Today’s task is for me to rewrite a fairytale.
The fairytale I’m choosing to rewrite is The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid lived underwater with her mother, father (the sea king), and her five older sisters. Whenever a mermaid turned fifteen, they were allowed to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when her sisters turned fifteen, they had all visited the upper world. When they returned they told stories to Ariel about the humans that lived above. Ariel listened and longed for her turn to visit the upper world.
When Ariel turned fifteen, she swam to the surface and witnessed the birthday celebration of a handsome prince on a ship. A raging tempest occurred and Ariel saved the prince from drowning.
Ariel returned home and told her mother everything she had seen. The Queen encouraged Ariel to investigate the storm further as there had not been a storm in their kingdom in over 200 years. Ariel recruited her sisters and some of her friends and to help her in her investigation.
Through their investigation, they uncovered that it had been Ursula the sea witch who had orchestrated the storm as a ploy to trap Ariel into falling in love with the Prince. They also discovered that Ursula had used this same ploy to trick 100s of girls into giving up their voices to the evil sea witch, for men they barely knew.
Ariel and her sisters took everything they had learnt to their father, the King, who was able to imprison Ursula for 1,000 years.
Ariel soon realised that she loved investigating and created the first ever police academy in her kingdom. She used her passion and skills to bring justice and peace of mind to her people.
Thank you for reading.