So this is what society is today…
So this is what society is today…
As featured in the Changing Fire Universe…
The problem with having a hero is forgetting that we can be our own heroes.
“It’s my life! I can do what I want!” She said to society. But she had no idea she would regret the things she had done.
Micah Collins knew from the beginning that he was nothing like the Collins family.
While Dexter, Chelsea, Kristopher, Drew, and Kaylee had brown eyes, brown hair, and brown skin, Micah had blue eyes, reddish-brown hair, and cream-colored skin. While he cared about his family, he was also a target for the bullies who ruthlessly reminded him about his differences and implied that his birth mother must have thrown him away, because who would want an ugly boy like him?
It seemed like every day, people would see him and say, “Look, it’s the little vanilla boy! Why is he living with the chocolate people?” The kids laughed at him and the adults glared at him, as if he was sullying their perfect world with his presence. Micah was upset about the bullying, but he tried to hide it for his family’s sake. They had already gotten enough flack for adopting him, and they didn’t need any more unnecessary drama.
One night, Micah looked into the mirror and said, “Why am I so different? Why am I not like everyone else in my family? What’s wrong with me?”
Just then, a fairy came through the window. The fairy was tall with fiery red hair and orange eyes. Micah saw him and said, “Can you help me?”
“Why should I help you?” said the fairy.
“Because I’m not like everyone else and I want to know why?” said Micah.
The fairy stared at him, saying, “So you’re not like everyone else, and you want to know why? Come, I’ll show you.”
He grabbed Micah’s hand and led him through the mirror to a strange world. Fairies were everywhere, laughing as they flitted through the air. Micah found himself laughing for a moment, realizing that he was happy among the fairies. But that didn’t bring him any comfort, as he knew he would have to return to a cruel world that wanted to punish him for not living with a family that looked like him.
Just as he prepared to go to him inevitable fate, a fairy saw him and said, “I know why you’re different from your family.”
“Why?” said Micah.
“It’s because you’re a fairy,” said the fairy. “OK, you’re only a half fairy, but that’s part of the story. Look in the mirror and see.”
Micah stared into the pond and gasped as he saw his reflection. Here he was, in his true form. He had blue, silver, and purple wings on his back. His eyes was purple and his hair was golden blond. For a moment, he felt as if he belonged.
He couldn’t wait to tell everyone about the fairies tomorrow.
Amy was a normal girl who wanted a better life, but her stepmother Charlize and stepsister Maritza prevented her from living that life. Of course, they didn’t like her or treat her well.
But Amy would never give up, not matter what the circumstances were.
She learned about an audition to be in a movie directed by a famous movie director. Amy loved to act and she often participated in her school’s plays. But this was the big league, and she would have to fight scores of other girls to get the coveted part.
That meant she had to squeeze past Maritza to get to her goal. It would not be easy, however.
When Charlize found out about Amy’s plans to audition for the movie role, so she spread dirt and sand all over the front hall, forcing Amy to clean up the mess without using a vacuum cleaner. Amy grumbled and went to get a broom to sweep up the mess, knowing that Charlize had planned to sabotage her audition so that Maritza could get the part. (I don’t have to tell you that Maritza was terrible at acting.)
Nonetheless, Amy finished cleaning the front hall and went to the audition, where the first group of girls were rejected. She knew she still had a chance.
Unfortunately, Charlize (furious that Amy managed to outsmart her and make the audition) spilled several bags of pasta on the countertop in the kitchen and told Amy that she couldn’t go to the audition until she organized every piece of pasta. As she picked up each piece of pasta and put it back into its proper container, Amy wondered what Charlize had against her. She knew Charlize wanted Maritza to win the part (as bad as she was at acting), but she wondered if her stepmother wanted her to fail the audition as well.
After the counter was clean and the pasta was put back into the pantry, Amy went to the audition, where she survived the second round of rejections. But she knew it wasn’t over yet, not as far as Maritza and Charlize were concerned.
Safe to say, Amy wasn’t so lucky the third time, as Charlize (angry that Amy outsmarted her and went to the audition) locked her up in her huge room-sized closet and told her never to come out until the auditions were over. As she fumed over her stepmother’s latest treatment, a small fairy named Snowglimmer came to her, saying, “Why are you angry?”
“My stepmother has locked me up in her huge closet and won’t let me come out until the audition is over,” said Amy. “How will I get myself out of this situation?”
“Don’t worry,” said Snowglimmer. “I have a plan. We’ll disguise you. No one will know it’s you, not even your stepmother.”
“Are you sure this will work?” said Amy.
“Certainly,” said Snowglimmer. “Now, let’s see what your stepmother has for you to wear.”
Within a few hours, Amy stepped into the movie studio wearing a pair of knee-high boots, a short sleeveless dress, and a long coat. She also wore a choker, a shawl, and a brooch. She certainly looked the part of the character she was auditioning for.
As she performed, she barely noticed the audience and judges watching her. Even her stepmother and stepsister were watching her, not knowing who she was. But she remembered that Snowglimmer had told her to leave the studio by 3 o’clock or her disguise would fade.
While she was talking to the lead star of the movie, Amy heard her watch chime 2 o’clock. So to make a long story short, she fled from the studio, dropping her phone on the floor as she ran. Yet she was found in the closet when Charlize and Maritza came home from the studio. Maritza had been cut from the lineup, and the studio was raving about a mysterious girl who came to the studio and left without a trace, but left her cell phone on the floor.
I’m not going to bother you with details, so here’s the thing: the director and the lead actor showed up at Amy’s house with Amy’s cell phone. Yet Maritza tried to claim the phone as hers when Amy showed up and took it back, thus revealing herself as the mysterious actress.
As Charlize and Maritza protested, Amy said to them, “Oh, give it up, you two! The phone is mine, and so is the part.”
And that’s how this story ends.