Featured Writing - eyes that sparkle
I sprinted through the field, my feet flying over the dirt. The long grasses rippled and whispered as i ran past them, parting to let me through. I glanced up at the sky even though i knew it was still there because of its heavy wing beats. I instanly regreted it whan i misplaced my flying feet and stepped in a hole. I scremed as my ankle twisted and i slammed into the ground. I was a goner. Even the grass knew that i wasn't going any where. They leaned in on my, crowding around me in my last moments. tears flowing over my cheeks, i looked up at my pursuer. it was diving down to finish me off, having no pity. i screwed my eyes shut and waited. I didn't have to wait long, its talons dug into my shoulders and jerked me off the ground. I expected it to drop me, so i would end up looking like a lumpy patch of dirt. Its talons loosend, not enough to let me go, just enough so it wouldn't hurt anymore. I looked up at it and gasped as i caught my gaze. In its eyes i didn't see the cold hatred of a killer, i say the sparkle of a friend.
The dragon wanted to be my friend.
Grace, age 12
April 16, 2013