Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful young maiden named Cinderella in a house beside a farm. Cinderella was a loving and obedient child, but she was left to live with her cruel stepmother and vain stepsisters.
Every day, Cinderella spent her time doing all the household chores, and everything else her family was too lazy to do.
“Cinderella, fetch me my furry, white hat!” Elvira, the older of the stepsisters shouted.
Cinderella squinted about her stepsister’s messy room and saw something fluffy on the chair. She quickly grabbed it and plopped it on Elvira’s head.
“Aiii!” Screeched Elvira. “I said hat, not cat! Get out of my room, you’re as blind as a bat!”
Cinderella kept on apologizing, but Elvira kicked her out of the room anyway.
Then, Cinderella heard Charlotte holler from her room. “Cinderella, grab my pink beehive wig with the curly top!”
Cinderella blinked a couple of times as her eyes swept Charlotte’s room for anything pink. She thought she spied a pink curly-topped lump sitting on a chest and handed it to Charlotte.
Charlotte’s eyes popped when she received a pink, squirming piglet. “I said wig, not pig! Can’t you do anything right?!”
“Mother!” Elvira and Charlotte screamed at the same time.
“What is it, my dears?” Cinderella’s stepmom hurried to her children.
“Cinderella gets everything wrong,” Elvira complained as she pried the cat from her head.
“Cinderella messes up my orders on purpose,” Charlotte added, shooing the piglet from her room.
“Cinderella, explain yourself!” The stepmother raised her voice and crossed her hands over her chest.
But just as Cinderella was about to speak, the doorbell rang.
Cinderella ran down the stairs to get the door.
…to be continued