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Nonny Bear and the Magic Pen

Yael Mermelstein

“So,” Mr. Hirsch said as he handed back our essay papers. “I’m sorry to say that I was very, very disappointed with the fiction stories you boys wrote this week.”

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Well, I could certainly understand that. I wrote a story about a boy who loved his dog so much he wouldn’t go to school in the morning because he didn’t want to leave his dog. The thing is, I don’t really like dogs and I’ve never had a dog in my life. I guess you can say it was kind of fake to write about something I don’t even care about. But it was a fiction story, after all. Well, I supposeMr.Hirsch didn’t care that it was a fiction story. He gave me my paper back with a fat red C-minus on its heading.

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