This Blogflash 2012 entry proves not all success is positive.
DAY 10: SUCCESS
“Hair black as coal, skin white as snow, beauty unceasing, true heart revealing.”
Elidia chanted the prophecy; it left a galling taste in her mouth, like the arsenic creams used to whiten her skin. Whiter, whitest, still the furrows in her face deepened.
She’d been the beauty, married the King. But Time, inexorable, curved creases round her mouth.
She pricked her finger with a gold needle and trailed it across her Mirror, tying the enchantment.
Within the reflection, Snow White’s ruby mouth opened in a silent scream.
Elidia reached for her face cream, the taste of success on her lips.