The Story of Penelope

Updated on Mar 19, 2010
black tights - pink xhilaration skirt - blue unknown cardigan - blue merona top
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The Story of Penelope

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Penelope who was born with the snout of a pig. It was the result of a terrible curse put on her family generations before. The curse was cast when a servant girl had a fling with Penelope’s great-great-great grandfather - so the servant girl’s mother (the town witch) announced that the next baby girl born to this family would have the face of a pig, and none but one of her own kind would be able to break the spell and give her a normal nose. But it was not until generations later that a baby girl was granted.
This baby girl was Penelope.

Sheltered by her protective mother, little Penelope would play all alone in her room, making her own friends. After she became a young lady, her mother began introducing young, rich men (of her own kind – wealthy, blue-blooded, etc.) to her, in hopes that one young man would agree to marry her, hence breaking the spell. There was a set-up in her room where she could sit behind a two-way mirror and talk with a young man (but he couldn’t see her). After she had interrogated him long enough, she would show herself to him - and, usually, he would lay eyes on her snout and swiftly run away! He was then legally gagged into secrecy about this poor girl’s curse. Penelope began to just expect this reaction.

One day, a reporter with a wounded ego hired what he thought to be a blue-blooded gambler to meet Penelope and to take a discreet photo of her face — to prove to the public that this girl really was born with a snout. Penelope was surprised when this young man kept coming back day after day — and when she finally allowed him to see her face, he didn’t run.
She and her mother, thinking that he would be able to break the curse, pleaded with him to marry her — but he said that he couldn’t.

Exasperated and frustrated, Penelope decided to run away from home and see all of the things she had never been able to see before – the city, the restaurants, the park – all the while wearing a scarf that hid her nose. Her parents went searching here and there for her, and when they found her, they chased her —

“Penelope! Penelope!”

— and she ran away as fast as she could. When she finally reached the bar on the corner, she collapsed from exhaustion. The people inside removed her scarf and immediately knew who she was (for an evil person had recently let the secret out about the “Pig Girl”). The media grabbed onto the story, and the public fell in love with the “Pig Girl” as though she were a celebrity. She became a public icon.
Then, with selfish intent, a rich young man with a very high social status proposed marriage to Penelope. Not sincerely, of course; he was wincing all the way – just like a spoiled child.
Penelope accepted, knowing that marriage to this man would rid her of her snout and allow her to live a normal life.

On the wedding day, the vows were said, and just as Penelope was about to say “I do,” it hit her.
She came to a stunning realization as she abandoned the ceremony and retreated into her room. Her mother chased her, begging to know what was the cause of this rebellious and irresponsible behavior.
“I like myself the way I am,” Penelope said, half to herself and half to her confused mother, and just when the words left her lips, a most amazing thing happened — she was thrown into the air, and with a great thrust, she hit the floor. As she sat up, her snout was gone! She had a normal nose!

It was only after Penelope decided that she was satisfied with herself that the “curse” was broken. One of her own kind — herself!! What a glorious revelation!

The moral of this story is this — it’s not the power of the curse, it’s the power you give the curse. Be satisfied with what you are. Or else you will be allowing a non-existent curse to rule your life!!

Needless to say, Penelope eventually met up with the handsome young man who had declined to marry her, and they lived happily ever after. He had loved her from the beginning, but he knew he couldn’t break the curse – he showed that he loved her by setting her free. And he was the one she was supposed to love.

The End

Comments (35)

toadstoolring
toadstoolring on July 12
love the skirt!!
h_diego
h_diego on April 04
love the skirt! :)
ebony
ebony on March 30
very cute!
missmarigold
missmarigold on March 27
Super cute!
oobabigur1oo
oobabigur1oo on March 23
absolutely love your skirt!!!!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on March 23
FABBBBB skirt! luv luv luv!
glamourvixen
glamourvixen on March 23
Cause i luv your posts! LOL You deserve every comment! ;) xoxo back!
bay7
bay7 on March 23
Aww thanks!!!! You are so cute!!! You always comment on everything I put up. You have no idea how that makes me feel! Awwwwww!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on March 22
love that skirt :D
bay7
bay7 on March 23
Thanks!!
omyheart
omyheart on March 22
I love your skirt!!
bay7
bay7 on March 22
Thank you!!!
Lewi
Lewi on March 21
I LOVE/want your skirt, very pretty. and i lvoe the navy over navy, great job.
bay7
bay7 on March 22
Thank you! <333
harloww
harloww on March 21
cuuuute dress!
bay7
bay7 on March 22
Thanks!! :)))
Salexab
Salexab on March 21
Such an awesome skirt! I love your outfit!
bay7
bay7 on March 22
Thank you so much!
allaboutthestyle
allaboutthestyle on March 21
love your skirt
bay7
bay7 on March 22
Thanks!
Ariely
Ariely on March 21
I love the skirt! i have it in purple
bay7
bay7 on March 21
That's awesome! Thanks so much for the comment! XOXOXO
AmyIsham
AmyIsham on March 21
Cute skirt. x
bay7
bay7 on March 21
Thank you!!
Julia154
Julia154 on March 21
Oh that outfit is just far too cute. I love your hair!
bay7
bay7 on March 21
Aww thank you so much!!
JadoreVogue
JadoreVogue on March 21
Love your skirt!!
bay7
bay7 on March 21
Aww thank you!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 21
Nice skirt!!!
bay7
bay7 on March 21
Thanks!! :)))
viffy
viffy on March 21
love uuur skirt!
bay7
bay7 on March 21
Thank you!!
Labyrinthvintage
Labyrinthvintage on March 20
lovely.. love the skirt
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!!
s_magnolia
s_magnolia on March 20
Oh my, gorgeous skirt!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you so much!
libys11
libys11 on March 20
love that skirt!! :)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!
lovelylaura
lovelylaura on March 20
cuuute!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanks! :)
initialedt
initialedt on March 20
cute skirt
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanks!
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on March 20
Very cute outfit! Defintly love the skirt:)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Aww thank you!! <3
little_B_
little_B_ on March 20
your skirt it's so lovely!!!!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!! <33
Catiii
Catiii on March 20
oh, soo chic and cute :)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Aww thanks!!! :DDD
brightsight77
brightsight77 on March 20
love the skirt
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!!
grisg
grisg on March 20
gorgeous! beautiful skirt and great story. :)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanks so much for reading it... I know it's long! Thankss! XOXO
antoinettemarie
antoinettemarie on March 20
love the whole look :)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank youuu!!
coco_jones
coco_jones on March 20
beautiful skirt!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanksss!!!
magpie13
magpie13 on March 20
awwww, that's an adorable story! I love your skirt. It's so pretty!!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanks so much for reading it! XOXOXO Thank you!!
lexiee3
lexiee3 on March 20
Love this!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thanks! <333
nicolette
nicolette on March 20
Amazing story! Love the skirt and the cardigan!
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!!! It's really long... I'm surprised so many people read it! Thanks, girl!
Shopfancysteps
Shopfancysteps on March 20
awesome skirt =)
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!!
LapinNoir
LapinNoir on March 20
oo! awesome outfit!!!...and a great story too!! ^^
bay7
bay7 on March 20
Thank you!!!
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