The Day I Ran Away
A girl tells her dad a story about running away on that day. It all started when they were out of her favorite cereal and her favorite purple shirt was in the laundry, so she had to get a white one. She used a marker to make that shirt a purple one. Mom did not like it and banned her to her room, with no markers for a week. That’s when she decided to pack up and leave. When she remembered that she is not allowed to cross the street, mom suggested using the pop-up tent in the front yard. That was actually quite fun, with crayons, toys, and favorite stuffed animals. Mom even brought a sandwich and cookies. She decided to come home when “her stuffed animals” got hungry (I really think she was hungry instead), and mom had made her favorite meal, spaghetti and meatballs. She decided to do it again the next day. I can see why! She had a great time in the pop-up tent and got her favorite meal and cookies. I like playing in my pop-up tent, too, but I would never think of running away. My parents make my life too nice for me.
Holly L. Niner • Isabella Ongaro, Illustrator