The Overthrown Queen

From my archives

Thrown from my palace
Ousted by that usurping wench
Kept from my chamber
From my servants, familiars, my wards and grimoires
Kept from my pots and vials, philtres and magical gubbins.
What do I do now?
And don’t answer me that, you accursed sprite
What would you know of it?
When did you last have a royal invite?
Or last dance with a prince?
Have you a complexion sweet as milk?
You and your greasy unctuous ilk!
But no mind, I’ll look in this lake
And chant what I know well
The Mirror, Mirror spell

95 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Mirror

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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36 Responses to The Overthrown Queen

  1. I say this short poem is the fairest in the land!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Chel Owens says:

    She might need something stronger.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    Wow, Crispina this is just marvelous

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oy vey. I’d keep her WELL AWAY from apples, combs, and hunters … 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wonderful, I struggled with this one but your creativity shone through

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lorraine says:

    Role reversals are fun — swapping good for evil or in this case, evil for good. Nice spin on an old story.

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  7. nancyns384696 says:

    I am delighted by this write, Crisp! I enjoyed it so much.😊
    Nan

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  8. Bill says:

    Oh, Crispina. How clever thou art. 🙂 I especially liked the line, “You and your greasy unctuous ilk!” Well done.

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  9. Dale says:

    This was fantabulous from beginning to end! Bill beat me on the “You and your greasy unctuous ilk!” and usurping wenches and accursed sprites, to boot. Great! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. kittysverses says:

    I enjoyed your take. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. GHLearner says:

    Perfect reflections. 🙂 I love stories from the view of evil stepmothers.

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