I should have lived happily ever after. I mean, I did marry Prince Charming in the end. But I’m not quite at peace with the fact that I almost sent him to his death in the Cavern of Gloom. All for a flask of water from the Fountain of Beauty! The flask has since been broken, and I will age with the rest. The memory of my vanity, however, isn’t fading so easily….
Pretty Goldilocks in The Story of Pretty Goldilocks, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Manning Lee.