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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Unlikely Hero

The following is a work of fiction. All characters and events portrayed below are purely fictional. Any resemblance or similarity to real persons or events is purely coincidental.

This story was actually written by my 10-year old daughter as an entry into a story-writing competition. There was a word-limit of 500 words for the entire story, hence the somewhat cryptic character development. When she is left to her own devices, my daughter writes quite long and imaginative stories. Hope you enjoy!

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An Unlikely Hero


Prologue

She tried to scream, but she couldn’t. The evil warlock roughly clamped his hand over her mouth. His, glowing, purple, eyes surveyed the escape routes. Finally he made up his mind.

As he climbed down the rough stone castle wall with her still in his grasp, she stopped struggling, and wondered how the warlock looked without his mask on. She didn’t have to wait long.

Suddenly, the warlock tripped over a loose brick, and they plummeted towards the ground! Luckily, they were only two feet above the ground, so they didn’t have a hard landing. That was when it happened: The warlock’s mask fell off. The princess looked at his face, horrified.

Two Years Pass…

The king wore his pink bunny slippers and went down the Castle Stairs. He thought about Tara, his princess, and the day she had run away, at least according to the Castle Advisors. Her room had been neat, so the Advisors had ruled out a kidnapping.

Uncle Bram, the king’s brother, had disappeared the same day. The Advisors said that Uncle Bram had been kidnapped. His room had been ransacked, and his expensive antique mirror had been smashed and scattered on the bed.

The king had offered a reward of a chicken in exchange for finding Tara and Uncle Bram, so it wasn’t surprising that nobody had volunteered. Now, the king asked the Castle Announcement Maker to tell all of the commoners that the new reward was… $1,000,000,000!!

When a spunky commoner named Anamica heard the announcement, she ran between the legs of the commoners in front of the castle and right into the castle! She knocked down a startled servant, and ran up the Castle Staircase. “Howdy Doody?” she asked the king, who looked even more startled than the servant.

“I volunteer to find Tara, I know karate!” said Anamica. “How old are you?” asked the king. “Eleven,” said Anamica.” “Sorry,” said the king, “you have to be 18 or over.” “Fine!” said Anamica and ran back down the staircase and away from the castle.

As she ran home, she saw a kite in the sky. It was a rainy day, but she started to follow it. As she got closer, she saw a cabin in the distance. She ran all the way to the cabin, which was a big mistake! The warlock stood in front of the cabin. He leered at her.

“Hee yah!” yelled Anamica, and in one swift karate move, she tripped the warlock and broke his ankle. “OUCHIE!” shrieked the warlock. “I WANT MY MOMMY!” Then Anamica pulled off his mask. There, on the ground, was…UNCLE BRAM?!! Anamica quickly knocked down the locked door of the cabin and saw that Princess Tara was tied up! She untied Tara, and they dragged Uncle Bram to the castle. He was locked in the dungeons.

Anamica was a hero. She and Tara became best friends! The king made a new law: Anyone could become a hero, even people under 18!

The End

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