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Red Shoes

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FC: The Red Shoes! | by Meg Huwe

1: Based off of the story Red Shoes by: Hans Christian Andersen *Which is a story about this girl who lets her selfish desires (shoes) become her priority and as a result is cursed and has to dance FOREVER, until she cuts her feet off.

2: There she was just walking down the street singing “do wa diddi diddy dum diddy do.” She had no shoes upon her little feet, “du wah diddy diddy dum diddy do.” She was bare! On her feet. She was bare foot and she was poor, she needed some to care for her. WHOA WHOA! Ohhhh..

3: Just kidding, this tale is not going to be told in a song that’s already been written (even if the words in my version were altered and totally worked, to some extent.) This is actually the story of how someone’s life got twist-turned upside down, so I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you all about this girl named Karen and... Being serious now.

4: Once upon a time, there was a girl named Karen, who was super-duper poor. So poor, that she couldn’t even afford shoes for her cold feet. Not to mention her feet were a size 15 and she was only five feet tall. Her feet would turn purple as she walked down the street (not singing do wah diddy, diddy dum diddy do). She was very out of place since everyone around her lived in mansions and were rich. One day though, as luck would have it, she tripped over a rock and fell and scraped her knee.

5: That isn't the lucky part though, because after falling she began to cry and as one of her tears hit the ground, a fairy godmother appeared. Why did she appear? She apparently mistook Karen's tear for one of those magical ones seen in basically every Disney movie that makes a fairy godmother appear or brings someone back to life. In Karen’s case though, she only got a fairy godmother. But, this fairy godmother agreed to grant her three wishes, since she'd already made the trip.

6: Karen’s first wish was for some new clothes. Then she wished for lots of money, and lastly she wished for a pair of red shoes.

7: Seem like good enough wishes, don't they? Well, they would be fine if Karen had gotten an ordinary fairy godmother but she hadn't.... | This fairy godmother tended to alter peoples' wishes if she found out they had a more important priority. See, Karen had a mother who had been sick for the past year and the godmother clearly stated she could help cure her, but Karen decided on her selfish desires instead.

8: This really peeved the fairy godmother and it made her wanna SHOUT through her hands up and SHOUT, so shout she did. She yelled at Karen for being selfish, but instead of listening to the fairy godmother, Karen just walked away.

9: The fairy godmother decided she would leave Karen be, but come midnight, (Nothing good happens after midnight, remember that kiddies) if she was still being selfish she would bestow a curse on her.

10: Karen spent the rest of the day shopping, getting a pedicure (because she obviously needed to show off her feet in her new red shoes) and shopping. She had such a blasty blast shopping and spending money that she forgot all about what the fairy godmother had told her and all about her mother as well. She also found herself constantly checking out her feet in her shoes. Any chance she got she was looking at them.

11: When she returned to her house, she found her mother had passed on, but instead of feeling any concern, Karen just looked at her feet. Karen should have been devastated, but instead just tried to go find some closet space for her new wardrobe, and to strut her stuff in her shoes.

12: As the clock struck midnight (picture a suspenseful atmosphere, cloudy outside, really dark, maybe even a thunderstorm) the fairy godmother appeared and seeing what Karen had done, she bestowed a curse on her. One that would force her to dance forever while wearing the red shoes. This was because Karen wanted so badly to had them that she forgot about the rest of her priorities, so now she could be with them all the time.

13: Karen enjoyed the dancing at first, along with her pretty red shoes, but it became repetitive and she had so many other desires. She tried crying, hoping her tears would bring another fairy godmother. She tried cutting off the shoes. She even tried cutting off her feet, but nothing would work.

14: The fairy godmother knew Karen would never see the error of her ways, and she certainly didn't. The rest of her life was spent dancing, dancing in the street.

15: And everybody else lived happily ever after, except for Karen.

16: The End.

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Meg Huwe
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  • Title: Red Shoes
  • A fairy tale written for T.O's class.
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  • Published: over 7 years ago