Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tree Trouble

Ring ring.  It was a light, bright day, the sun was blazing through the room. About the time my tummy rumbles waiting for my scrumptious food, just before lunch! Looking around the colourful, exciting Waimairi School in the green class with a view, Room 18. I sat in the bookshelf corner of the room.

"Time to go to lunch everyone, bye," the teacher said, startling me so much she made me jump. OK the bell for the start of lunch doesn't actually ring at our school but you get the idea. As I scurried out of the classroom I knew I was in for some fun this lunchtime!

"Hey Sophie, do you want to come and play with us?" asked my friends, looking quite excited, patting at the ground.
I thought I should say yes although that would ruin my plans of having fun this lunchtime!

It was quite interesting outside with all the buildings, I was in the small quad near room 18. I was feeling quite stressed because I just didn't know what to say, I knew I shouldn't blurt out 'yes' or 'no' because if I say no, my friends would feel depressed and if I say yes, I will get distracted and not get my daily lunchtime cheekiness.
“I don't know what to do I don't know what to do,” I thought desperately.
"Umm.. I need to do some school work," I  announced after a while, looking sad because my friends scurried away at top speed.
I munched up my lunch, my tempting lunch! In the far distance, there they were, my friends watching like hawks, especially my best friend, looking at me, gazing with disgust as if I was a new kid with no friends, persuading me to look away...
Ring ring!!!
Time to go I thought as I inched my way to class after showing the duty teacher my lunch. As I put my lunchbox in my bag
I had a thought that maybe my daily lunchtime cheekiness was to...   My friend had interrupted my thoughts.
"Sophie, YOU! You would rather do some school work than play with us, well than we don't want to be your friend anymore," growled my 'friends'.
“Good I don't want to be your friend anyway, you're always being mean to me,” I thought.

I crept over to a tree, grabbed onto a branch, quickly I clenched another branch in my fist and another until I was up to the tipsy tops of the tree. I waited and waited hoping that the bell would ring soon. I just want to get down, but why? It's boring, but then people will steal the tree and I will have nothing else to do. I whimpered like an abandoned dog trapped in a cage.

Now that's what I call a loud bell!
Everyone is sprinting to class as fast as a cheetah with a springbok on its tail! That's everyone except me.
Tick tock tick tock...
I'm going to stay here until home time!
Tick tock tick tock...

Through the leaves and leaves of the tree I can see deep brown eyes, staring at me.
"SOPHIE!" Phew it was just the teacher. "You are supposed to be in class, you will have to stay after school to tell me why you didn't come to class."
"Sorry Mrs Campbell."
I scampered back to class.
Tick tock tick tock...
"Time to go everyone. Bye," said the teacher
Although I just waited and waited while a thousand lies choked themselves up in my throat, I knew I shouldn't lie so, I told the truth.
"I just wanted to have some daily lunchtime cheekiness."
I was just SO LUCKY that I had such an understanding teacher!
"It's ok as long as you don't do it again."

After that day I decided that spending time with friends and having a good friendship is ALWAYS better than having some daily lunchtime cheekiness.


  1. That was a wonderful story Sophie! I really enjoyed reading it.

    1. Thanks Naima
      It took a lot of work and in my opinion I don't think the end is very detailed but I'm glad you like it😄