S: Sunny and the Seven Gnomes By Avery C, William W, Bjorn S, and Roman W
BC: Bjorn Sunde | William Wang | Roman Wilson | Avery Carlson
1: By Avery C, Bjorn S, William W, and Roman W Illustrated by Avery C and Bjorn S
3: Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a mansion as big as a castle in Santa Cruz, California. He had a beautiful 18-year-old daughter named Sunny. When his wife died he remarried and soon after he died of a terrible disease, which left Sunny with her new self-centered step-mother.
5: One day, the step-mother asked her magic iPad, “iPad, iPad on the stand. Who is the prettiest in the land?" “Her hair is as bright as the sun. Her eyes are as blue as the ocean. She is the prettiest in the land,” said the iPad. “Ugh! It must be Sunny!” exclaimed the step-mother in disgust. “I will lock her in the cellar!”
7: Meanwhile, Sunny was in the other room, listening to her mother rant and rave. Hearing all this, Sunny tiptoed down the stairs and out the door. Once outside, she raced to her motorcycle and drove into the forest and out of sight.
9: Sunny drove and drove until she ran out of gas. Frustrated, she got off and walked through the woods until came upon a cozy-looking cottage. Sunny knocked on the door, but nobody answered. She knocked again, but when nobody answered, she tried to open the door. It was unlocked, so she went in. She was tired, so she lay on the floor and slept. After a few hours, the door opened and in came seven gnomes. One of the gnomes asked, “Why are you in our house?” “I am Sunny, and I came here because my step-mother wants to lock me up,” answered Sunny. “You are the beautiful Sunny?!” exclaimed the head gnome. “We will think about letting you stay with us.”
11: Back at the mansion, Sunny's step-mother was picking strawberries in the garden. She was going to put poison in them that would put Sunny in an endless sleep. She then asked her magic iPad, “iPad, iPad on the stand. Where is the prettiest in the land?” The iPad said, “Sunny is in the forest, in the house where the seven gnomes live." The step-mother laughed an evil laugh, and then proceeded to pick strawberries.
13: In the gnomes’ house, the gnomes felt sorry for Sunny, so they decided to let her stay. They fed her and let her rest and treated her well. One day, the step-mother, disguised as a harmless, ugly, old lady, came to the gnomes’ cottage and said, “I was picking strawberries, but I can't possibly eat all of them. Would you care for some?” “Yes, I would love some,” replied Sunny. Sunny took two and popped them into her mouth. Little did she know that they contained the poison that would make her fall asleep forever.
15: When the step-mother saw Sunny fall asleep, she laughed with glee and ran off. What she didn't know was that if Sunny's true love kissed her, she would awaken. Later that day, the step-mother came back to the gnomes’ house to check that Sunny was still asleep. At the same time, the gnomes saw that Sunny was asleep, so they assumed that the stepmother had poisoned her. They chased her up a tree, and the stepmother fell and died.
17: The gnomes tried everything to wake Sunny up, but nothing worked. Since they couldn't wake her up, they thought she was dead and put her peacefully on the forest floor. All of the gnomes waited for three days, to make sure that she was alright. On the third day a handsome young man named John heard about Sunny and wanted to help. He made a trip to the gnomes' cottage and saw Sunny lying on the forest floor.
19: When John saw Sunny on the ground, he knew that he had found his true love. He was saddened at the sight of her lifeless form lying on the ground. He bent down to kiss her, and when he did, she awoke.
21: After Sunny woke up, every one rejoiced with happiness. They all learned a very important lesson to never be jealous of what others have. Sunny and John got married and lived happily ever after. | The End