by Kestrel Winter | Score: 3750
Once upon a time there was a princess. She was not very nice or very pretty. In fact, she was downright ugly both inside and out. No one liked her and no one even wanted to be around her, not even her family. Therefore, her father, the king, banished her to a small mountain village. When she heard the news, she laughed uncontrollably, for what would she do in such a small place.
Nevertheless, she was packed off to a small cottage posthaste. Upon arrival she looked around in dismay. She had no servants, no food, nothing. The King had decreed that she would be just like a commoner and so it was. She tried to cook a dinner with some chicken eggs she found in a window flower box, but she didn't even know how to use a spatula! What a disaster.
In the days that followed an absent-minded farmer would sometimes leave her food, but frequently forgot. So on those days she went hungry. One nigh, as the silence surrounded her, she decided she must try to use an old rifle someone had left in the cottage.
Low and behold, the princess found that she was a good shot and a natural hunter. It was not long before she was providing game for the whole village. Slowly but surely, she became friends with the townspeople. She was happy for the first time in her life. The change in her demeanor was apparent on her visage and she became quite pretty. Soon she married an outgoing surgeon and forgot that she had ever been royal., Together they lived happily ever after in the small village as a doctor and his hunting wife.