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The Huge Persimmon
by Rohan P., Contest #200910
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As they approached the alley, Ghostan, Witchl and Vampirey smashed into a huge, round, mushy and orange object.  At first, they though it was a rotten pumpkin. Then, something scattered past them. They turned on their flashlights and found that they'd smashed into a really big persimmon that had fallen from a huge persimmon tree. There were brown rats everywhere, chewing at the huge persimmon.

Ghostan grabbed a big broom that was leaning against the tree and tried to sweep the rats away. But there were hundreds of them, chewing the delicious fruit with their big, sharp teeth. When Ghostan hit them with the broom, some of the rats turned their attention to the three kids. The kids saw hunger in the rats' eyes, got scared, and ran all the way home.

Out of breath, and still quite scared, they got home and found a big, fat hairy monster screaming at them from their front porch. 

Their screams of fear turned into hilarious laughter when Ghostan, Witchl and Vampirey realized that what they thought was a monster was really Witchl's sister, Marsy. She was dressed like a rat and was eating a persimmon. 

"Happy Halloween" she yelled at them!


Rohan P. [San Jose, CA] is a 7 year old 2nd grader who loves playing soccer, math and writing.

2009 Rohan P. Original for CCF. Rohan P. grants CCF first electronic rights for one month; CCF may archive the material indefinitely and include it in an eBook anthology.

* CCF does not publish students' last names on the work they submit for publication.


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