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Topic: The Family Pet (05/15/08)
TITLE: 627 Stupid Words!
By Laury Hubrich
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I guess Iíll try again. Maybe this time, the face peering down at me from the top of the tank, will take the hint and go away. Oh! Fast movement. Phew. I plopped back into the water. It scared me. Water in the eyes. Just hate water in the eyes.
Oooh, itís a she although not the same she that feeds me. Iím getting awful hungry, by the way. Maybe if I crawl up here on this rock Iíll get something tossed to me.
Again I wait. I donít know what sheís doing. The face keeps staring at me and then she moves her hand up and down and across a white, flat, rock type thing and then looks at me again. Canít she see hunger in my beautiful, brown, beady eyes? Just a little pellet, thatís all I ask.
Maybe if I flaunt this glorious body a little, swim around a bit. OrÖ I could stick my head inside myself, thatís always good for a few laughs. Iím thinking Iíve seen this person before. She looks like the girl that owns me, yet is older, fatter, and grayer. Well, if she can read my thoughts, Iíll never get any food.
Now that was just plain meanness! My owner poured water on me. Who does she think she is anyway? I hate that. GrrrÖ I tried to hide but I canít. Instead, the Peeper can see me all the better as I crawl along the bottom of the tank. I think that was the plan, actually.
Ooooh, kind of ugly she truly is, the peeping intruder. If I stretch my neck up just so, I can get a good peek. Bluck. Just not worth the effort. Food! Food is coming my way. Guess she felt bad that I got drenched with cold water. Must act disinterested, though. SteadyÖ steadyÖ Gulp Ė thereís one. Yummy, yummy food! I see her looking at me. It must be my long neck Ė I take great pride in this neck. It is just so ummmÖ prehistoric. Oh happy day! Four pellets!
Time to crawl onto my favorite rock and dry myself a bit. Nothing like a good rest after supper. Iíll lay here and keep my webbed feet and sharp claws dipped ever so daintily into the water. Ahh, this is the life.
She tapped the glass. Thatís really rather rude. Oh well, Iíll give her a show. One big jump and Iíll plop into the water; maybe even splash some murky goodness on her. Sure wish I knew what she was doing. She has some silly long stick in her hand and brushing it along that white thing.
I hear muffled words, something about writing a challenge entry? Iím going to be the main character in a story? Maybe sheíll make me a super-hero or better yet, put me in a steamy love story. Iíve been ever so lonely in here by myself. A good love story would be just what the vet ordered!
Maybe if I bat my eyes and wiggle my tail sheíll get more inspiration. Oh, she looked away. Iíll try my dog paddle. Thatíll get her. No! Donít go away. Iíve only just begun. HmmmÖ I wonder if sheíll read it to me when sheís done. She didnít even ask me my name. Not one question did she ask me. A Red-Eared Slider I am and proud of it! The best pet a family could ever have. Thatís what she should write about. The best pet ever! Yes!
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