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A real-life Cinderella story

Olesya Bufan

Have you noticed how popular those Cinderella stories have become?”The Princess Diaries,” “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” “Snow White,” “A Cinderella Story,” and “What a Girl Wants” are favorite movies. “Princess” is a favorite girls character. If you ask a little girl whom she wants to look like, for sure, she’ll say a princess. But hardly any teenage girl or adult will answer “Yes” to the question “Can you say you are Cinderella?” But I can say I am a Cinderella, and I am writing about it in this newspaper. Are you saying it’s just a word? You don’t believe? OK, I’ll give you proof. Here is my version of this beautiful fairy tale.As a gift from my godmother, I got this trip to the U.S.A., which saved me from a boring, common life, consisting of regular school, unlimited homework and tiresome dance classes. But perhaps she, this kind fairy, heard my dreams. Perhaps she felt that my soul wanted something new and took me to this new world, where you can see everything if you use a little bit of imagination. Instead of a ball I will have a prom with its fancy dresses and hairstyles. Stepmother? I don’t have her; my host mom can’t be even compared with that awful stereotype. Sisters, I have one: my host sister. And yes, sometimes she gets really annoying, but it just makes her a regular sister. Prince? I have met one who I thought might turn out to be a beautiful prince, but it didn’t happen. The main thing is I think every girl should feel like a princess. Of course sometimes I have problems, but it’s just a tale and it will have a happy end. I hope. What I would like to say to you is just look around, find something great in your life and be happy, don’t care about your age or appearance. Look at the mirror and say, “I am a Princess,” and you sure are.Olesya Bufan is a student at Rifle High School.


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