The Birthday Party
You may get what you
want but you may not want what you get. It was my birthday. My parents
were planning a surprise party for me. I did not know about it so
I was sad. I went down to play with my sister, Anika.
As usual she annoyed
me. I found a shiny odd-shaped pebble and kicked it into a stone
patch and said to myself “I wish Anika turns into a snake as she
is always the center of attraction.” To my amazement she actually
turned into a snake.
I realized it was
a magic pebble! I ran home with the snake and explained the situation
to my parents. These were my problems:
- My dad was angry
- My mom locked herself in the room as she was terrified of snakes.
- I kind of missed Anika because I didn’t have anyone to play with.
I quickly ran to the
stone patch to find the pebble. When I found it I kicked it and
made a wish again that the snake should turn back into Anika. Remarkably
the snake turned back into Anika.
I ran for my life
because Anika chased me all the way home. It was quite funny. It
occurred to me that everything in life is not perfect but you should
be happy with what you have.
Suddenly I heard loud
noises. My friends finally arrived for my surprise party.
Rohan Rajesh, 4th grade, NPS International School, Singapore.