#BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Eight – Frog

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#BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Eight – Frog


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#BlogFlash2012: Day Twenty Eight – Frog


In fairytales, when the lovely maiden kisses the frog, he turns into a handsome prince. Generations of young women have bought into the magic, believing a kiss will turn their bad boy frog into the prince he was meant to be. Years later, the bad boy is still a bad boy, the young woman no longer young, and both are miserable-we can’t change anyone‘s character, after all, nor is it fair to try. Better to wait for the prince (yes, they’re out there)-or, go ahead, marry the nasty green frog, and live happily in the swamp.

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2015-02-05T13:37:04+00:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: #BlogFlash2012|Tags: , |

About the Author:

Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.


  1. Heidi Baker August 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    There will be NO frogs in my novel. My piece today should explain that statement.

    The Frog Prince can go wrong in so many ways. No matter how handsome he is, the prince did something to get himself turned into a frog. What if, just for fun, the princess is a frog and the handsome prince must kiss her to break the spell? Is she doomed?


  2. Eighty Six August 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    A thing I came to learn about relationships before I got married: You can't change people, but everyone changes.

    I also heard it said: Men hope she'll stay the same. Women want to change him.

    Being in a relationship will certainly change you. Where you live, who you sleep with, how you spend your money has changed. You will change.

    Your essential priorities and values? Those don't change much. Don't expect that of a person.

    Figure out what you like before attempting to be monogamous forever.

    Other than that, I don't know diddly.

  3. Eighty Six August 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Your frog picture is cuter than mine.


  4. carlie cullen August 28, 2012 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Our posts are written in a similar vein today, Terri. Your post resonates with me in a big way – no one I've loved has ever been able to accept me for exactly who I am and have always tried to change me and whilst compromise in a relationship is healthy, people shouldn't have to try and change who they really are. If someone can't accept you as you are, they are not worth your time and heartache! I've learnt that lesson the hard way, but it'll never happen again!!

    Anyway, here's the link to my post: http://wp.me/p1UhOl-bj

  5. Lisa Shambrook August 28, 2012 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Mind you, what someone sees as a frog could be someone else's prince… Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that! I'm very glad I married my prince!

  6. Lesley Beeton August 28, 2012 at 3:07 am - Reply

    I avoided the 'frogs' when I was growing up :-), but never quite got the fairy tale either.


  7. Donna L. Sadd August 28, 2012 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I grew up in a water town and played in puddles full of tadpoles and collected little baby frogs all summer long! Loved those little dudes. :0)

    Here's a playful poem:

  8. Christina Krieger August 28, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I'm thankful I married my prince, and not a frog!

    Here's my day 28. I took a little different take on the prompt…


  9. Heidi Baker August 28, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I just discovered that a link was established to my blog WITHOUT my permission. It is a porn site. This is not acceptable to me, so I have changed some of my privacy settings. Let me know if you have a problem seeing my posts so I can add you as a safe viewer.

  10. Angela D. August 28, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I had a very similar post come up on the Zemanta listing when I was writing my post. It is definitely a story many have bought in to.

    I was having a hard time with the froggy inspiration today.

  11. Melina Gillies August 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    LOVE IT! I sometimes think I'm a glutton for punishement, I have had more than my share of "frogs" who I thought I could fix…

    Here's my contribution for the day:


  12. Lizzie Koch August 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    When I met my now Hubby he said that I was the only woman who didn't want to change him. Why would I want to change him one we were going out? He is my Prince. Gorgeous post. xxxx


    • Afsaneh August 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      How sweet! You're lucky indeed :)

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      I'm so pleased, Lizzie! It's an incredible feeling to find that special someone!

  13. Afsaneh August 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I'm afraid I'm both prince-less and badboy-less. For someone who writes an awful lot of romance, I'm sadly lacking it in real life!

    Ah well, I hope you enjoy my entry today, Terri . . . we're so close to the end! :'(

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      I loved your post, Afsaneh. Quite the twist with just two days to go! Poor Mr Hurst!

  14. LoveTheBadGuy August 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    It's funny how the mind jumps immediately to the princess and the frog… ;)


    • Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      Perhaps we're programmed to look for the happy ending? Thank you for the link!

  15. Joy Keeney August 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply
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  17. Candy Little August 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Sorry my post is late. Between doctor appointments for me and my daughter plus remolding the kitchen, I'm running late!! http://candylittle.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/promp

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  19. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    That's true, Heidi! Fairy stories are wonderful for children, but as adults we need to learn to see beyond them!

  20. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Great sentiments and absolutely true! Energy spent trying to change someone is wasted. Energy spent trying to prevent someone from changing? Just as wasted!

  21. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Well, yes… But yours is certainly more thought-provoking!

  22. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    That's so true, Carlie. I loved your post and I hope you find the prince you so greatly deserve!

  23. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    That's very true, Lisa! I'm so glad you got your prince too!

  24. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I'm sorry about that, Lesley. It's never too late for a prince to make an entrance!

  25. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This is a lovely uplifting piece, Donna! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  26. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I'm so sorry to hear that, Heidi! How frustrating for you!

  27. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    What a great way to use the prompt, Christina! I love it!

  28. Terri Giuliano Long August 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed your post, Angela! Thank you so much!

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  30. Elaine August 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Excellent post Terri :) I was lucky enough to be rescued from a frog.

    Here's mine late as it is.


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