Amira and the Red Bottom Shoes #OnceUponNow

Amira and the Red Bottom Shoes #OnceUponNow

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Kelly Anne Blount By KellyAnneBlount Completed

Thank you for checking out my #OnceUponNow entry! All votes and comments are greatly appreciated! 

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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KanyeInterruptedMe KanyeInterruptedMe Jun 16, 2016
Amira is such a beautiful name. My phone wanted to autocorrect it to Anita and I yelled at it that we need this diversity! Good luck, Kelly!❤
Christina_Jackson Christina_Jackson Jun 19, 2016
Good luck kelly!!! Ur amazing n will surly win!!! #voted 😊❤
angelapoppe angelapoppe Jun 17, 2016
That's a good intro. War is terrible, unfortunately it is a reality :( This is different from any other first chapters I've read before, it has the cold reality touch. Good luck!
GavinHetherington GavinHetherington Jun 19, 2016
Good luck Kelly, this was an incredible story that needed to be told and deserves to make it like Amira did. I hope you're proud of your achievements with this story :)
StoryofAshlyn StoryofAshlyn Jun 20, 2016
The last line is so powerful: "My name is Amira and this is my story." Strong, just as the narrator seems to be.
Aeroscissors Aeroscissors Jun 17, 2016
We really do need diverse books. This is hopefully a new start to a new era in the world of books