EM-Drabbles – Fifty-One

Sometimes Janice struggled with being a children’s author.

Her series of Hippity-Hop and Bunnykin sold out to pre-schoolers’ parents as perfect for precious, developing young minds.

There was much excitement when she published the retelling of a favourite fairy tale.

Until the reading parents got to …they all lived happily ever after. The story continued:

..except they didn’t as no one lives forever. In fact, they all died. Some quite terribly of various agonising diseases and some in horrific accidents.

What the parents, and Janice, hadn’t expected was the delight with which most youngsters took to this dose of reality.

E.M. Swift-Hook

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