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Fairytale Prompt #40 – The Princess

A lovely fairy-tale of kindness and compassion that would be an excellent read for any child or adult.


Soup kitchen for poor jews at Spitalfields, London

The Princess looked down upon the town from her room high up in the castle. She could see that there was activity in the town square. It was that time of year again when the festive nature of the townspeople came to the fore.

Christmas was a special time of year. Within the castle the main forecourt would be decked out in the most extravagant of ways, decorations, lights, pageants and on Christmas Eve the townspeople would gather at the main gates to present to their King and Queen their gifts of gratitude.

It was the same each year and the Princess often wondered what happened to the mountain of gifts she saw piled on the floor below the royal thrones. Not that it was of concern to her as she was well aware of having everything she needed and more.

Royal protocol meant she was prevented from entering the…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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