July 26, 2024

by Colby S. (4th Grade)

It was Chinese New Year.
This year was the year of the dragon.

I settled in my bed and my parents turned off the lights.
I touched the coin that my parents gave me after they got the new car.
My parents said that it gave me good luck because it was red.
I thought about the monster that came to destroy stuff.
That was over now but the stories still scared me.

I twisted and turned on my bed.
Something felt wrong.

Sure enough, 10 minutes later, a sharp scream filled the air.
I jumped up and looked out my window.
A woman was worriedly looking at her son who supposedly fainted.
Looking around, she noticed that no one was awake.

What was going on?