Sally And The Queen

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It is a short story about jealousy and arrogance.

Submitted: December 04, 2012

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Submitted: December 04, 2012

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Once upon a time…

 

 In a magnificent field in the forgotten age, a charming little butterfly lived there, her name was Sally. She accustomed to play with her friends all the daylight time, where they spent it among the most beautiful flowers.

 

Sally was so lovely that all other butterflies liked her especially by her friends, who knew nothing about her but humility and her charming smile. One day when she was sick, her friends refused to play but to spend that day beside her and they stayed there until she recovered completely.

 

One day while she was going back home with her friend Marry,

 

Mary “How beautiful you are!”

 

Sally smiled and replied “ Thank you very much indeed.”

 

Mary stopped for a while and said  “But I have not noticed that you realize how beautiful you are!”

 

Sally “ realize! How?”

 

Mary “I mean that God doesn't endue you such a beauty vainly."

 

Sally  “may you clarify more, please.”

 

Mary “you could be the queen of all butterflies all over the world because of your beauty.”


Sally burst into laughter and when she caught her breath, she replied

 

“ Queen! You have to be insane, did you forget that I am still young? Beside, my family has not known anything about royalty. So how could I be a queen?”

Mary “I will teach you how to be a queen, whom everybody wishes to meet and see her charming smile and bring her delicious nectar while she is sitting on her throne.”

 

 Sally “Are you serious?”

 

Mary “Sure, let us go back home. Soon sun will set. Think about what we have talked about and as usual, I will pass by tomorrow and then you can tell me your decision, but keep in mind that this opportunity will never come back if you let it go.”

 

Each of the butterflies, Sally and Merry went home. Sally went to her bed after getting her supper, put her head on the pillow and closed her eyes. Then, all the sudden, her imagination stole her away. She started dreaming of when she will become the queen of all butterflies, walking through the corridors of the palace where flowers pots, which made of gold, hanged everywhere, planted with magnificent flowers. Servants and maids are ready to serve her, delegations are coming from everywhere to see the queen who is renowned for her beauty.

At last sleep overcame her imagination.

 

 Soon, the night turned into the day, Sally woke up on Mary's voice calling her to get up.

 

 “Get up lazy butterfly, sun is shining and calling us to enjoy its warmth.”  Said Merry.

 

 

Sally  “Good morning my friend, it seems that I slept late last night.”

 

Mary  “I hope you have thought well.”

 

Sally  “Yes, I will be your student to be a queen.”

 

Mary  “So let us begin, you will never play again with our silly friends.”

 

Sally  “What! But I can't stay away from them; I can't imagine my life without them.”

 

Mary  “Let your friends treat you like a queen. If you want to be a queen, you have to behave like a queen. Butterflies will never trust you while you are playing in the field, you are grown up, leave them alone and take care of yourself.”

 

Sally  “I am going to be a queen. Anyway, I will not have the time for that; you know how much the queen is busy. Now let me tell my mother about this great idea.”

 

Marry  “No, wait! You must not tell anybody about this, even your mother.”

 

Sally  “Why not? She is my mother, she will be glad to hear that.”

 

Marry  “My friend, you know there is who loves you and who hates you, even if it does not show. I will not let anyone sabotage our hard working. I know that your mother loves you, but in one hand I think morning's sittings with neighbors are able to steal words from her, on the other hand she will be gladder when you surprise her.”

 

While they were talking, their friends came in.

 

One of her friends called Sara was wondering “Here you are lazy butterflies, what has made you both late? Let us go out to play.”

 

Sally “Sorry my friends, I cannot play anymore.”

 

Sara “why? Is there anything wrong?”

 

Sally “My friends, I have grown up and you too. We have to stop playing, we are no longer kids, now please leave me, I have some personal affairs with Marry.”

 

Sadly, her friends were shocked and left them with broken hearts.

 Meanwhile, Marry encouraged Sally to focus on becoming the queen.

 

Marry “Forget about them now, they will come back to you when you become their queen. Now let us go outside to start training.”

