Where Do I Live?
Scooter’s black, silky hair brushed the floor as he scrambled past his bed and up to the door of the house. “Yap! Yap! Ms. Lilly’s home! Ms. Lilly’s home!”
“Hi, Scooter. What adventures did my little Yorkie have today?”
Yorkie was the name Ms. Lilly used when she thought about Scooter’s curiosity about inside things and outside things and things that move and smell.
“I chased a ladybug in the window. I chewed on my leash, and l looked for you.”
Ms. Lilly cuddled Scooter then let him down to chase the dust that sparkled in the afternoon sun.
She did not notice that the door that led to the outside things was open.
“Grasshoppers. Butterflies. The smell of green grass.” Scooter scurried his small body past the sign with the numbers 116 and down the steps.
116 didn’t move and had no smell, so Scooter took no notice of it.
Scooter did notice the truck that smelled of cold and the scent of children who had been on adventures of their own.
The ice cream truck was an outside thing that Scooter was especially curious about.
The children called to him, “Here, Scooter. Come here, Scooter.” They were licking and dripping ice cream.
“Yap. Yap. Yap.” Brown and pink and white ice cream dripped from their cones.
When the drips stopped, Scooter chased the truck past the green corner sign that said Elmhurst Court.
He chased the truck over the bridge that spanned a creek. “Hello, Crawdad and Minnow.” A little further, the truck halted. Scooter’s sniffs…
In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to…
Not all Medals are made of Metal
An icy and bitter mist surrounded me. The sun had secreted behind piles of looming clouds, while droplets of water dispensed from the sky. The track bore a vast expanse of puddles, and runners plunged their way through them. I was sitting in the dewy grass underneath the canopy of our tent. Rain trickled down the stadium steps as I heard the booming announcer eagerly bellow, “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2016 State Track and Field Meet.”
My heart began to…
Close call on Current River
In the small town of Popular Bluff, Missouri, sun was brightly shining down on this hot summer morning, making it the optimum day to go tubbing down Current River. That morning there were about eight of us going tubbing, my stepfather Larry, two uncles, an aunt, my sister, my two brothers and I. We loaded up the car with the essentials that would be needed; then we loaded up into two vehicles and headed for the river. When we finally arrived at the water’s edge my…
We all react differently to the things that happens in our lifetime. While the certain events that take place do not define us as people, the way we react to those events do. Like for example, reacting to accidents. Accidents are a great example for this because they are almost completely at random. No one can ever predict or prevent from making accidents, it’s just human nature. While saying that, there are always 2 ways to react to an accident that has just happened. There is always a positive…
Birthdays are always special. Whether celebrated or not, one’s birthday will forever be a reminder of life and growth. I always like to celebrate my special day with friends and family. Cliché, I know. Which is why for my 18th birthday I decided to get risky. Thrill rides and adventures have always fed my soul, but going to an amusement park seemed overplayed. I wanted to do something new and exciting. Skydiving seemed like the perfect avenue for what my inner thrill-junkie craved.
“Are you alright, Aarushi?” My mom questioned, she was mortified when she saw me limping across the pale floor, crying to get to her. She briskly ran towards me, along with my dad trying to help me get to the nearest bench. I was crying, my right foot felt like hot, gushing lava, burning from the inside out, constructing everything to feel like a third degree burn. Suddenly, everything in the world turned black.
It was five fifty in the evening, cautiously waiting for it to turn six,…
After booking the cheapest vacation we had ever booked it was time to go. My family and I were full of excitement crossing the Galveston Causeway, it was then we saw the cruise ship we were about to board after months of waiting. The Carnival Triumph looked massive as it was visible from miles away. The thirteen deck ship is a eight hundred nighty-three foot long. We could not wait to explore all of its wonders.
Arriving to the port there so was much commotion. People were scrambling to make…
D.B. Cooper: The Unsolved Hijacking
“Miss. You’d better look at that note. I have a bomb,”. This quote from Cooper is what began the infamous hijacking in 1971 (Gray). There is still plenty of debate about whether or not he survived the jump that enabled him to get away on that night. This debate stems from the plethora of facts that can back up either side of the story. Who knows how it has been over forty years with the case still open and still unsolved. Although it may never be proven…
north Yorkshire within the UK, A large majority of the Yorkshire dales was created in 1954 through the north Yorkshire national trust, and include habitats ranging from upland heathers and Calaminarian/Calcareous grassland to Lowland ferns and native woodland, and much more. The Yorkshire dales also have a large biodiversity with a variety of different species. The Yorkshire dales also contain unique geographical and geological features, formed largely by glaciers, during the Pleistocene period…