Dreams of things that passed

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

A twist between Cinderella and Aladdin...
Meet Maya, a lonely girl on her family's farm, this is her story

Maya loved the stars. She loved watching them twinkle in the sky. She always had questions about everything. Her dad and mom bought her a telescope, using the little money they had saved. Her family lived peacefully and alone on a quiet ranch. 

Maya was lonely. There were no other kids on the ranch. She wanted friends. All she had were the horses, and her loyal puppy Alya. It wasn't enough for her.

One day her father fell very ill. He only had a few days left to live. He told his daughter to remember him. "I have lived a long life, and seen many things." He said "My hope is that  when I pass, you will take on the family honor."

Maya cried and cried. Her father was gone. She wept for days. Her mother would come in to comfort her when she cried for him in the night. "He loved you so much," Her mother said. "He would want you to be happy, no more tears. Her mother met a man in the village when she was harvesting the crops for the winter. She planned to marry him. 

Maya hated him. He treated her very harshly. No ten year old should have to go through what he did to her. He ripped her dresses, broke her toys, and did not feed her for days at a time. 

So she ran away. She could hear him calling her, she knew it was only a matter of time before he found her. She sobbed and sobbed. 

Then she saw a porcelain pot. Her mother told her a story about a magical creature who lived in the pot, and gave you three wishes if you rubbed it. She rubbed and rubbed and rubbed the pot. And just when she thought it was no use, a spirit soared out. "Come young child, why are you crying?" He asked her. "A horrible man is after me, I want him to stop." Maya replied. "I will give you three wishes," He said, "If you answer my riddle."  Maya accepted the challenge. "If you don't keep me, I'll break." He said. "What am I?" She remembered that question, like someone had asked her it before, long ago. A promise, the voice in her head said. Suddenly a memory flooded into her head. In this memory, she sat on the edge of the bed, her father in front of her, You must promise to never leave your mother's side, her father said. I won't, papa! she replied. "A promise..." She whispered. She started to cry. 

"What's wrong, child?" The spirit asked. "I miss my father!" She said. "Why do you miss your father," He asked. "When he is right here?" Maya realized that the spirit was her father. "Father." She said "Thank you." "Goodbye," He said, "I will always be in your heart." She knew what she had to do...

 

 Epilogue

Maya and her mother got rid of the step-father. After she saw what happened to poor Maya, she kicked him out, telling him never to return. They lived happily together. And Maya never missed her father again, because she knew he would always be with her. They moved to a small town, with lots of other children. Maya became top of her class in school, and later went on to become very famous. She had lots of children and friends, and a husband who loved her to the moon and back, just like her father had.


Submitted: November 05, 2020

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