 

For a whole month Marry trained Sally how to fly like a queen, how to stand on a flower, and how to drink nectar like a queen. Sally was so pining to the day she will be a queen.

 

Marry “Tomorrow will be your biggest day my friend, tomorrow you are going to be the queen of butterflies.”

 

Sally “I cannot believe that, at last I will be a queen. I wish I could see my friends' faces when they see me turned into a queen.”

 

Marry “You will see them, but now let us go back home, a long day waiting for us tomorrow.”

 

The morning day had come; Sally and Marry met in the field they used to play in and flew away. A few hours later they arrived at the black forest.

 

Sally “Where are we going? You know it is not safe to get in this place.”

 

Marry “Do not worry; I will be with you, now come with me to that tree.”

 

They both stood on a tree branch, Marry continued “You see that yellow flower on the bank of the river?”

 

Sally “Yes, I see it.”

 

Marry “Go and stand on it for a while, then butterflies will come in groups to pledge the alliance to you.”

 

Sally “I am afraid, would you come with me please?”

 

Marry “Go on, after a while you will be a queen. Do not be silly, I am here watching you, go on.”

 

Sally flew to the yellow flower and stood there waiting for the delegations, while she was waiting, a frog caught her by the tongue and ate her.

 

"At last I will be the center of attention of my friends." Said Marry.

 

 She flew back to the field, where she saw the rest of the butterflies, and she started crying "My friends, Sally died, a frog ate her."

 

Sara “What! When? What took her there?”

 

Marry “She wanted to discover the black forest. I tried to prevent her, but I could not, I went with her to protect her, but I failed.”

 

Sara “We all know that you are the one who deceived her not to play with us, now you may be the one who led her to her death, go and find another friends.”

 

Marry felt that her dignity was offended so she decided to make them pay their lives for what they did.

 

She flew over them while they were playing to get birds attention, that was the plan, make them food for the birds, but her efforts failed, so she decided to fly high enough, while she was flying left and right, a bird picked up her and flew away.

 

 

 Once upon a time…

 

 In a magnificent field in the forgotten age, a charming little butterfly lived there, her name was Sally. She accustomed to play with her friends all the daylight time, where they spent it among the most beautiful flowers.

 

Sally was so lovely that all other butterflies liked her especially by her friends, who knew nothing about her but humility and her charming smile. One day when she was sick, her friends refused to play but to spend that day beside her and they stayed there until she recovered completely.

 

One day while she was going back home with her friend Marry,

 

Mary “How beautiful you are!”

 

Sally smiled and replied “ Thank you very much indeed.”

 

Mary stopped for a while and said  “But I have not noticed that you realize how beautiful you are!”

 

Sally “ realize! How?”

 

Mary “I mean that God doesn't endue you such a beauty vainly."

 

Sally  “may you clarify more, please.”

 

Mary “you could be the queen of all butterflies all over the world because of your beauty.”


Sally burst into laughter and when she caught her breath, she replied

 

“ Queen! You have to be insane, did you forget that I am still young? Beside, my family has not known anything about royalty. So how could I be a queen?”

Mary “I will teach you how to be a queen, whom everybody wishes to meet and see her charming smile and bring her delicious nectar while she is sitting on her throne.”

 

 Sally “Are you serious?”

 

Mary “Sure, let us go back home. Soon sun will set. Think about what we have talked about and as usual, I will pass by tomorrow and then you can tell me your decision, but keep in mind that this opportunity will never come back if you let it go.”

 

Each of the butterflies, Sally and Merry went home. Sally went to her bed after getting her supper, put her head on the pillow and closed her eyes. Then, all the sudden, her imagination stole her away. She started dreaming of when she will become the queen of all butterflies, walking through the corridors of the palace where flowers pots, which made of gold, hanged everywhere, planted with magnificent flowers. Servants and maids are ready to serve her, delegations are coming from everywhere to see the queen who is renowned for her beauty.

