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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Short Narrative - Amelia

Alexis and the golden sword

During 800 Bc  in a the village in the Athens, there lived a heroic princess named Alexis. She was well known throughout the whole city of Athens but lived behind a small village in the middle of the city. She was by far the most beautiful woman in the village with her curly black hair falling long past her shoulders and her sparkly green eyes . As she was the only known child of the Eldest rulers she had rightful ownership to the golden sword, a treasured weapon which was usually passed down to the eldest son.


One day Alexis was outside of her palace in a secret lair she once used to admire the beauty of the sword. Until the King and Queen commanded that she must learn how to fight. She for once had a free day and she used her time to go to the village. She took her sword with her as Father (king) commanded.  The was a vain young villager named Vader who looked at himself as the best and the handsomest. He saw the sword and decided that it must be his, he would be truly honored  if people saw him with it. That night Vadar  crept into the backyard of the palace and found that the lair was guarded. his determines made him strong and he fought the guards to their death. He grabbed the sword and decide tomorrow would be the day of his honor.


The next morning Alexis realized her sword was missing and her guards were dead. Immediately she sent everyone she knew on a mission to find the sword. Eventually after the whole of the village had been sent lock down and horse carriages crashed and broken, Vadar had been found. Alexis had now a lot in her hands a thief and murder, a criminal. First she was going to kill him but then she decided to just torture him in a way she knew would scare him forever. She ordered her maid to cover a dungeon room with mirrors and then put him in the room. He seemed very pleased he would spend the rest of his life being able to look at his ‘handsome’ face until Alexis walked in the sword in her hand. She placed it to his heart and murmured some potion and suddenly he turned into an old man with wrinkles and ragged clothes.


After that day everyone in the village knew to never be vain and selfish again. They all learned a very valuable lesson that day. The story of Alexis and Vadar was told to children and grandchildren throughout the whole of Athens to remind everyone of how vainess and selfishness gets you nowhere. The Palace was visited daily after Alexis's death many years after. And even then you could see the dirty mirriors in the dungeon room


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