By Nina Cavender
Crossett Brook Middle School, Grade 7
Anna looked into the camera, her eyes aglow. She, a modest mill girl, was being photographed! Her heart thumped loudly and quickly. Not knowing what expression to give to the camera, she peered over at Lily, her cousin, standing to her right. Lily's face was serious, like she was trying to peer into the very soul of the camera. She then looked over at Mary-Ann, one of her closest friends. She was smiling a big, broad smile, obviously trying to look like she was happy. That was very far from the truth though. Mary-Ann basically lived at the mill, never wanting to go home, for fear of her parents beating her. Anna then looked into the camera and gave it a simple, blank expression, wanting to have a face of her own. The camera man, under the little black cloak that was attached to the camera, said "Smile!" and the bulb went off like lightning.