It was a bright day; the sun streamed through the
window. But every day was the same for Abby. Wake up at six o’clock, get
dressed and eat breakfast, go to bakery, work till seven o’clock at
night, and finally go to bed at eight o’clock. Of course, since she was
only five, she got weekends off. On a Saturday, Abby went for a walk in
the jungle. She went deeper and deeper; then she turned around. The path
It was a decision she had made month ago. She had been preparing ever
since. Tonight was the night. She was running away. She had been running
through the forest when she heard a screech. She galloped to a small
clearing where a small girl was crying.
Abby was terrified. She sobbed and screamed. Out of the corner of her
eye, she saw the girl. “What’s your name?” Abby asked.
“Talia. Are you lost?”
“O.K. I’ll help you. There’s a town over that hill and down the river! I
“Let’s go!!” Abby screamed, smiling and bounding off. Talia started
running after her. They raced up the riverbank until they came to a
bridge. On the other side was a small town. There were houses creating a
circle around a vegetable garden. There were a few shops on the outside
of the circle. People stopped and stared as they walked across the
It had been a month. Now Abby and Talia had a home and friends. Now they
always felt happy.