Alternate History

I started watching Once Upon a Time again, the American fantasy adventure drama television series which is on Netflix.  I had watched the first three seasons a while ago and after taking a three-year rest from watching this series, because I felt that it was written for six-year olds, I picked it up again with season 4.  A boy named Henry has a magic book of fairy tales and of course only heroes get happy endings.  The mayor of the town of Storyville is Regina and she used to be the evil queen, but now she has changed her ways, since she adopted Henry and she wants a happy ending.  The stories in this book deal with characters that lived in the Enchanted Forest, but they include other reals also like Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy in Oz and they have a way of changing, rewriting reality, because Isaac Heller the current Author of the book Once Upon a Time wrote them with an Enchanted Quill that glows.  Regina is searching for the Author of Henry’s Once Upon a Time book, so that she can finally have her happy ending.

The Author was locked up by the Sorcerer and his Apprentice for manipulating the fairy tale character’s stories as opposed to recording them.  The Apprentice created an alternate history by offering Snow White and Prince Charming a way to rid their future child’s darkness, who would eventually become Henry’s real mother Emma.  Magic always has consequences and this came at the price of putting this darkness into the child of the Sleeping Beauty villainous character Maleficent, which was not going to become a monster, but a perfectly healthy baby that was then ejected to the real world.  I am not sure what is going to happen next and who will get a happy ending, as the Queens of Darkness (Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, and Ursula), who have all teamed up with the Dark One try to triumph over the good guys.

Written for Teresa Grabs Genre Challenge – June 8 Prompt – Alternate History.

12 thoughts on “Alternate History

  1. Looks like a night-time soap opera. I’m watching a really good Australian series, “Rake” on netflix, about a defense attorney who is a rake. It’s a soap opera also, but oh my is the main character hot and smart and funny.

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  2. Sounds like it might be kinda interesting – I haven’t heard of it before but might give it a go.
    What you were saying reminds me a bit of “Wicked”, have you ever read that? The Wizard of Oz basically told by the Wicked Witch who becomes a somewhat sympathetic character.

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