Saturday, August 11, 2012

Feature of the Month Winner Announcement

Neptune Public Library
Children's Writing Club
Congratulations to
Jasmine King
Your Short story Dorothy
Have been selected 
Feature of the Month!

Imagination  Creativity  Inspiration


By Jasmine king, age 8

There once was a girl named Dorothy. She was always kind and gentle.

She had a dog named Buster. Her friend Kate gave her the dog not knowing her mom was allergic to them. They kept the dog outside. Dorothy and Kate walked to school together. They had been best friends since kindergarten.

One day, Kate called and told Dorothy to come over fast. Dorothy rode her bike around the block. When she got there, Kate was crying. Dorothy asked her why. She said because she was moving. Dorothy couldn't believe her ears. In an instant both of them were crying. Why did this have to happen? Dorothy thought to herself. Then Dorothy asked why she had to leave. Kate said because her dad needed to find a better job. Dorothy sat there for a while not knowing what to say.

Then a thought struck her and Dorothy told Kate, “why don't you just stay here and you can live at my house”. Kate thought it was a good idea so they both went in to ask Kate's mom. She said no. Kate said, “why not mama” . Her mom said, “Don't argue with me. We are eating dinner now”.

Dorothy went to her bike and rode home. She told her mom and dad Why did Kate have to move Kate's the only friend I have . Then she ran up to her room to cry.

The next morning, when they got to school, Kate told Dorothy she was moving to Tennessee this week. Dorothy could not concentrate, she was thinking about the move. Kate told Dorothy to act like nothing happened. Dorothy liked that plan so she acted like nothing was ever going to happened but she knew in her heart that Kate was leaving. When it was actually time for Kate to leave, Dorothy gave Kate a big hug and they always video chatted on the internet.

When it was Dorothy's birthday, she opened all her presents. Then all of a sudden, Buster ran in with a small piece of paper in his mouth. When Dorothy really looked at it, she figured out it was a plane ticket to Tennessee. She was astonished. She was so happy! She got to see her best friend again, in person, for the first time in a year. She thanked Buster and her mom. She went to the store and bought him a big treat.

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