School of History and Dramatic Arts

Short story: ‘7x7x7x7’

This is a writing challenge that I wrote in 7th grade. I was supposed to go to my 7th book on the shelf, 7th page, 7th paragraph, and write seven verses from that sentence. The sentence was “It was true that there was no one in the bungalow but her and the rustling snake,” “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodges Burnett. Enjoy:

It was true that there was no one in the bungalow but her and the rustling snake.

She was so alone and terrified she yelled to the snake, “Look out below!” But the snake was already up and out the door, slithering down the path.

And that’s when she decided to do the math; no one wanted the Missie Sahib, and there was no one to teach her manners. She always got what she wanted; being rude to her fellow clanners. This was why she left behind.

No one cared about the Missie Sahib and the little rustling snake left behind in the bungalows.