“Retreat from battle, soldiers!” The knight shouted to the men fighting on foot. “It looks like the king sent us to a trap! This is a trap! The king lied to us. Run for your lives!”
Pepe closed the book. He couldn’t continue reading. How could a king be so bad? How could that king send his people to die? What was his motive? What a horrible heart that king had!
“Here you are, Pepe!” A joyful Bernice had finally found Pepe, “We’ve been looking for you all over the place.”
“Wah, wah, wah!” baby Alexander cried. “Wah, wah, wah!”
“What’s wrong with your little brother?” Pepe whispered to Katie.
“Hey…what are you losers doing here?” Bryan the bully yelled as he approached with a gang of his buddies.
“La-la-la-la-la…,” Pepe sang happily as he entered his home. He had just been at the library, and had with him books about insects, birds, trees, and camping. He was also thinking about the amazing bonfire he’ll help start at night! Pepe and his parents had plans to go camping over the weekend with some of their neighbors in a nearby park, and Pepe had been looking forward to that day for weeks.
Suddenly, he felt a terrible itching. He scratched, and he saw a bump. Then two…then three… Oops! Several itchy and ugly bumps on his tummy!
“It’s such a gloomy day,” Pepe was talking to himself as he walked in the park. “Gloomy, gloomy, gloomy…” He was walking heavily, as if all his energy had drained from his body. Continue reading
“Hahahaha, you should’ve seen how funny coach Meloni looked training his dog to roller skate in the park yesterday afternoon!” Pepe talked to a group of kids at the school’s recess. Continue reading
“Wow! I’ve never paid attention…our church’s building is so beautiful!” Pepe had just arrived to church with his parents, but he decided to linger outside for a few more minutes enjoying the warm breeze.
“I feel very sad we couldn’t buy those fancy chocolate cookies and apple-caramel pie, dad,” Pepe whined as he and his dad arrived home from the grocery store.
“…and God please forgive me for all my sins, amen.” Pepe finished his evening prayer just before falling asleep. His parents kissed him goodnight, turned-off the light, and left the room. Continue reading