Weekly Writing Challenge:1,000 words


This week, write a post based on this image:

alone-on-the-playground Keisha didn’t always look this sad. You see she has no body to play with. What happened to all her friends you ask? I am going to tell you.

A few weeks ago Keisha and her friend Tabitha were playing on the play ground when Keisha noticed something was different with her friend.

“Whats the matter?” Keisha asked

“I am sad, because we are moving away.” Tabitha said quietly.

“Where are you moving to”?

“Far away”

“Far, far way like across town?”

“No, to London.” said Tabitha sadly.

Keisha thought about it for a moment and then asked “Where is that?”

“I’m not sure.” said Tabitha

“Tabitha, Keisha its time to go home.” Yelled their mothers.

Over the next few weeks Keisha and Tabitha spent every minute they could together. They did everything together. Even playing on their favorite merry-go-round at the park. They would go round and round and round. The two girls could spend hours on the merry-go-round. The brightly colored animals were always so much fun to ride on. They would give them names such as Masie the giraffe and Bubba the frog. The girls would make up stories about the animals and talk to them like they could understand them.

Finally moving day had arrived. Keisha ran over to Tabitha’s house to say good bye. She ran up the steps and rang the door bell. No answer. She rang the bell again. Still no answer. Keisha started to cry. She never got to say good bye. How could she leave without saying goodbye. Will I ever see my friend again? Keisha wasn’t sure. She ran all the way to the park with the merry-go-round. But all she could do was cry. She just sat there on the edge thinking about her friend.

When somebody tapped her on the shoulder. Keisha turned around and standing there was Tabitha.

“I went to your house but you weren’t there.”

Sorry, we had to get the moving truck.”

“How did you find me?” Keisha wondered

“Are you kidding? I knew just place to find you” The merry-go-round is our special place blurted Tabitha.

The two girls hugged and said their goodbyes. Not knowing when they would see each other again. They vowed to write letters and keep in touch.  Keisha watched as Tabitha walked away and one single tear rolled down her face.

Tabitha walked away from her friend and one single tear rolled down her face. She couldn’t look back, it was too hard. She walked all the home and finished loading their belongings in the truck and climb in and they drove off. Many hours later they arrived in London.

Her dad pulled the truck right up to their new house. All Tabitha could do was stare. It was so big. The house was white in color with blue trim. A white fence outlined the house and the yard had a huge garden in back and lots of room to run. Tabitha walked slowly up to the front door and walked in. She was in awe. The hardwood floor greeted her feet. The living room to her right was big and open, which lead to a huge kitchen and a set up stairs which lead upstairs. Tabitha ran up the stairs to find her room

All the way at the end of hall she found a room she thought she could call her own. She put her bag down and looked around. The beige carpet was soft and fluffy on her feet. The walls where painted a soft pink color and she even had her own bathroom. Tabitha walked over the window and she looked around the outside world. She could see the kids running up and down street and she wondered where they were going. Out beyond her street she could a small park.

“I will have to check that out.” She thought to herself.

Keisha couldn’t keep her eyes off Tabitha as she walked away. She watched until her friend had vanished. She stayed there at the merry-go-round for little while longer and then decided to go home.

“Where have you been?” Her mom asked stern like.

“At the merry-go-round in the park saying goodbye to Tabitha.”

“Oh are you ok?”

“I think so.” Was all she could say.

“You will make a new friend.” Her mom said cheerfully

“I don’t want a new friend, I want Tabitha.” Keisha yelled as she ran up the stairs to her room. She slammed the door behind her and fell to the bed and cried. She must have cried herself to sleep cause she woke up the next morning in a daze. She wondered what Tabitha was doing….

“Tabitha, wake up its time for school.” Her mom whispered softly in Tabitha ear.

Tabitha woke up and smiled. She was excited to start her new school and hoped she would meet a new friend. She climbed out of bed and got dressed and ran down the stairs to the breakfast table. Her mom had prepared a wonderful pancake breakfast. Tabitha cobbled her breakfast and was soon ready to go school.

Her mom dropped her off at school and gave her a hug and kiss and said “Have a good day.”

Tabitha just stood at the enterance to the school and took it all in. Kids where running every which way and all Tabitha could do is stare.

“Hey you get of the way.” A red headed girl yelled at her.

“Sorry.” Tabitha mumbled. But it was too late the red headed little girl ran right into Tabitha knocked her to the ground.

“Sorry, you ok?” Kimberly asked

“I’m ok” My named is Tabitha, “What’s yours?”


“Nice to meet you, I’m new here and I was just taking it all in.” Tabitha smiled.

Kimberly and Tabitha became fast friends and soon Tabitha forgot about Keisha.

Keisha ran to the mail box hoping to find a letter from Tabitha. She opened to only to find the mail box empty. She was suddenly disappointed and wondered back in the house. She still hadn’t made a new friend and wondered why her friend had forgotten her. Little did she know but her life was about to change…

And with that I leave you. I will continue the story next week. So stay tuned to find what happens to Keisha and Tabitha.

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