A Very Brief Fairy Tale

That’s when they realized they were in a fairy tale and everything was going to end happily no matter what, so they stopped trying, and the story went on around them, inexorably, and they realized, too late, that the hard work of acting on your own is far better than the trauma of relinquishing the rights to your life and putting it into the hands Fate, who is not always kind, and not always a very good writer.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.