Her name was Carrie but all her friends called her Cinderella because she had the colour of a brown cinder. Her father was a rich and smart man but he made a grave mistake. He married Lady Tremaine whose cunningness was public knowledge. She was known for her blunt mouth. She had two daughters called Anastasia and Drizella. Like mother like daughter, they both liked to live a comfortable life.
They all moved in with Cinderella and she warmly welcomed them. She made them at ease in the house and offered to do their chores out of kindness. Lady Tremaine secretly admired Cinderella’s smartness and wished that her daughters had some brains too but one cannot neglect its own children after all.
The Lady and the two sisters started treating Cinderella as their housemaid and threw orders for her to fulfill. They would tell her to iron their clothes or to wash the dishes or to clean the house. Cinderella first did all the work to be hospitable but she then realised their true intentions. She started thinking of a plan.
One day, Drizella asked her to iron her shirt as she had to go out. Cinderella obliged and took her shirt on the ironing pad. She set the iron to the hottest degree, kept the iron on the shirt and headed towards the kitchen. After some time, Drizella’s nose caught a strange smell. She came out of her room to see that her shirt had a huge hole the shape of the iron. She called Cinderella and asked her about it. Cinderella said that she completely forgot about the shirt as she was overworked. Drizella decided to iron her clothes by herself. Cinderella smiled to herself.
Anastasia’s room was always a mess but she hated cleaning it. One day, she asked Cinderella to clean her room and Cinderella obliged. She asked Anastasia to leave the room. The room will be spotless, thought Cinderella.
After some time when Anastasia entered her room, she was shocked. Her bed was clean but her heart was in her mouth. She called Cinderella and asked her about the papers that were scattered on the bed. Cinderella replied that she tore them and threw them away as she thought they were trash. Apparently, they were her university admission papers. Anastasia cried the whole day and cursed Cinderella. But Cinderella had no regrets. Brats have to be tackled in their own way.
Lady Tremaine had a cat called Lucifer who she loved. Lucifer used to scratch Cinderella and tear her clothes. The cat walked around the house as if it owned it.
As Cinderella was walking on the road, she read an advertisement on the bus stop. After some days, she brought with herself Bruno, a dog 2 feet high with sharp teeth. He barked at Lucifer and ran after him the whole day. Lucifer was scared to death and would never leave the side of his Mistress.
But Lady Tremaine had earned the image of a cunning woman for a reason. She couldn’t rest until she taught this girl a lesson.
Cinderella was preparing for a job interview in a famed company. She had all the skills required and was pretty sure she would get the job. One day, as Cinderella was running some chores, her phone rang. Lady Tremaine quickly picked it up. It was a call for Cinderella’s interview.
The interviewer asked whether it was Cinderella speaking. Lady Tremaine replied in the affirmative. The man asked whether she would like to schedule the interview tomorrow to which Lady Tremaine rudely replied and said that she wasn’t interested in the job anymore. Lady Tremaine showed her uneven teeth and smiled. No one messes with Lady Tremaine , thought she and threw her phone away.
What Lady Tremaine didn’t know was that the interviewer was Cinderella’s close friend. He was sure that something smells fishy. He tried calling again but to no avail. He decided to visit her house and check for himself. He met Cinderella outside and told her about the incident. Cinderella told him the whole story and arranged for an interview the day after.
Cinderella finally got the job, leaving her step sisters and mother’s mouth being wide open. She asked them to leave her house and she lived happily ever after.
A girl need not be so kind that she gets abused. Standing up for oneself is a characteristic that everyone should incorporate in themselves.
A happy ending does not need a prince to save the love of his life from the tortures of her life. The girl is capable of saving herself!