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.

 

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