||[May. 18th, 2006|05:07 pm]
Following what theredparcel has started, here I am bringing forth a challenge. Actually, she told me to make one, as we've already complied with the previous one. Everyone else is welcome to join, of course! After all, the more the merrier. ♥
gaylee's Fanfic Challenge
due June 18, 2006
Inspired by fairy tales, the challenge I've thought of is to write anything about what I'll be posting at the end of this entry. It doesn't necessarily have to pertain to the movie in which this snippet was taken from, nor would it have to follow what is contained in the snippet. Just write whatever comes to your mind after you read it, and let's see how wild our imagination flies! ♥
from Disney's Beauty and the Beast:
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart, and as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there.
Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.
As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?