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The Suitcase

A writing competition for students

It was a Tuesday morning and I woke up and got up from bed. To my surprise I saw four presents on my desk, along with a sign that said, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”

I had completely forgotten it was my birthday today. My mum said I could open them because I had lots of time before school. The first one I opened was a cycling helmet (the biggest of the presents), then I opened a pack of black pens, some were fine, some were thick. Then I opened some coloured pens. The last present was Minecraft on a PS3.

When I came back from school at 3:00pm I found a suitcase next to my door but it had a lock on it. I decided to take it into my flat because it was addressed to me. The next day I was visiting my grandmother at her home and as usual I went exploring around her house. I went up to the attic and there I found a dusty, wooden box, which I opened. There I found a key, a key that looked like it would fit the suitcase. In the afternoon, as soon as I entered the flat, I took the key and tried to put it in the suitcase and ... it opened! I looked inside and there was a beautiful ring and on it there were the letters A.N.N.A that spelled my name ...

Written by Anna Rieksta, age 10 at Elizabeth College
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