Rapunzel’s Maid #shortstory #writephoto

A second go at Sue’s prompt, with a different genre

sue vincent spiral stair

‘I tell you it’s not easy.’
‘Oh come on Vera you’re looking after one princess. How difficult is that?’
‘Well she won’t come out of that bloody tower for starters. I’m up and down those stairs 27 times a day.’

‘Keeps you trim. Why so many?’
‘2 are meals. The rest is combing her hair.’
‘You’ve not seen it, have you?’
‘No, but…’
’37 metres.’
‘You’re kidding?’
‘Nope. I go up with the garden rake, stick it in by her parting, jump out the window and abseil down. It’s the only way to comb it. It takes 25 trips and it’s playing havoc with my fibroids.’
‘Well, yes I can see that’s pretty exhausting. But in the overall scheme….’
‘Then there’s bath time.”
‘Surely she’s old enough to bath herself.’
‘So why…?’
‘Have you any idea how long it takes to unblock the plug hole?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to Rapunzel’s Maid #shortstory #writephoto

  1. Sacha Black says:

    Hahaha brilliant this gave me a giggle before work

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    Love it! !

    Liked by 1 person

  3. davidprosser says:

    The jailers life is a hard one.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Miriam says:

    Haha thanks for the laugh. The bath sounds like my place after my daughter’s been in it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 😀 I shall never feel the same about Rapunzel again!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ha…an awful job. But somebody had to do it. Very clever piece. ☺


  7. Allie P. says:

    Fantastic. One can also assume from this that Rapunzel and her Prince were those hoity toity types too good to use the servant’s stairs.


  8. Norah says:

    Love it! Hilarious! Those drains would definitely block very quickly.

    Liked by 1 person

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