Treasure Chest Adventure
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Today’s edition of Raising Voices is from Savannah. Savannah is the daughter of my best friend and partner here on Our Write Side, Stephanie. She is currently a rising high school sophomore. Her favorite activity is singing, and she is an avid soccer, basketball, and volleyball player. Her future goals include joining her high school color guard and making the advance choir.
She had just started middle school when she asked her mother to share this story she wrote on her blog. It was a moment of pride for Stephanie, as she wondered for a long time if her daughter had a creative imagination. Savannah has a diagnosis of ADHD, Mood Disorder NOS, along with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Savannah is raising her voice today with a short story.
Treasure Chest Adventure
On April 1, 1941, I had a lot of friends, but two of those friends were the most important. Haley and Jordan. Those two people made a real difference in my life…
Chapter 1: Friends Forever
Me, Haley, and Jordan were the bestest of friends on the first day of 5th grade. On that day, we had an assignment for recess. We had to find a “treasure chest.”
Haley said, “How are we going to find a treasure chest?”
I said, “Maybe she made boxes and put them around the playground for us to find.”
Then the teacher said, “If you find at least five treasure chests, you can have a pizza or ice cream party, and you can invite five friends.”
Then we went to the playground. “Good luck!” Said our teacher.
Chapter 2: The Bully
Right when we got to the playground, the biggest person in our whole school marched up to us. Her name is Katrina. When she marched up to us, she said the thing all natural bullies say.
“Give me your lunch money!”
Jordan said, “How about no?!”
Katrina said, “What did you just say to me?”
Jordan said, “Oh yeah, I said it, I didn’t stutter either!”
Katrina screamed. I didn’t know why but she picked me up and said, “This is what you get for your little friend’s attitude!”
Then she threw me down a hole so deep I couldn’t see down it.
Chapter 3: The Hole
I kept falling and falling and falling. In fact, I felt like Alice. After one hour, I finally hit the ground. I got up, looked around, and saw the most amazing thing ever. Bears, goats, cows, dogs, cats, polar bears, and flowers even! All staring at me. Then they started screaming, “Human! Human! Human!” The next thing I knew, I fainted.
Chapter 4: Medicine
When I woke up from my “nap,” I was surrounded by animals and flowers. Then, one of the flowers said, “Are you okay? I gave you some ambrosia.”
I said, “Yeah, thank you.”
The flower said, “You’re welcome. I’m glad you were sleeping because the ambrosia tastes so disgusting you would have thrown up.”
Chapter 5: The Secret
Then, up came a polar bear. She said, “Are you good at keeping secrets?”
I said, “Oh yeah.”
The polar bear said, “We have a treasure chest.”
Then I thought of the assignment for recess, so I said, “Can you show me?”
She said, “Yes. Follow me.”
It was humongous!! She said, “Don’t open it until you get back to your planet.”
I said, “Okay.”
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