White had no idea that the Prince would make her get back
inside that glass coffin.
look so pretty in there," he said. "Come on. It'll be fun."
business with the coffin went on for years, the fights,
the pleading: "Do it for me. Just for a little while. Lie
there real still, with your eyes closed, and your hands
crossed over your breast."
finally Snow White got sick of it, the whole situation.
She decided to go back to the cottage in the forest. After
all, she missed those dwarves.
when she arrived at the old cottage, another family was
living there: a vacuum cleaner salesman and his wife. They'd
covered the lawn with ornaments: plastic deer, oversized
cement squirrels, and miniature windmills.
said the salesman, standing in the shadow of the door, a
beer in one hand and vacuum in the other. "You'll find them
Dwarves out back, buried under the lilac bushes. Poor guys
died years ago. Doctors said it was broken hearts and loneliness
that did those critters in."