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Fairy Tale Endings by scarlet-dragonchild Fairy Tale Endings by scarlet-dragonchild
The end begins with the knight
Who falls beneath his own banner and sword
Betrayed by gilded Gods and false chivalry

The princess with the heart of gold,
breaks her own heart and becomes a sacrifice
For she had spent her life above the sacrifices of others

The wise, all-knowing wizard
Finds himself on the other end of the puppeteer's thread
As stray threads always, always do come and wind itself back

And the dark, wounded hero
Impales himself on the edge of his blade
For amongst all the beasts he fought, he could not slay the one within himself

Thus the story ends
As each fails to find and slay the evils outside, and find ones inside instead
For this time we stay in our confines and merely watch
And live happily ever after, for a change

Watercolors on A4 paper
Border stock from ~GeneralVyse

A quick work stemming from stolen doodles while studying for my much-dreaded Gmat test ^^; Hope you enjoy :)
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This is a lot closer to the originals than you might think.
almostafaegodmother Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely, the work and the poetry both, thank you so much for sharing.
Kiremoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE it ! About time the hero didn't always win. LOL sounds like something the Grimm Brothers would do
zoedow1120 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Amazing. Deep and dark, yet meaningful
pxuan6 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Really good! Love this! :D
Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tolkien, Shakespeare, Rowling and George Martin would agree :heart;
Reymicx Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just absolutely love this isn't the typical happily ever after with rainbows and the princess and princess get married, and the animals sing! and that this has a dark and twisted ending that is far more interesting and wonderful writing to the story in the artist comment!! :heart::heart:
Dysgyzed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I so very wish you had prints for sale of this piece.
Perhaps you do? That would make me happy!
Please tell me how to order this?
*Thank you!* LOVE IT!
TrevaSteele Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It touched my heart.
hoblinlord Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
you have put words to things i think in a way i could never have
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