Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The New Kid in Class: A Very Scary Story

Once upon a time there was a new girl in class. The teacher told everyone in the class that the new girl was from Seattle. Her name was Candy and she liked to play basketball. She played the piano and she rode her bike to school. She had one brother who was 10 years old. Candy was 13 years old. The new girl looked like a normal person. She seemed like a normal, 13 year old girl but she had a terrible secret.

That afternoon everyone was in the cafetéria for lunch. María and Claudia asked Candy if she wanted to sit with them at their table in the cafeteria. Candy was very happy because she didn’t know anyone at the new school.

“Today for lunch we will have paella. Do you know what paella is?” Claudia asked the new girl.

“No, what is paella?” Candy asked.

“Paella is a famous dish from Valencia. You make paella with rice, chicken, rabbit, and vegetables,” María said.

“That sounds great,” Candy said. “I want to try paella for the first time.”

The three girls sat down at the table to have lunch. Candy tried the paella and she liked it a lot.

“This is delicious,” she said.

The three young girls talked. María and Claudia asked Candy a lot of questions about Seattle.

"Where is Seattle?"

"Seattle is in the Northwest of the United States in the state of Washington on the border with Canada," Candy answered.

“Is Seattle a big city?”

“Seattle is big but it’s not too big. Seattle is almost the same size as Valencia,” Candy answered. Candy told the two girls about her family and her life in the United States of America.

María and Claudia liked Candy and they thought that she was a very nice person. They wanted to be her friend. Candy seemed like a nice girl but then Claudia and María learned something about Candy that changed their opinion (mind) about her. What was the terrible secret they learned about the new girl? Was Candy a zombie? Maybe she was a vampire? Was Candy a criminal who escaped the police in Seattle and now lived in Valencia? No, Candy wasn’t a criminal or a thief. She was much, much worse than these things.

After the three girls finished eating their lunch María and Claudia took their phones out of the backpacks. They wanted to show Candy a video on YouTube about their school. Candy watched the video and she laughed a lot. The video was very funny. Then María asked Candy for her phone number so that they could send her Whatsapp messages. This is when María and Claudia learned the terrible truth about Candy.

“I don’t have a phone,” Candy said.

Claudia didn’t understand what Candy said. It was Candy’s first day at school. Perhaps she forgot her phone. Maybe she left her phone at home.

“You didn’t bring your phone to school today?” María asked.

“No, I didn't leave my phone at home. I don’t have a phone,” Candy answered.

Suddenly, everyone in the cafeteria was completely silent. Everyone was listening to the new girl, the new girl who didn’t have a phone. After a few seconds Claudia spoke.

“Oh, you probably haven’t had time to buy a new phone because you just moved to Valencia. When will you buy a new phone?” She asked. “You should get an iPhone 5 like mine. It’s really cool.”

“I have a Samsung Smartphone,” said María. “We can go shopping for your new phone after school”

“I don’t have a phone and I don’t want a phone,” the new girl said. “I think that everyone wastes time with their phones."

What did the students do?

1) They all laughed at the new girl because she didn't have a phone.

2) They felt sorry for her because she was too poor to have a phone. 

3) "At least she doesn't have a really old phone like my English teacher," Claudia said.

3) Everyone in the cafeteria took the new girl out to the patio and they burned her at the stake because they thought that she was a witch. They all lived happily ever after…except the new girl, Candy.
The End