Cinderella Short Story

Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a cute and sweet girl named Ella. She was born in a lovely home to a beautiful mother, Lily, and a hardworking merchant father. They all were happy in their sweet home. Being a merchant, Ella’s dad used to travel a lot. Because he wanted to give his wife and daughter all the happiness in the world, he worked hard, day and night.
Every time he returned from his journey, he never forgot to bring them flowers.
Ella: Dad
Father: Beautiful flowers for my wife and daughter. 
Mom: Thank You
Father:  And, my pretty darlings, I have got a surprise gift for you.
Mom:  What’s that?
Father:  My dearest, all my hard work has paid off.  I have bought a mansion for us. 
Mom and Ella: Wow!!!
Father: We should be able to move there soon.
Full of joy and excitement, they all boarded their horse cart to start a journey to their new home. The new mansion was huge and beautiful, with a lush garden in the front.
Mom: Wow! What a beautiful garden. Ella, let’s plant fruits and flowers here.
Ella:  “Mom, I love Lilies.. I want to grow them in a bunch.”
Seasons changed, the wheel of time kept spinning, and now Ella was growing into a beautiful girl.One day, while she was collecting apples in her garden, she saw two beautiful birds. Ella fed them apples and made them her pets.
Ella: You are so cute! Will you stay with me?

But misfortune took Ella’s mother away from her. Days passed by...
Ella: "Oh Dear ... come here, I'll help you."
Ella: Katy, if you do this again, no more treats for you. 
Narration: That day, Ella’s father entered the room and said:
Father: Ella, can we talk?
Ella: Go out and play, little ones, but no fighting.
Ella: Yes, dad. What is it?
Father: Darling, I have married a nice lady and she has arrived with her two daughters.
Father: I know it’s difficult for you to accept, but I am doing all of this for you, for me, for us.
Ella: Yes Dad, I know 
Father: Thank you, sweetheart.
Father: Let’s welcome your new mom to our home.
Ella: Okay, dad
As soon as Ella saw her new mother, she greeted her.
Ella: Welcome, Mother 
StepMom: Thank you, darling 
StepSis: Oh, these lilies are so boring! Mum, we should replace them with roses
Father: I’ll show them around.
Days passed by fairly smoothly, but then Ella’s dad had business to take care of in another town.
Father: Bye, girls!
StepSisters: Happy journey, Father
Ella: Dad, you forgot your Hat.
Father: Thank you, darling.
As soon as Ella’s father was out of sight, Ella’s stepmother and stepsisters started behaving rudely with her.
StepMom: Ella don’t sit with us. You must take care of the household chore. Give the house a good scrubbing and do the laundry.
Poor Ella didn’t know what to say. She was heartbroken to see her stepmother suddenly being so mean to her. Her sisters were giggling. It was obvious they enjoyed making her sad.
StepSis: Ella I'm starving. Where is my sandwich?
StepSis: Ella, my sandwich, too!
Ella’s two stepsisters and stepmother kept her busy all day long with their never-ending demands. But she never complained and did her work with a smile on her face. And while doing all the household chores, Ella never forgot to take care of her pets. She always made sure to feed Charlie and Budgie with bird seed.
StepSis: Ella! Stop playing around with those birds and serve us tea and breakfast. 
Ella:  Yes just a moment
StepSis: Look at her! She looks so funny with cinders on her face
Poor Ella said nothing and continued serving them tea. Suddenly her stepsister laughed.
StepSis: Oh, Mum! We can call her Cinderella, as she is always covered in cinders.
StepMom: Oh you are right Darling...the name suits her
After a long journey, her father returned home with gifts for all. He handed his stepdaughters their gifts, and they were pleased to see the beautiful dresses he bought for them.
StepSis:  Thank you, Father
Father: Darling, why do you look so messy?
StepMom: Oh dear, she was playing with her pets near the fireplace. That must be how she made her clothes so dirty.
Ella: Oh Dad. These flowers remind me of Mother..
After a few months...
His stay was a wonderful break for Cinderella from her stepmother’s cruelty, but it was terribly brief. Before long, Ella’s dad left again for business, bidding them all goodbye.
StepMom: Cinderella, get back to work!
Ella: Yes, Mother
One fine day, there was a knock at the door, and when Cinderella answered, she saw a royal guard holding a scroll with a big bow around it.
Guard: This is an invitation to the Prince’s ball.
Ella: Thank you!
Suddenly, her unkind stepmother snatched it from her and began to read to herself.
StepMom: Girls, we have an invitation for the Royal Ball! And every girl in town has been invited by Prince Charming himself.
Ella: Mother, can I attend the ball too please
StepMom: Yes, you can. But only if you finish all chores, and make beautiful gowns for Ashley and Alisa.
Cinderella was happy as she was going to the ball. With a cheerful smile, she finished her laundry and stitched beautiful gowns with the help of her pets. 
The big day arrived and her sisters and mother got ready to attend the ball. 
StepMom: Oh, my darlings, you both look marvelous!
When Ella saw them all dressed and ready to leave for the ball, she was hesitant.
Ella: Mother, now can I join you and go to the Ball?
StepMom: Oh, Cinderella... How can you attend the ball? You don’t even have a gown. Stay home and finish cleaning the attic.
Ella: Please, Mother! I'll do it all after I attend the ball!
Poor Cinderella saw her stepmother and sisters leaving for the ball, and started sobbing.
Ella: Please! Wait! Take me to the ball
Ella: Why did they do this? I did everything she asked me to do, and she still didn't take me to the ball.
Sad and alone with her pets, she was sitting quietly in her room when suddenly a dancing light appeared and from inside stepped a Fairy Godmother in front of her.
 Fairy: My dear child, what’s the matter? Why are you so sad?
Ella:  I want to go to the Prince's ball, but I don't have a beautiful dress
Fairy: Don’t worry, dear, I will help you.
Narration: The Fairy waved her wand and dressed Cinderella in a beautiful gown and pretty glass slippers.
Fairy: Ella, you look gorgeous, dear!
Ella: I don't have a carriage to take me to the ball
Fairy: Oh, don’t you worry. Can you fetch me seven mice and a pumpkin?
Ella: I have five pets and a pumpkin
Fairy: Then let us go to the garden.
The Fairy waved her magic wand again and turned the pumpkin into a beautiful carriage.
Ella - Wow
Fairy: C’mon now! Board your carriage and attend the Royal Ball and meet Prince Charming!
Fairy: Remember Cinderella, you have to be back before the clock strikes midnight, or else your carriage will turn into a pumpkin and your beautiful dress into rags.
Ella: I'll remember about the spell. Thank you for helping me!
She bid goodbye to the Fairy Godmother and left for the ball in her beautiful carriage. Cinderella arrived at the palace and saw that everyone was already enjoying themselves at the Ball.
The palace was huge, with a glittering Chandelier and floors that shone like mirrors. It was decorated with lights and beautiful flowers everywhere.
Guard – Attention please, the Prince will be joining us soon
Prince – Hi all, welcome to the royal ball
Stepsis - Wow
Prince: May I have the pleasure of dancing with you?
When the Prince spotted Cinderella, he was instantly struck by her beauty. He approached her and gracefully bowed.
Prince: May I have the pleasure of dancing with you?
Ella: Yes, of course
The Prince and Ella had a wonderful time in the ball, talking and laughing and dancing. 
She suddenly remembered the Fairy’s spell and how it would be broken when the clock struck midnight. Panicking, she started to leave.

