Once upon a time there was a little girl called Macy. And when she was growing up they told her to be good, and Stick In at School, and everything would turn out alright in the end. She would Grow Up and Get A Good Job and be married and live happily ever after.

Everything would turn out alright in the end (and bad stuff only happened to other people).

So she Stuck In at School - and did keep passing exams with monotonous regularity. And she did get a good job - or at least it was well paid. And she was good - except when she met The Love of Her Life - when she was very bad and had a very good time. But then she settled down with him in the end and so that turned out alright too. And first they got a cute dog, and then they had the most beautiful baby in the world, known as Cherub Child, and they lived happily ever after.
  • Macy fell out with The Love of Her Life
  • Macy moved to Glasgow with a man who shall henceforth be known as the Dybbuk
  • Macy realised she had made a Big Mistake
  • But by then The Love of Her Life had a particularly nasty form of cancer
  • And then the big Bad Credit Crunch Happened and the bank that Macy worked in made her redundant.
And Macy learned the hard way that Fairy Stories are just that.