The Girl that Turned into a Ribbon by Martyn Kenneth
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The Girl That Turned Into a Ribbon
By Martyn Kenneth
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a very beautiful family. Her mother was always dressed very very well. And she never left the house without her polished high heels and matching black skirt and her perfectly straight hair. Daddy always left the house with his pressed suit, white shirt and navy blue tie, and his hair was always immaculate. And his shoes were always shiny. They were the most well-dressed family in the whole town. Even the whole city, it could be argued.
Everybody knew who they were because of their clothes and their hair and their shoes were just perfect. The mom had about 327 pairs of shoes, and 500 or so jackets, 300 skirts and about 1000 pairs of socks. But the thing that this mom liked the most was ribbons - hair ribbons. She had about a million ribbons in the house, all kinds of shapes and sizes and colours and patterns and different kinds of materials. She had pink ones and blue ones and yellow ones had long ones and short ones and fat ones and thin ones. wrinkly ones and straight ones and stiff ones had soft ones and smooth ones and sticky ones, and even a slimy one. And there was one with an ice cream stick. She had so many kinds of ribbons. You could say that the mom was ribbon crazy. Or she was ribbon mad. And she always helped her daughter get ready for school. So every day, the last thing that mom would do before the girl went to school was sit her on a very, very high stool and brush your hair very straight and put ribbons in it. Mom should have been a hairdresser. She was very good at doing her daughter's hair. And so every day she put the ribbons in her daughter’s hair and actually because her mom was such a perfectionist, she wanted to do such a good job the girl was always late for school. And you would see the girl running down the street in her nice shiny shoes and knee high socks and a beautiful dress and perfect ribbons in her hair. In fact, because she was so well dressed with the perfect ribbons, and because mommy had about a million ribbons, the girls nickname became ribbon.
“Oh, there's little Ribbon running down the street.”
“Oh, there's Ribbon again.”
“Oh, Ribbon must be late for school again.”
“Hey, ribbon, Where did you get those ribbons from?”
“My mom's got about a million ribbons!” said ribbon.
So every day the people in the shops in the streets and the taxi drivers and the milkmen would all look out for the new ribbons that ribbon had in her hair.
But one day, something terrible happened....