You are a child who has lost their favourite toy on a day out, and bedtime is quickly approaching. Describe how this makes you feel.
Consider your language choice carefully here, and the age of the child. How do they display their emotions?
“Can you turn the radio up? Just for this song? It’s good I promise,” I plead with mommy.
Mommy turns the song up and I start singing along, and waving my hand outside the window to the guitar. We’re having the best day today, I love Saturdays! Sometimes I like staying home and watching cartoons, but today we went to the park and got ice cream. I watch out at the window as the song blares through...
Seven am stumbles down the stairs
hurrying for the stop and go of the morning commute
meeting dirty coffee mugs jostle protein shakes
Bleary-eyed congealed grease frying pan
discarded sneakers and every cabinet left open
telling tales of midnight breakfasts and teen romance
talking half the night away
talking until you fall asleep
a moment ago you dreamt in my arms
the weight of your head on my ...
The sun is going down
Yet, I cannot sleep.
I’m wearing my nighttime gown
Yet I keep going “Meep!”
I cry, and whine.
Yet, I cannot sleep.
Earlier today I went to the zoo.
I think that’s how I lost Mrs. Moo.
Because, earlier on that sad, sad, day
I ran, in hopes that the ticket to Disneyland wouldn’t delay.
Running had nothing to do with Disneyland.
But I guess I just thoug...
Whenever I slept
I drifted gracefully into sleep.
My sleepiness is weak.
I lost my best friend today
I was out at the Zoo
I saw a cool game and said
“Me wanna play Too!”
So I raced to the stand
And let go of Mr. Neigh.
He blew away!
I cannot sleep.
Because I have not one friend.
I am alone now.
Might as well sleep with the plow....
Mommy says it’s almost time for bedtime
The rain and thunder scares me
Daddy says it can’t get me inside
Meowy will protect me
I will just grab….where is she?
No, no, no!
I played with her outside
And now it’s pouring
She must be so cold
Tears rain down my face
Daddy braves the pelting water
To carry out a rescue mission
Lightning flashes, thunder cracks
I shudder and cower and yelp
Mommy, daddy where is my power ranger?
Mom: well son I guess we forgot it at the shop, we will get it tomorrow
But mommy I want it now!!! Turn around and go get it!!
Mom: we can’t son we gotta go to the store
I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t get my way, I thought as were going to the store, how am I going to sleep now? I’m just 5 years old, I need my power ranger!...
When Mommy opened our front door, I reached into my jacket pocket for Squish. I pulled out my empty hand and stared at it. I reached in my other pocket. Not there. I walked into the house after Mommy and tugged at her skirt.
“Did you take Squish?”
I stared at my shoes and noticed the mud on the bottom of them. I plopped down to take them off, struggling until Momm...
“We’ll go back to look for it tomorrow,” Mom says. “It’s too late now.”
I ignore her. I put my hands together and wrap my fingers around each other to create a biting wolf. “Hawoo,” I howl.
“See,” Dad says to Mom. “He doesn’t even care about it.”
Mom sighs and shrugs. She picks up our plates from the table and runs them under the sink.
I detach my fingers from each other. I hop down from my se...
I can’t find Mousek anywhere. Dad brought him back from a trip he took for work a long time ago. He’s got a yellow belly and pink ears, and a whole lot of places where he has stitches from being loved for too long. I thought maybe Mom got rid of him like she did our binkies when we got too old for them, or how she used to put that bitter stuff on me and Sissy’s thumbs so we would stop sucking them...
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