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Rated: 18+ · Short Story · Fantasy · #2241466
A slightly too modern take on Rapunzel.
Time For Drastic Action


The long-haired beauty in the tower was bored.

“Nettles spun into diamonds, check!”

“Singing to the birds, check!”

“Waiting for my prince to come and rescue me, forget it, never gonna happen! The day I have to wait for a man to save me, especially a prince, I’ll stay in this tower forever!”

Gathering up her hair , she made a decision.

“I’m going to { b} town so my stylist can do something with this rats nest!

She began to braid it as best she could, but because of split ends and nettles tangled among the strands, it was rather untidy. After doing the best she could, she went to the window and knotted the far end of the braid onto her spindle.
Hooking it over the edge of window like a grappling hook, she began to climb down the tower wall .

In no time, she was at the bottom and hurrying to town. By the time she got there, she was hot, sweaty and couldn’t get the spindle out of her hair.

“I’m sure Hazel at Ye Olde Chop Shop can take care of that. Maybe I’ll get it all chopped off and save the braid for a climbing rope!”

The streets were crowded and no one gave way for her. In fact, a woman with copious hair that had a spindle in it, was a strange sight which many stopped to gawk at. A wandering street artist did a quick study of her, laughing uproariously the whole time.

After more time than it should have taken, she finally got to the alley where the salon was. Rushing now, she ran right to the end. On the door Rapunzel saw a hand-written sign that made her curse in most unlady-like way.

“Blast! I forgot my mask!”

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