Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Weekend I Spent With a Witch & Art Walk



The Weekend I Spent With a Witch
By Riley Gadd


One day I woke up and there was a note in an envelope and it said:

Josh, we are leaving you here while we go on a business trip. We hired a babysitter. Be good and we’ll see you Sunday. Love, Mom and Dad

After I read the note I got up and thought about what the babysitter would look like. I went into the kitchen to fix a bowl of cereal and I heard the door open. I looked at who was there and it was a lady that had pimples all over her face, her hair was wild looking and her face almost looked green. So, I thought that she was a witch! I stood in horror at the person in my house. Then she reached out her hand and said very kindly that her name was Katie. And that she was my babysitter.

So, I grabbed her hand, not sure if I made the right choice. I told her my name and she asked if I was hungry. I said no. She started talking about where she was from and that she used to work as a detective when she was younger. Then she took me on a walk. It occurred to me that there was a black cat following us wherever we went. And she was carrying a broom like some kind of clean freak.

After the walk we went home and she said that she was going to cook some of her famous soup. It took all day so I stayed in my room and played video games. Then after a whole three hours it was finally ready. I turned off my game and went to go eat. I was starving. I began slurping the stuff, not realizing what I was eating. I stopped to see what it was. It was a thick gooey soup! And I immediately thought, Is this poisonous? She served me and I tried to stop eating it, but it was so great.

When I was finally done I asked her, “What was that stuff?” She said it was her world famous pea soup. And I was embarrassed that I had been so suspicious this whole time about her being a witch and trying to poison me. Over the next couple of days I usually sat in my room while she cleaned, but it was so quiet. I could hear her mumble weird words. But we became good friends and before you know it, it was Sunday, and my parents were finally home.

I was so glad to see them. I ran all the way to greet them. But it was getting dark so I walked Katie to the door and said goodbye.

Just then, she sat on her broomstick, waved to me, and flew off into the night sky.


Monday, Jan 12 5:00p to 6:00p
at Main Library, Jacksonville, FL

Short stories written by 6th grade students at duPont Middle School are brought to life in paintings, illustrations, graphic designs, and more in a collaborative literary arts exhibit.

vVv The Plan vVv


********************UPDATE*******************

Ordinary/Extraordinary Times Union Article


- January 7th _Downtown_ Jacksonville, FL -
Great turnout, the show was amazing, included are some photos and a portion of the "I'm Board 3" show located in the basement of the Hayden Burns Library.


"I'm Board"





5 comments:

B.Gray said...

wow scott, this is really damn cool. Looking forward to checking it out!

Scott Allen said...

cool man, see you wednesday then!

crystal said...

hey man! is it still up? i really wanna go check it out!

Scott Allen said...

Hey Crystal, yeah it will be up for 30 days on the 3rd floor of the new library. Might be ideal for a lunch break, oh, and 7 other artist will be showing their own interpretations as well. All did an exceptional job:)

Erica said...

This was such a great idea! All the artists did a wonderful job..but of course I have my favorite!