Fairytale Ending

by JMBauhaus
originally published at 03:54PM on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

They arrived at sunset. It was beautiful-breathtaking, really-like something out of a fairytale. The Disney versions, even. But Jensen knew that this story was closer to the ones handed down before the Grimm brothers got hold of them and gave them a good polish.

Her grandfather had made sure she knew those versions. He’d wanted her to be tough, not under any illusions.

She thought of the girls who had been brought here, one at a time, and wondered what illusions had filled their imaginations as they first laid eyes on this place, with its Happily Ever After facade. They must have thought they were entering a romance novel. Horror and True Crime was surely the farthest things from their minds.

At least until their boats docked.

As the boat pulled closer, Jensen flashed her badge at the uniform on the pier and donned her scuba mask. Time to bring up the bodies.




  • from Etsuko Sohma:

    this doesnt look like a fairytale ending but, a story straight to the point~ gr8 story still!!!!!!!

  • from JMBauhaus:

    Thank you! :)

  • from THX 0477:

    Nicely done. I probably shouldn’t have read the prequel first. This was very nicely done.

  • from JMBauhaus:

    Oh wow, I’ve been gone a long time. I did not know that my ficlet inspired anybody. Coolness!