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STORY ABSTRACT
ELIZABETH FIGA



TITLE OF THE STORY

 Cinderella Mermaid:
Fairytale told Backwards

also known as:

Mermaid Cinderella:
Backwards told Fairytale


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL

Classic Tale Retold


TALETYPE CLASSIFICATION OF THE STORY

Folktale


STORY RATING

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY

In this variant of the traditional tale, Cinderella is a Mermaid whose story of Stepsisters Octopus, two, and Stepmother Crabby ... and dances ... and a Dolphin Prince ...  is told backwards.


Text of Story

 Cinderella Mermaid:
Fairytale told Backwards

also known as:

Mermaid Cinderella:
Backwards told Fairytale


Girl orphan beautiful -- Mermaid Cinderella.

Mean and evil all -- Stepsisters Octopus, two, and Stepmother Crabby with life shared Mermaid Cinderella Sweet.

Reef coral home at night and day worked Mermaid Cinderella.

Friday invitations special delivered Swordfishes.

Invitations?

Saturday dance and gala grande hosts Dolphin Prince.

Why?  

Bride seeking was Dolphin Prince that passed gossip!

Stepsisters Octopus two and Stepmother Crabby for gowns beautiful sewed Mermaid Cinderella.

Gala for leave Stepsisters Octopus two and Stepmother Crabby.

Sad very and alone home was Mermaid Cinderella

Presto!

Wand magic waving appears Godmother Fairy!

Shoes dancing magical needs she!  No?

Flippers Magical!

Instantly dance to flippers glass magical with gown beautiful into changed Mermaid Cinderella.

Midnight for curfew departure Mermaid Cinderella advises Godmother Fairy.

Cinderella Mermaid for chariot chauffeur seahorses two!

Ho, Seahorses!  Fly!!

Chariot off steps she and arrives Mermaid Cinderella!

Locked eyes and Mermaid Cinderella beautiful saw Dolphin Prince, instantly.

Evening all Mermaid Cinderella twirled and danced Dolphin Prince.

Astonishment and jealousy with watched Stepsisters Octopus two and Stepmother Crabby.

Midnight!  Struck clock, suddenly, when Mermaid Cinderella was confused.

Curfew midnight remembers Mermaid Cinderella 

Yikes!

Chariot for dance flees Mermaid Cinderella.

Departing Mermaid Cinderella watches Dolphin Prince.

Behind left ...  one lost flipper glass  

Alas!  Flipper glass notices Dolphin Prince!

Owner flipper glass find must -- search ocean and sea orders Dolphin Prince.

House Mermaid's Cinderella to go servants, eventually.  

Flipper glass on tried Stepsisters Octopus two and Stepmother Crabby, but, not did it fit.

Servant by noticed, cove in hiding, Mermaid Cinderella.

Afraid looked she; down sat slowly Mermaid Cinderella.

[SILENCE!]

Flipper glass?

Out rang cheers flipper glass fits perfectly Mermaid Cinderella. 

Hurray!  Hurray!  Hurray!

Him marry to Mermaid Cinderella asks Dolphin Prince.

Palace to return they, together. 

And

After ever happily live Mermaid Cinderella and Dolphin Prince.