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The story of how the world almost ended

by Katarina Zubčić, grade 6

Hello! My name is Brandy and I am 76 years old. I am going to tell you a story from my childhood. It was back in 2018 when I was 12. The story begins with my father, who was a scientist, and my four best friends. We were young, happy and unaware of the reality and bad things happening in the world. Even though people still say that the world was a better place before, it wasn't. Since it's 2081 and technology got scarier and more powerful, people care more about nature.

So in the early 2018, my friends and I decided to wear crazy costumes and run around the street. We went to the attic and found a box full of old toys and things that we didn't need. We opened the box and found an old piece of paper. We looked at the paper and it was a map! We were really confused. At the back there was a letter and it said: “Dear son, if there is ever something bad happening in the world and people are destroying the nature, follow this map. Your father Michael.” We quickly went to my dad's lab. Dad looked at it and said: “This is my father writing to me. Oh, my God! We need to follow this map or the world is going to be destroyed.” We were all a little confused because we thought that everything was fine. We asked my dad why the world was going to be destroyed. He said that people don't recycle paper and now there are no trees, which means no air! We packed all our things and hit the road. We were walking and walking and walking, but nothing. I could see the disappointment and sadness on my dad's face. We walked a little more and found an old castle that belonged to Michael II. My grandpa died when my dad was little and he never knew that he was a king. We walked in and saw a big glass window that was actually a door. We walked in and saw a paper rolled in a bottle. We opened it. It was a recipe. It was a recipe on how to make things without destroying the nature. My dad knew that he was going to save the world with this and that he was going to be famous. He hugged all of us and we sang songs about happiness on our way back. When we got home, my mom was surprised and happy but also kind of sceptical. In my heart I knew that he was going to do it.

One or two weeks later my dad made papers, notebooks and many more things without using any products that could do damage to the nature. The next day he was in the newspapers and the news on TV. He was a real star. I was so proud of him and just looking at his pictures made me happy because he was my biggest idol. And this is the end of the story I will never forget.


mentor: Maja Spasić

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