Education is something I’ve always taken for granted, until very recently. Something made me realize that I should be appreciative. When I was listening to the radio one afternoon, I heard a story about girls in a foreign countries who are not permitted to go to school. That was my turning point. I had been so inconsiderate. Like in the morning when I didn’t want to get out of bed because I was dreading school. Other girls can’t even get a decent education because people in their countries don’t believe girls should be allowed to go school. From then on I noticed how fortunate I was. I will always be thankful for my opportunity to have a good education.
I’m grateful for having a kind family that cares for me. When I stabbed myself with scissors, my family was there to help me right away. This happened when my brother, Owen, asked me to open his Christmas present. As I did, the scissors slid off the plastic wrap, and I stabbed myself at the base of my thumb. My dad and mom had me press a towel on the base of my thumb to stop the bleeding. Then, my dad drove me to the hospital.
When I got to the hospital, my dad waited six hours with me in the waiting room. Time was moving like pouring syrup on your waffle. I was annoyed because my hand kept bleeding and I had to keep switching the towel. Read more »
“Help, someone help!” my terrified shrieks echo in the damp and musty smelling barn. The numbing grasp of the spirit’s unwelcome hand chills me down to the bone. If only my curious cat could have stayed inside for the night, I wouldn’t be trapped in this haunted barn right now left alone with my thoughts.
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Breeze chilling Read more »
Wind Propelling Read more »
Barren braches bending
Chimney smoke billowing
Joyful, Smart, Amazing, Silly
Sibling of Liam and Owen
Lover of chocolate, my pets and popcorn
Talia Hutt Vater
Comical, Athletic, Intelligent, and Up Beat
Sibling of Chloe and Kian Read more »
Numbing, blankets of snow.
Once rapid rivers, motionless and frozen.
Briskly striding from side to side.
Fear of plunging into frigid waters.
Intrigued more with every pace.
Children playing Read more »
shifting and bending
swooping and gliding
yet always sustaining
shifting and bending
swooping and gliding
yet always sustaining
Bump bump…...bump bump…...bump bump, thump, bump…. I hear screams coming toward me and see people jumping up and down around me. I have just stopped the last shot of the season and my heart had been pounding and pounding, and now it has finally stopped; I have won the championship for us. On the inside, I was trembling with nerves like someone having a nightmare, but on the outside, I was the proudest person in the world. As I stood there with my fist up in the air I saw my coach coming towards me and that was when I knew I was thankful that I was goalie that long day. I no longer had to think about the other goals I let go by that day and other days.
There are many things for which I am thankful, one being Stephanie Wissel, one of my horseback riding coaches and role models. Steph has really pushed me to increase my skills, and helped me to gain confidence in myself as a rider and a person.
One sunny Saturday afternoon, Steph was teaching a riding lesson to me and some of my other riding friends. We rode down to the arena and I saw the jumps set up.
“Are we jumping today, Steph?” I asked excitedly. Read more »
One of the many things I’m thankful for is Christmas. Besides getting presents on Christmas, I enjoy that every year as a family on Christmas we stay home and celebrate the holiday. Normally we don’t spend the day together because of our crazy schedules.
One Christmas my brother, my sister, and I had a competition to see who could build the best fort out of pillows and blankets.I won by making a tepee like fort out of fuzzy blankets, making a pillow floor, and having extra blankets in case you’re cold. Everyone agreed that I had thought of everything and had built the best fort. Read more »
Bounce, bounce, bounce, swish. “Yay!” ……………
“What was that?” I plainly say as I sigh because I’m losing a basketball game to my older brother Dillan. Read more »
“What is that sound?” I said.
“I hear it too.” Gary said.
“Come on, let’s find out!” whispered Chris.
It all started when Chris, Gary, and I went to the graveyard on Halloween. We followed a sound that we had heard. The sound was a scary howl that made us shiver. It was foggy and it was spooky in the graveyard. We were in the graveyard because we wanted to look around and see who had died.
Suddenly, three werewolves came to attack us. They were growling at us and circling. The werewolves were blocking the exit to the graveyard. They put their ugly heads near us and prepared to attack with their sharp claws.
We split up. We ran everywhere until we found the exit. We dashed out with the werewolves chasing us until the morning.
Then the werewolves disappeared. They couldn’t survive in the morning sun. We never went back to that graveyard again.
Knock, knock, knock. “Coming!’ I shouted as I ran towards the front door in my mummy costume. I opened the door to a vampire, my friend Shea, and a devil, my friend Talia.
“Are you ready Olivia?” Shea asked excitedly.
“Yeah, I hope we get a lot of candy!” I exclaimed Read more »
I’ve always been curious about the hill behind my house. It all started when tourists came into town, they thought the hill was possesed. One man said he saw a demon up there, but I knew he was crazy. He’s been to a mental hospital twice.
This was all when I was 9 I was called “Joshua”, but now I’m Josh and I’m 19. My parents really never let me go up the hill because of the “Demon”. I’m old enough to go up the hill now. That is exactly what I did. I packed my camping kit I got for my 17th birthday. I also brought a flashlight and a camera to record what would happen. My camera wasn’t brand new or anything, it was one that strapped to your head and you would see through the camera’s perspective. It was about 5:30pm when I left to go up the hill, it took me a good 30 minutes to reach the place.
Barren branches bending
Chimney smoke billowing
Forest flaming Read more »
Pond shining Read more »
by Shea Butler
Gentle breeze whistling
Saplings swaying Read more »
Olivia Margaret Suker
Intelligent, athletic, artistic, enthusiastic
Sibling of Emma Read more »
Gary Allan Burnett
Athletic, smart, sportsman, history loving
Sibling of my brothers Read more »
Loading the bus with my grandmother going to Boston, I think to myself, “I can’t wait until I get there!”
When we arrive, I’m ready to go see all the fish at the aquarium. We walk one mile to get to the aquarium. The walk was tiring, but right when I get inside I was excited, I hear penguins making a squawking noise . I scamper to the penguins; they are black, white, and with a yellow crown, and they were astonishing! Read more »
I hop out of the car in Outer Banks, North Carolina. The twelve hour drive is finally over, and now I’m standing in the humid, warm, evening air in a hotel parking lot. I see the vast Atlantic Ocean, with immense waves crashing against the beach 100 yards away. I know I want to go swimming tomorrow, but now I just want to relax. I leisurely drag my suitcase to the front desk with my mom beside me and my sister, brother, and dad closely following behind. We rapidly check in, and walk into the elevator, slowly raising my arms full of suitcases and pillows. After struggling with the room key, I finally get the hotel room door open and drop my things all at once, flopping on the comfortable bed. After a while of watching T.V, I go to sleep. Read more »
“YAY! I’m SOOO excited” I shout to my mother. She just informed me that we are going on an extravagant vacation! That isn't even the best part. The best part is, I get to choose where we go! Where should we go? I went to the living room and browsed a few sites on my Kindle Fire. I began a list with my top 10 destinations in the world.
Rio De Janeiro
We paddled into an opening in the cluster of mangrove trees, and I instantly felt like I was in a completely different world. The branches of the trees reached down towards the shallow water. I dipped my hand into the crystal clear liquid and felt the still calmness of the room temperature water blanket my hand. A variety of birds squawked and flew from branch to branch, going about their daily business. The scent of salt water flooded my nostrils. The tour guide's voice awakened me from the stillness as he pointed out a jelly fish swimming near the bottom of the water. I watched, mesmerized, as the jelly slid along the sandy ocean floor. I remember feeling like I was in a magical forest in the ocean, a land unharmed by humans. My vacation to Key West, Florida was unforgettable.