When I Was Afraid

30 05 2010

[From Todd: This writing assignment was based on real events of Anna’s imagination.  Her night fears were a regular event, but until I read this story I did not know that they ran as deep as they apparently did.  It was always difficult dealing with Anna’s mixture of imagination and reality.  Fortunately, she knew to whom she could always run, even when her Daddy would not listen to her.]

One dark night I awoke.  I could hear the door creak open and I could almost see the tip of a gun pointed at me.  I rolled over and tried not to think about it.  I could feel someone with a knife poised, ready to kill.  Finally I couldn’t take it.  I started running, picturing deadly black widows going to sting my feet as I ran.  I banged on my parent’s door, but they were engrossed in a horror movie:  MONK.  I ran back to my room.  I prayed.  Instantly sleep came.  I woke in the morning.  SAFE!





A Day in the Woods

29 05 2010

One day I and my pet dog, Kookaburra, went out to our woods.  I wore jeans, my camouflage hat, a back pack, and my trusty electricity powered flashlight that doesn’t work.  It was beautiful out there with larks chirping and robins poking thier heads out of their nests and peeping.  I saw rabbits, ducks, and squirrels, but Kookaburra seemed to be worried.  Just then a huge imaginary lion jumped out and ate me up.  Then I woke up in my own bedroom.  It was all a DREAM!





My Cat, Foxy

27 05 2010

Anna and Foxy

My oldest cat’s name is Foxy.  Foxy is a short-haired fat cat with an orange back and white stomach that makes him look like a pumpkin.  He always wears a grumpy face and can be stubborn sometimes, but despite all this, Foxy is a treasure and a sweetheart, even though he weighs 21 1/2 pounds. 

Foxy sleeps in my room all the time and climbs up the back of my door, too.  Although Foxy can be a nuisance, once he came up and began licking my face.  Despite his faults, I love Foxy very much.





An Unusual Day

26 05 2010

I knew it was going to be an unusual day when I saw my millipede, George, tap dancing.  I knew it was going to be an unusual day when I saw my cat, Foxy, jumping up and down in the chimney with a Santa Claus hat on.  Why are all these things happening?  Why is out hamster, Plumpy, tobogganing?  Why is my cat, Trilby, cooking breakfast down stairs?  I don’t know.  I think I’ll go flying and think about it.

Anna C. Borger





Land That I Love

24 05 2010

The land that I love is Indonesia.  Indonesia is located on the far right of the map and is close to New Zealand.  It is made out of 200 islands.  The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta.

I love Indonesia because it is very beautiful.  It has very beautiful mountains, too.  That is what I like about Indonesia.





The Candy Store

23 05 2010

On Monday, my brother and I went to the candy store.  It had so much candy.  There were jellybeans, chocolate bars, marshmallows, licorice, and a lot of other candys.  My brother and I could pick out a penny’s worth of three things.  I picked out marshmallows, chocolate bars, and Reese’s Pieces.  My brother picked out jellybeans, lollipops, and jawbreakers.  I like candy.  I like candy stores.  I think they’re fun.  Don’t you?

Anna C. Borger





My Favorite Bible Hero

21 05 2010

My favorite Bible hero is David.  David was a very good shepherd.  If a bear attacked his flock David was always there to protect his sheep.

Once he protected the children of Israel by killing a very dangerous giant called Goliath.  Later he became king.  I think he deserved it.  Don’t you?