By Quinn Everly Weingarten | Contributing Writer
The Palisadian-Post is running a selection of winning pieces from the 2020 Pacific Palisades Library Association’s Summer Creative Writing Contest, which featured the theme “Surprise Us!” The following piece was penned by Quinn Everly Weingarten, who was awarded second place in the Scribblers category (grades one and two).
There was a girl named Bella, and she was very sad in her life. She didn’t have any birthdays, her mom and dad didn’t buy her presents, and she never got surprised. She had been waiting all these years for a gift. Then, when she was eleven, her mom and dad said, “We have a surprise for you.” She ran downstairs as fast as she could. And then, her mom and dad gave her a box. She was really disappointed because she thought it was just something to use to organize her school supplies or her clothes. And then, she opened the box and there was a little, little blonde puppy. Ruff! Ruff-ruff! Bella screamed as loud as she could. She asked her mom and dad, “Is this real? Is this our puppy?” They said, “No, it is not our puppy.” Bella looked so disappointed. Then her parents said, “It’s not our puppy. It is YOUR PUPPY!” Bella screamed and smiled. She looked at her new dog and said, “You are my little sunshine. That’s what I will name you. Sunshine!” Bella realized that one surprise is all she ever needed.
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