Story of Red and Blue Story Contest - [see Red and Blue by Keith Haring]

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2nd Place- High School Category; Name: Brittany; Age: 14; Location: California

The Story of Red and Blue

There once lived a beautiful princess who's name was Princess Peacock. She was the most beautiful Princess ever with long blue feathers that flowed behind her when she walked. The Princess had gotten very lonely the past year. She missed her old country which was Bluesville. She was tired of being all alone in the big castle with only her servants to her dirty work. As Princess Peacock walked through the castle and looked into the rooms. She discovered she wasn't' only bored and lonely one. Two figures facing each other one in blue and red shirts sat in the dining room. Just staring at each other in boredom. Finally, the Princess decided that she would have a challenge! She would invite all the Princes who weren't married to the castle. Each would giver her a gift if she liked the gift then the Prince must be right for her. The Princess starting making plans right away. It had been a month now, and today was the big day. Princess Peacock looked beautiful! She had taken a bath, got her feathers done, and was wearing very pretty jewelry. The first Prince to arrive was Prince Wolfman. He had dark red lips and rather pointy teeth. He scared the Princess but she waited to see what his gift was. He brought a man who danced on his friend's nose. The man's nose was red from all the dancing. The Princess didn't like this at all and made all three leave right then. Next to come was a small Prince that was only 8. He loved how the Princess looked and thought he had a chance with her. The little Prince was dressed in blue and brought his pet rat. His gift was a baby with a big rattle. The baby was his little sister and he wanted to get rid of her. The Princess told the boy to leave with his sister and rat. A woman-speaking ghost came and told the Princess that the great Prince Red was coming. She was his messenger and it was a good thing that the Princess could understand Speaking of the Ghost. Soon after the messenger left, Prince Red arrived. The Prince had a red spot on one of his eyes. And wasn't that handsome at all. HIs gift to the Princess was a red mask with glitter. Princess Peacock liked the mask for the glitter but she did not need a mask and did not think Prince Red that great either. Prince Carl showed up not minutes after Prince Red left. Prince Carl drove up in a vertical car that was red. Prince Carl was a handsome man that wore blue silky clothes. Prince Carl was very nice to the Princess and talked to her for a while before showing his gift. The Prince did not bring anything much but he had his won performing group. Kneeling Rabbit, which was Princess Peacock's good friend. The Rabbit was completely blue from being out int he cold. He quickly came and told the Princess that the last Prince was coming up the road. Then Rabbit left as quick as he came. Prince Humpty Dumpty was very rude to the Princess. She told him to leave at once and he did with his snail. Princess Peacock and Prince Carl spent a lot of time together at her castle. They talked about where they came from and the Princess found out he came from Redsville. The Princess was not sure if the could marry since he was from another country. They worried about this for month's and months. Finally they checked with Countries Laws and they said it was alright to marry out of different countries. Princess Peacock and Prince Carl grew closer than ever. It had been two years since he had first came to the castle. And on one sunny spring morning as the two sat in the garden, Prince Carl asked Princess Peacock if she would marry him. She said yes before he could even show her the ring. The two spent the whole day planning and telling everyone the good news. This type of thing had never happened before, two people from different countries marrying. Six months later, the big day came. Princess Peacock was dressing in a beautiful white dress and that afternoon and had a party and invited all their friends. Prince Carl's mom was there. She was a tall thin lady who wore red and blue jewelry. She liked the Princess and became friends with her very fast. Some of the Princess's friends came. Like the kneeling rabbit who was still blue, her two friends that always had smiles and were dressed in red, and Mr. Figure and Mrs. Sunflower who both are blue. There was a show done by Prince Carl's group People as Lines and a red woman with a fan performed. The day was over now and it was dark. Everyone had gone home and the new married couple went on their honeymoon. The two had come back from their honeymoon and were living happy with all their wonderful servants. The next spring Queen Peacock had a purple egg. A golden had held the egg every day with a light on it to keep it warm. The two were very happy to know that their two countries would be united and be one. They decided as the two countries to change the name and be Purplesville. Many months later, the egg hatched to be a beautiful baby girl peacock. She was as blue just like her parents. Her name was Princess Hope. Her name was Hope because she was the hope for the new country, Purplesville. If the two countries had not united again like long ago, we would not have the color purple. You can only get purple when something red and blue unite. Just like Redsville and Bluesville did.