The Massacre

    I woke up in my room with the light of the sunrise in my eyes, so I quickly turned away from it. I tried going back to sleep, but I felt too alive. Then, I stumbled into the living room to make breakfast, but I accidentally knocked my thick coat down. I decided to let it stay there. After finishing breakfast, I watched the news. A public announcement came on the T.V. It stated “there was a rampage killer on the loose. He was nicknamed El Lupo.” Simultaneously, a gunshot could be heard outside. I ran to the window to see what was happening. The mailman was lying on the floor in a pool of blood, staining his bicycle and the red rose bush next to him.
    I quickly grabbed the old key resting by my cereal box, and used it to go to the basement. The lights flashed eerily while walking down the steep narrow stairs. All of a sudden, the lights went out and was back on, and then right in front of my eyes was a rose piercing the wall with a paper wrapped around it. I was frozen, but I had an urge to grab it. When I got hold of it, I unwrapped it and it was branded with the words “Boom, Boom” and with bloodstains all over the words. I was puzzled and it felt I was shot with information, and then suddenly, lights started spewing from the bottom of the basement. Then, a thud, crackle, and a kablooie! And, the whole basement was wrecked and in pieces.
    That was the last thing I saw before a pole was launched at my head and hung me up on the wall. Alas! I was one of El Lupo’s victims who saw the rose.



Pranav Saranga - 8th grade

Pranav is a confident and positive person, and has clarity of thought. Additionally, he is able to take directions well and instantly apply them to his writing skills. He is rapidly developing a fine vocabulary; not only he grasps new words readily, he is also able to apply them to his work.