The title of our play never varied. It was always Prince Charming and the Sleeping Beauty, but no two presentations were ever the same. Miss H. Belle LaPrade, our sixth-grade teacher, rewrote the script every season, and it was never like anything you read in the storybooks.
"After Sarah was chosen for Sleeping Beauty, I went out for the Prince Charming role with all my heart.They gave the part to Leonardius Wright. "
Everything had gone well for me too—except for one spot in the second act. That was where Leonardius unexpectedly rapped me over the head with his sword as I slunk off into the shadows.
His astonishment lasted only a minute, though, for he lowered his head and came charging in, fists flailing. There was nothing yellow about Leonardius but his skin.
And if Rat Joiner hadn’t decided that this was as good a time as any to settle old scores. So he turned around and took a sock at the male Good Fairy nearest him.
They wouldn’t let me appear in the grand dramatic offering at all the next year. But I didn’t care. I couldn’t have been Prince Charming anyway.