it is true.
But the new Queen is a thousand times wiser than you.

At last, Queen Mother was truly delighted and proud of her child. That was the last question she ever posed to her magical mirror. She covered her magical mirror and put it away.

Queen Pitch Black was the wisest Queen any kingdom had ever had. Under her rule, the kingdom flourished more than ever and all of its subjects remained happy and content.

The End

This is Part 7 of 7. I hope you enjoyed Pitch Black’s story. It was hard to compress such a long story into one blog post. That’s why I split it up into seven parts. Seven seemed fitting because, well, you know, there are seven dwarfs!

As you may have noticed, I added a lot of twists to the classic story. This is a re-telling after all and I did my best to do away with the following stereotypes:

  1. Beauty isn’t all about being fair-skinned. That is one concept that skin whitening creams thrive on. I really wanted to debunk this concept. Hence, Pitch Black.
  2. All stepmothers are not evil. There are ones like Queen Mother Rowena too.
  3. All fairy tales don’t necessarily need a Prince Charming or any element of romance. Love comes in all forms. It’s not all about romance.
  4. Princesses don’t need a Prince Charming to make them complete.
  5. Reality isn’t always a happily-ever-after. It’s a mix of highs and lows.
  6. Princesses can be Heir Apparent too, not just Heir Presumptive. To explain further, it means that female heirs can inherit kingdoms too, not just the male descendants.
  7. Princesses don’t need to be married to be crowned as Queens!

Did you enjoy my re-telling and all the twists in the plot? Do let me know. I would love to read your comments.

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

This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon.

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107 thoughts on “Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 7 (The Finale)

  1. Wow Shweta, what a perfect ending for a perfect story! I totally loved your changes and plot twists to the original story, so entertaining!!!! Thank you for sharing this awesome story with us all 🙏🏻🤗🖤. I look forward to many more!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad that the story and the ending was worth the wait. ❤️🤗
      I’m glad that you’re in agreement when it comes to the points I mentioned at the end. Thank you so much 🥰😃

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  2. Dear Shweta…. This story is truly beautiful! I love the explanations that was added at the end for more understanding! I really loved every point ❣️❣️Great work dear, keep doing more! I am gonna love all….. 🤗🤗

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  3. Wow! Such an awesome ending! The twists in the story are really well thought and admirable. The way you write a story is unique and appreciable. Well done, Shweta 👌👌👍

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  4. Ah. I’m glad it ended that way. I think the original parts had me worried. Like the apple in this part, I was wondering if Pitch black would face a similar fate. I’m glad it ended so wholesome. Definitely put a smile on my face😊🙌🏼.
    Thank you for this series

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  5. Wowww..! The ending was really marvelous dear Shweta..! The story was marvelous..! I will save whole poem with me..! Such a interesting and fabulous piece dear..! Keep shinning..!☺️🤗

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  6. OMG!!! FINALLY THE END
    YOU ARE A TRUE DEFINATION OF BEAUTIFUL. HARD-WORKING, AMAZING, AWESOME etc etc WRITER
    SO HERE ARE MY SEVEN POINT APPRECIATION……
    1.) STORYLINE:- Amazing, absolutely appreciable, the way you managed to follow everything in a beautiful way. From the start to the end.
    2.) CHARACTER:- Something which deserves a huge respect. I mean this is totally unique. You really did break all the stereotypes.
    3.) TWISTS:- For every time you ended a part you left suspense for the readers…. No wonders, it triggered our thoughts. There were a lot of times like, what’s next and what’s next.
    4.) SETTING:- No doubt, this reminded of snowhite and the seven dwarfs. But I found it more beautiful because the hierarchy of fairy tales wasn’t followed in the same manner..
    5.) ENDING:- Just loved it…. Cuz queen doesn’t need a king . Your thoughts are so so so pretty.
    6.) MORAL:- i.) Acceptance: Her mother was so nice as she wasn’t jealous of her daughter and accepted the way. That was a totally different approach for teaching someone. ii.) It is the life experiences and our way of approach that teaches us better. Books can make us intelligent but not wise and mature.
    7.) Your fairy tale won my heart and touched my soul…..

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  7. OMG!!! FINALLY THE END 

    YOU ARE A TRUE DEFINATION OF BEAUTIFUL. HARD-WORKING, AMAZING etc. etc. WRITER

    SO HERE ARE MY SEVEN POINT APPRECIATION……

    STORYLINE:- Amazing, absolutely appreciable, the way you managed to follow everything in a beautiful way. From the start to the end.

    CHARACTER:- Something which deserves a huge respect. I mean this is totally unique. You really did break all the stereotypes.

    TWISTS:- For every time you ended a part you left suspense for the readers…. No wonders, it triggered our thoughts. There were a lot of times like, what’s next and what’s next.

    SETTING:- No doubt, this reminded of snowhite and the seven dwarfs. But I found it more beautiful because the hierarchy of fairy tales wasn’t followed in the same manner.. 

    ENDING:- Just loved it…. Cuz queen doesn’t need a king . Your thoughts are so so so pretty.

    MORAL:- i.) Acceptance: Her mother was so nice as she wasn’t jealous of her daughter and accepted the way. That was a totally different approach for  teaching someone. ii.) It is the life experiences and our way of approach that teaches us better. Books can make us intelligent but not wise and mature.

    LASTLY:- Your fairy tale won my heart and touched my soul…..

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    1. Somehow this comment had ended up in the spam folder! That’s why I didn’t see it earlier.

      Awww Aanchal. I loved that 7 point feedback. I’m stunned into silence too. Thank you so much. This is the highest appreciation I’ve received all day! You’ve made my day. Comments like these are what keeps me going! Thank you so much. ❤️🤗😍😊
      I’m literally jumping with joy! Thanks a lot, my dear!

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