At last sleep overcame her imagination.

 

 Soon, the night turned into the day, Sally woke up on Mary's voice calling her to get up.

 

 “Get up lazy butterfly, sun is shining and calling us to enjoy its warmth.”  Said Merry.

 

 

Sally  “Good morning my friend, it seems that I slept late last night.”

 

Mary  “I hope you have thought well.”

 

Sally  “Yes, I will be your student to be a queen.”

 

Mary  “So let us begin, you will never play again with our silly friends.”

 

Sally  “What! But I can't stay away from them; I can't imagine my life without them.”

 

Mary  “Let your friends treat you like a queen. If you want to be a queen, you have to behave like a queen. Butterflies will never trust you while you are playing in the field, you are grown up, leave them alone and take care of yourself.”

 

Sally  “I am going to be a queen. Anyway, I will not have the time for that; you know how much the queen is busy. Now let me tell my mother about this great idea.”

 

Marry  “No, wait! You must not tell anybody about this, even your mother.”

 

Sally  “Why not? She is my mother, she will be glad to hear that.”

 

Marry  “My friend, you know there is who loves you and who hates you, even if it does not show. I will not let anyone sabotage our hard working. I know that your mother loves you, but in one hand I think morning's sittings with neighbors are able to steal words from her, on the other hand she will be gladder when you surprise her.”

 

While they were talking, their friends came in.

 

One of her friends called Sara was wondering “Here you are lazy butterflies, what has made you both late? Let us go out to play.”

 

Sally “Sorry my friends, I cannot play anymore.”

 

Sara “why? Is there anything wrong?”

 

Sally “My friends, I have grown up and you too. We have to stop playing, we are no longer kids, now please leave me, I have some personal affairs with Marry.”

 

Sadly, her friends were shocked and left them with broken hearts.

 Meanwhile, Marry encouraged Sally to focus on becoming the queen.

 

Marry “Forget about them now, they will come back to you when you become their queen. Now let us go outside to start training.”

 

For a whole month Marry trained Sally how to fly like a queen, how to stand on a flower, and how to drink nectar like a queen. Sally was so pining to the day she will be a queen.

 

Marry “Tomorrow will be your biggest day my friend, tomorrow you are going to be the queen of butterflies.”

 

Sally “I cannot believe that, at last I will be a queen. I wish I could see my friends' faces when they see me turned into a queen.”

 

Marry “You will see them, but now let us go back home, a long day waiting for us tomorrow.”

 

The morning day had come; Sally and Marry met in the field they used to play in and flew away. A few hours later they arrived at the black forest.

 

Sally “Where are we going? You know it is not safe to get in this place.”

 

Marry “Do not worry; I will be with you, now come with me to that tree.”

 

They both stood on a tree branch, Marry continued “You see that yellow flower on the bank of the river?”

 

Sally “Yes, I see it.”

 

Marry “Go and stand on it for a while, then butterflies will come in groups to pledge the alliance to you.”

 

Sally “I am afraid, would you come with me please?”

 

Marry “Go on, after a while you will be a queen. Do not be silly, I am here watching you, go on.”

 

Sally flew to the yellow flower and stood there waiting for the delegations, while she was waiting, a frog caught her by the tongue and ate her.

 

"At last I will be the center of attention of my friends." Said Marry.

 

 She flew back to the field, where she saw the rest of the butterflies, and she started crying "My friends, Sally died, a frog ate her."

 

Sara “What! When? What took her there?”

 

Marry “She wanted to discover the black forest. I tried to prevent her, but I could not, I went with her to protect her, but I failed.”

 

Sara “We all know that you are the one who deceived her not to play with us, now you may be the one who led her to her death, go and find another friends.”

 

Marry felt that her dignity was offended so she decided to make them pay their lives for what they did.

 

She flew over them while they were playing to get birds attention, that was the plan, make them food for the birds, but her efforts failed, so she decided to fly high enough, while she was flying left and right, a bird picked up her and flew away.

 

 

 

 

 


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