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Croc Boy
Kennedy, Age 12, Nicholasville, KY

“Boo hoo, boo hoo,” Alex cried “I lost my favorite pair of crocs.”

“Well, what am I suppose to do about it?” Mom yelled “Because I’m not going to buy you a new pair.”

Alex is twelve years old and is in love with crocs, they are his favorite kind of shoes. He sometimes mix matches them to match his clothes or just to wear them. He has every single color that the store had ever made.

That night when Alex was lying in his bed looking at the multi-colored walls with the word “crocs” written all over, he saw a shadow on his wall. He was too scared to get up and see what it was. He thought that it was just going to be some clothes in his floor that was making the shadow but it wasn’t. As soon as Alex sat up to see what it was, a big green Crocodile popped up and ate him into another world.

When he woke up he was in a bright yellow, green, blue world full of rubbery things. He hadn’t seen this place before or the things in it. He didn’t even know why he was here. Then he realized he came here to find his lost crocs. Well, at least that’s what he thought he was here for.

“Why am I here?” Alex cried out.

“Please don’t yell if you are going to be here then you can’t be scared,” whispered the big Crocodile.

“Wel,l I need to know why I’m here,”

“You are here because you need to find your soul mate.”

“And who would that be?”

“I don’t know, that’s for you to find out.”

Alex searched through croc world to find his soul mate.

As Alex was walking he ran into the yellow, blue, and pink Croc Castle. Alex was kind of scared to go inside the castle because he didn’t know who all was inside there. As he walked inside, he saw purple walls covered with pictures of bright colorful crocs and people. They looked really happy together. While Alex was walking, he ran into a big red croc that gave you a coin. On the coin there, was a word “crocs.” Alex didn’t know what this meant. As he walked there was another big croc, this time the croc talked, so he asked.

“What does this mean?”

“This tells you who you soul mate is or something that you could live with forever," replied the shoe.

“So you’re telling me, that crocs are my soul mate?”

“Yeah, if that’s what the coin said; the coin never lies.”

“Oh well, ok then.”

As Alex walked he didn’t know where else to go. He saw a tree with crocs growing off of it, he decided to go and sit beside the tree. Sitting there he watched the flowers bloom out two new green pairs of crocs, this reminded him of the crocodiles. Alex began to think about going home and seeing his family and his crocs again. He began to cry and the green crocodile popped up.

“Why are you crying?”

“I just want to go home.”

“Well do you not like it here or something?”

“Oh no I do, its just I want to go home.”

“Well ok, if you fall asleep then when you wake up, you will be at home.”

“Really?”

“Yep.”

“Okay, thank you so much,”

“Welcome.”

As Alex was lying under the tree, he fell into a deep, deep sleep. He dreamed about the beautiful trees and flowers. He pictured his self picking green rubbery crocs off the grown and sliding them on his cold tiny feet. Running faster and faster through the croc forest trying to get out.

He heard a voice in the distance it was coming closer and closer. He didn’t know if it was the dream or in real life. The voice became louder and louder then he felt a hand on his arm, he jumped really quickly, and who was this?

“Mom!”

“Yes honey why were you yelling?”

“Didn’t you miss me?”

“Well I guess, but you didn’t go anywhere,”

“Oh, I didn’t ?”

“No honey.” “Just go back to sleep.”

That morning when Alex woke up he was back home again. He walked down the stairs and by the front door were his crocs, the ones that he was missing. He was so happy the he was back home and that he found his soul mate.

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