Prince: My lady, what’s wrong?
Ella:I - I - I have to go
Cinderella rushed out of the palace before the spell was broken, and in her hurry, left her glass slippers behind. Cinderella was running out of the palace, and though the prince chased her, it was too late.
The Prince found her glass slipper on the stairs and ordered his royal guard to assemble an army.
Prince: Try this slipper on every girl in the kingdom! I have to find that girl.
The royal guard started searching for the beautiful girl whose foot would fit in the glass shoe. Back at the house, Cinderella was back doing her daily chores and taking care of her pets. Her stepsisters, as always, were lazing around. And that’s when they heard someone knock at the door.
Prince: I’m looking for the girl whose foot will fit this shoe.
StepMom: My daughters would love to try the shoe.
Both her stepsisters tried to fit their feet in the shoe, but they were unable to do so, as the slipper was too small and delicate.
Prince: My lady, will you try the shoe? 
StepMom: She is just a servant.
Ella: Yes ... I'll try
As soon as she slid her foot inside the slipper, it was clear that it fit her perfectly. The Prince was happy and so his royal guards, but her stepmother and sisters didn’t understand how the shoe fit Cinderella.
Prince: You are the Lady from the ball...
Prince: I offer you this Rose as a token of our friendship
Ella: Thank you!
Finally, Prince Charming and beautiful Cinderella were best friends and they played and enjoyed in the big palace along with their pets happily ever after.
Category: Short Stories

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