Pinky has been encouraging me to do more creative activities instead of just reading comic books and playing video games. So I decided to write down this story for you. I didn't invent it completely by myself - actually it's a story that one of my friends told me a while ago at kitten school. But since I forgot all the details I'm sure my version is pretty different and probably much better than the original.
The Ribbon: A short story retold by me, Kim.
Once upon a time there was a man that was very lonely.
One day he met a woman - she was perfect: intelligent, kind, funny, patient, and beautiful beyond imagination. They fell in love and finally he wasn't lonely any more.
There was only thing that he thought was kind of odd about her - she always wore the same thing every day. It was a nice outfit - a dark blue dress with cream-colored trim and a satin ribbon around her neck - but isn't it a little bit strange to wear the same thing every day? "Perhaps," he thought to himself, but he quickly reminded himself how lucky he was to have her in his life.
On the day they were married she said to him, "I will love you forever and take good care of you, but don't ever ask me about this ribbon on my neck, and never, ever try to touch it or remove it. Promise me." "Of course, I promise," he agreed.
Their marriage turned out to be very happy. Many years went by and every time he looked at his wife the man thought "She is wonderful, I love her so much." And sometimes, he also found himself thinking, "Why is she wearing that ribbon, and I wonder why I can't ask her about it?"
For years he never said a word about her ribbon, and he certainly never touched it. But as the years passed he found himself thinking about it more and more. And the urge to touch it was almost overwhelming.
One night, as she lay sleeping next to him in bed, the man again found himself looking at his beautiful wife with her ribbon, and he realized he could not bear it any longer. "What is so special about this ribbon?", he thought. He reached over and gently touched her ribbon. She didn't wake, she was fast asleep. Very slowly, he carefully untied the ribbon. Her head fell off.