Amira and the Red Bottom Shoes (Please Vote for This Chapter)

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Quick note to all of you lovelies! This is my complete #OnceUponNow entry for the amazing contest hosted by target right here on Wattpad!

***Starting on June 14, 2016, votes on the FIRST CHAPTER will determine who is selected to go to the next round. So, if you feel up to it, I would really appreciate it if you like my story, clicking on the little star! :) Comments are always appreciated as well! 

Also, a HUGE thank you to RealisticWriting, Lucyface, and GavinHetherington for all of their help with everything from cover design to talking through the plot with me! I'm super grateful for all of your help!

Kelly Anne Blount xoxo

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Amira and the Red Bottom Shoes

The war changed everything. My life unwound like a ball of yarn tumbling down a flight of stairs. The streets that were once filled with laughter and children playing were soon replaced with the sounds of war. Gunfire, bombs, and the wails of mothers who had lost their children too soon became my new normal.

In October, my school crumbled to the ground. My brother had been lost in the rubble. Mother and Father died on their way to collect his body. In an instant, I became an orphan.

The call came three days later. My father's sister offered to take me in. She lived in America. Even in a time of great sorrow, I can still remember the first time I said the magical words out loud, "I'm moving to America." The butterflies in my stomach started fluttering at that very moment and didn't stop until I stepped out of the airport and into my aunt's outstretched arms.

But, like most fairy tales, mine new life was not what I had expected nor would it be easy. Would I live happily ever after or would my new life in American turn into a living hell?

My name is Amira and this is my story.

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