A Brief Interlude ~The Author Strikes Again~ Ashenpuddle

Hehe.

You weren’t expecting me, were you?

Well, here I am. Those of you who have been keeping up with the story, and especially those of you who haven’t, are probably baffled over Ashenpuddle Part 12. 

Yes, it was confusing, and all that I want to do now is to clear things up a bit.

Let’s start then:

1) If you recall, Ashenpuddle had been thrown in jail by Snow White, he seems to be very evil. The wicked Grimhilde who is also in jail, seems not to be so evil after all

2)Ashenpuddle had been writing in past tense for some time until part 10  , when she suddenly changed the story to present tense.

3) Ashenpuddle still is very coy about the fact that she is married to a prince (Prince Charming). She thinks that she is very unworthy, and she gives a rather embarrassing entry in her journal in part 11, afraid that by doodling her husband’s name, and adding “plus wife” (e.g. Charming Wife) she over-stepped her bounds as a simple and humble wife by accidentally calling herself charming.

4) Ash. does very well at confusing us all, especially when the story twists, and she claims that her comrade prisoner turns into a massive crow, and opens the lock with her beak. This raises a lot of questions, all of which I will not address now. The most interesting thing to note, however, is that Grimhilde is usually portrayed with a crow, not as a crow/human transformer.

5)Ash. is caught by Snow White.

6) Snow White wants Ash.’s heart.

7) A woodsman comes with a box to carry her heart in (note that the woodsman is not hesitant with his box as many fairy tale fans may have supposed.)

8) The woodsman tells Ash. to get in the box, to which Ash. replies she would not fit.

9) THE WOODSMAN DROPS THE BOX as Snow White rushes at Ash.

10)Snow White trips over the box and disappears.

11) Ash. has an original idea and decides that if SHE jumped in the box too, she might be able to get home.

12)And things didn’t happen so well.

Thank you for bearing with me through all this…

if you’re a brave reader, you won’t desert me now.

 

Ashenpuddle Part 12 ~escape from the wicked knight~

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Seeing as I am probably going to be locked up in this prison forever, until I die, of course; and that I may die probably the Wednesday of next week, or maybe even Thursday of next week if I have enough water, or maybe I won’t get any water and will die on Monday–I would like to say something.
I just wanted to say how utterly foolish yesterday’s entry was, about the Charming husband plus wife ordeal–honestly, it doesn’t make any sense now that I think re-think it–naturally, I cannot re-read it in the dark. Oh, how naturally unnatural this whole world is!

Anyway, now, let me tell you about my childhood.

WHERE AM I NOW? I don’t know, I don’t know, I’m crying all over the paper again, getting everything wet as usual–I’m an old dunce–well, a young one–so clumsy, but I don’t know what just happened and I am terribly frightened!

I can read what I’m writing now because it’s not dark anymore. Blue lights are swirling everywhere, spinning my heart into a

I’m
Not
Well.

it’s cold in here.
This is what happened, I tell you in truth:
I was about to tell you all about my childhood, when suddenly there was a shutter–or a flutter–like the sound a chicken makes after preening itself. Chickens aren’t half dirty creatures, and I do love birds so, but, I’ve never seen a crow so large. You see Grimhilde across the hall from me in her cell, seemed to have turned herself into a dreadfully large crow! I didn’t know it then, and her voice sounded like a crow’s anyway, but I didn’t realize that she was a crow until my cell door began to be unlocked, and then wings started getting in my face, and the crow said, “Hold on, dearie, I’ll get you out,” or something. And then, seeing it was a crow, I must have fainted, and last I knew was I was looking into Snow White’s terrible white eyes, and she clapped for a woodsman, and said, “give me her heart!”
Then the woodsman opened the lid to a beautiful box, and told me to get in, and I told him that I wouldn’t fit, and then he and Snow White got very angry, and so being she ran at me, but tripped over the box for my heart to go in that the woodsman dropped on the floor, and she disappeared!
And you know how very fond I used to be of Snow White, but now I am a little glad to be rid of her. Right after she disappeared, however, I thought that I had best leave before I disappeared, and then I double thought and decided that maybe if I jumped in the box, then I would get back home! It seemed such a novel idea, so I ran back, jumped over the box just as the woodsman, unfortunately, was picking it up, and I fell rather heavily upon the floor. Now everything is blue around me, and I am writing, wondering if I shall ever find my husband. Now I am about to cry again, and