Sleeping Beauty

"The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned..." - "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats (1919). "Bad Teeth" is the second of a three-part story line based on the Briar Rose tale, which is a version of Sleeping Beauty written by the Brothers Grimm. In it, a princess is placed under a horrible enchantment: when she pricks her hand on a spindle, she will die. But a fairy partially reverses the curse, proclaiming that the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep for 100 years and be awoken by a king's son. When the princess is 15, she chances upon an old woman who is spinning in a tower. The princess asks to try the unfamiliar task and the inevitable happens: the curse is fulfilled.