Cinderella was now 75 years old. After a fulfilling life with the now
dead Prince, she happily sat upon her rocking chair, watching the world
go by from her front porch, with a cat called Alan for companionship.
One sunny afternoon, out of nowhere, appeared the Fairy Godmother.
Cinderella said "Fairy Godmother, what are you doing here after all
The Fairy Godmother replied "Well Cinderella, since you have lived a
good, wholesome life since we last met, I have decided to grant you 3
wishes. Is there anything for which your heart still yearns?"
Cinderella is taken aback, overjoyed and after some thoughtful
consideration and almost under her breath she uttered her first
wish: "I wish I was wealthy beyond comprehension."
Instantly, her rocking chair was turned into solid gold.
Cinderella was stunned. Alan, her old faithful cat, jumped
off her lap and scampered to the edge of the porch, quivering
with fear. Cinderella said "Oh thank you, Fairy
Godmother". The Fairy Godmother replied "It is the least I can
do. What does your heart wish for your second wish?"
Cinderella looked down at her frail body, and said: "I wish I was young
and full of the beauty of youth again". At once, her wish having
been desired, became reality, and her beautiful youthful visage had
returned. Cinderella felt stirrings inside her that had been dormant
for years and long forgotten vigour and vitality began to course
through her very soul.
Then the Fairy Godmother again spoke "You have one more wish, what
shall you have?" Cinderella looked over to the frightened cat in the
corner and said: "I wish you to transform Alan my old cat into a
beautiful, and handsome young man". Magically, Alan suddenly
underwent so fundamental a change in his biological make-up, that when
complete he stood before her, a boy, so beautiful the like of which she
nor the world had ever seen, so fair indeed that birds begun to fall
from the sky at his feet.
The Fairy Godmother again spoke: "Congratulations, Cinderella.
Enjoy your new life." And, with a blazing shock of bright blue
electricity, she was gone.
For a few eerie moments, Alan and Cinderella looked into each other's
eyes. Cinderella sat, breathless, gazing at the most stunningly perfect
boy she had ever seen. Then Alan walked over to Cinderella, who sat
transfixed in her rocking chair, and held her close in his young
muscular arms. He leant in close to her ear and whispered, "I bet you
regret having me done at the vet now don't you?"