Chapter 1: Life

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Chapter 1: Life

by HarmonyQueen86

It's ok to be different;

well, that's what I believe at least.

I've read stories about beautiful maidens,

selfless princesses, brave heroines, and extraordinary high school girls.

Their shining hair blows in the wind

as their eyes use the sun's rays to reflect a beaming soul.

Just like Ruby.

Ruby is searching for her one true love in the fairy tale I'm engrossed in; she's absolutely stunning.

Her father, the king

refuses to give her rights to inherit the kingdom unless she finds a rightful king, the perfect prince.

For Ruby, that shouldn't be too hard.

Her swirling caramel curls, radiant chestnut irises, plump rosy lips, all these make Ruby ideal for any man. They're always chasing after her, asking for her hand in marriage.

Recently she rejected a handsome prince

with enough wealth for generations, but he was unspeakably horrible to the people of his kingdom. Ruby knew he couldn't be the one for her. Knew he couldn't ever really love her.

Decisions are always easy for Ruby,

right and wrong so easy to distinguish.

It doesn't really matter anyway.

I know she'll get many more offers. She's a princess, after all.

A frown creases my brow as I think back over the chapter,

the one with the arrogant prince returning to his homeland defeated.

If guys are only after girls like Ruby,

then where do I stand in the world?

I'm nothing special.

Not as special as her.

I place the book next to me,

swirling my legs in the pond, gazing at my reflection.

My looks are nothing compared to Ruby's

or the beauty of my other heroines.

I mean, my eyes are almost the same color as the pond;

dark, like the ocean on a stormy day. A hurricane.

Who thinks a hurricane is beautiful?

I know I'm only 13, I shouldn't be thinking about this,

but I doubt I'll ever acquire the beauty they have.

I puff tufts of tangled, unkempt, hair out of my eyes;

it's not long, glossy, and perfect. It's a mess. An absolute mess.

Compared to them, and most girls my age, I'm a rag doll.

Plain, ordinary, only capable of watching those who are able to be beautiful.

I sigh as the tiny fish nibble at my toes.

Will these be the only kisses I ever receive?

I know what guys want,

and I guarantee nothing about me is in the list.

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Starts off where chapter 1 ends :)

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a year agoReply
@michaelschulze :)

a year agoReply
Looking forward to the next installment and love is in the eyes of the beholder you have a beautiful mind nice work

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Your comment made my day. I really want to be an author when I grow up with published novels and such.

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil :) that means a lot to me. Thank you so much!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
This was adorable. It was beyond clever. I loved it. This is well written. You used techniques of literature that many professional writers have not conquered. Just to let you know. You are wrong. Not all men have that shopping list you wrote for finding a soulmate. A lot of guys look for clever, cute personality, intelligence, good humor, and strength of personality. I loved your poem. I read your poem to my wife. We were both blown away by your talent, sense of humor, and the fact that you are only 13 years old. We both want to tell you that you are going to be just fine. Boys will be lining up for dates. Your life and body are going to change unbelievably over the next three years. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will be fine.

lisaSilver CommaCats
a year agoReply
oooo good start!

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a year agoReply
@penny Thanks that means a lot :)

pennySilver CommaI live for life
a year agoReply
wow. can't wait for chapter 2