Filed Under (writing) by Lee Kolbert on 28-10-2009

From the same assignment as the previous post, this post is just one more of the outstanding essays from our class. Please add your comment for Brooke.

Once upon a time, there was a nice, fair maiden.  She lived with her mom and dad.  She was as happy as a child getting a present.  Shortly, her mom passed away.  She now lived with her dad in their king-sized house.  Soon, her dad married a mean lady with her ugly twin daughters, Anastia and Brianca.  Oh no!  After her loving dad married the stepmother, he quickly died.  The poor little girl.  That’s when the world went upside down.

Cinderella!  That’s what they had called her because of the cinders on her clothes and pretty face.  Poor Cinderella had become a slave in her own house!  She had to do tons and tons of awful chores.  Sweep the floor, wash the dishes, do the laundry, and so forth.  Then one day a handsome page arrived on a midnight black horse.  Hear ye!  Hear ye!  The prince is throwing a special ball to see who he will marry.  Every girl in the town is invited.  He was a nice chap, as quick as a wasp, he was off riding to the palace.  When I marry the prince, Cinderella thought, we would move to a nice, pretty house. Anastia cried, “Well you can’t go Cinderella!”  That made Cinderella doubt she would marry the prince.  Brianca yelled, “You don’t have any good clothes.  Right mom?”  Her mom said, “if she finishes her long, long, long, long (long 1,000,000 times), long list of chores first, she can go.”  Sweet Cinderella worked hard day and night and still didn’t finish the list and the ball was starting now!  Cinderella ran to the blooming garden and started weeping on an empty bench.

Poof!  A fairy godmother appeared out of the blue.  The plump godmother gave an orange pumpkin, four white mice, and a green lizard and frog a touch of her golden wand, and they turned into an amazing coach, four horses, and two weird looking coachmen.  Then, she touched Cinderella’s filthy rag clothes, and they transformed to a beautiful dress with a tiara and glass slippers upon her dainty feet.  “At midnight the magic will wear off,” the old fairy godmother said in a hurry, “Shoo! Be gone with you, or else you’ll be late for the ball.  Have a miraculous time.”  As quick as a flash, Cinderella was off.

So, Cinderella went to the ball.  As she arrived, she thought about how big the brick castle was.  It scared her a lot.  When she walked in, no one noticed her including her stepmother and stepsisters!  They have never seen her in such magnificent clothes and without cinders on her face.  The prince asked her to dance with him.  Cinderella was flattered.  She thought to herself, I hope I marry the prince. How angry the sisters were.  Cinderella found out that the prince was funny, kind, and smart just like her!  What a perfect match.  Just then Cinderella saw that it was a minute until midnight, “goodbye,” Cinderella exclaimed.  “Wait!  I don’t know your name,” the prince called after her.  She left her slipper running so fast.  Out of the corner of the prince’s eye, he saw something sparkly.  Her glass slipper!  “I will search every kingdom in the land to find the maiden whose foot fits into this tiny slipper,” he told his dad the king.

Off he went on a quest to find the woman who could fit her foot into the glass slipper.  All day and night he searched and came to the last house in the kingdom, Cinderella’s house.  “Madam, could you try on this slipper?” the prince asked Anastia.  Her foot was longer by three inches.  Brianca’s foot was wider by two inches.  The prince asked if they had any more girls in the house.  “Only our servant girl,” Brianca replied.  “Cinderella! Come down here.”  Cinderella dashed down the stairs as quickly as a bee getting pollen.  Her foot fit into the shiny slipper!  “Will you be my bride?” asked the cute prince.  Cinderella replied, “of course.”  They rode away in his magnificent carriage.

Soon, they had a lovely wedding.  They had a baby boy named Jack and a daughter named Rapunzel.  They learned not to try to love her because when she was 13 they had to give her away for good.  Meanwhile, the stepmom and sisters were seething with rage.  “How ‘com Cinderella married the prince,” whined Anastia.  “No fair,” Brianca moaned.  They were JEALOUS!  They rode on a chestnut brown horse to the gray castle, off to ask Cinderella a question that was going through their minds.

Cinderella was in a boring conference about the kingdom’s profits.  Ughhh. Cinderella didn’t like the castle at all.  Outside was Jack and Rapunzel.  Jack was now 11, and he was outside always climbing up the castle walls.  Rapunzel was with the animals who loved her beautiful voice for 10 years.  It was a short, sweet tune.  Cinderella went to check on each of them.  The sky was so clear, flowers were starting to bloom, sweet little birds were tweeting so happily, and infront of her was her mom, Anastia and Brianca.  Anastia, her mom, and Brianca!  “What are you doing here?” she exclaimed shocked.  They told her that they want to move into the royal castle.  Cinderella would also love to move into a little cottage.  The castle was to humongous and there were too many doors.  It was confusing.  Cinderella discussed switching houses with the prince, and he said of course.  Yeah!

The next day, they packed their suitcases, and Cinderella and her new family moved to a forest and built a log cabin.  They cut down trees and tied them together.  Meanwhile, the mom and sisters had a ball living in the castle.  The prince used the tree tops to make a fort for the kids.  It took Cinderella and the prince all day to build their house.  When they finished, it was breathtaking.  Finally, their new house was finished, and they lived HAPPILY EVER AFTER.