Episodic narrative by Emil
Just as my grandpa thought I’d started liking it I screeched out loud as a black lagoon, my grandpa talked gently to me trying to calm me down, but as I started pulling his white long beard it was obvious to everyone I did NOT like riding the gray tractor… I continued jumping up and down like a kangaroo in his lap pulling and screaming. But he was furious to get me used to it…..he just didn’t understand that I was frightened of the roaring engine and front lights which to me looked like evil eyes…
Episode Two: Playing in the Hay
I thought I was the happiest child on the planet as I leaped and frolicked in the dry, golden, colored hay. My grandma was standing on the side watching me have fun, suddenly as I jumped from the highest plank in the barn I slipped under the hay like a rock thrown to the ocean…. Apparently somebody had built a tunnel under the tons of hay appearing above me. I had been swallowed by one. I saw blue light on the other side so I decided to follow it… I’d been crawling for what seemed like eternity for my little muscles, my knees were sore after dragging them through the sharp pieces of hay. A tear had started running down the side of my face and had almost reached my mouth when I felt a warm soft hand stroke it away and there was my grandma with a smile stretching from ear to ear…. She had found me….
Episode Three: Berries
Clusch! Clusch! It went as I pounded the red berries onto my face… I and my grandpa were out picking berries but I was having much more fun than him! My face was red and it looked like I’d stuck it in a Ketchup-mixed-with-water bucket, I picked up another handful berries which got crushed in my hand and then I sent them on a journey towards my face. My grandpa stopped me and laughed tremendously with his Santa-Clause-like voice “Ho, Ho, Ho,Ha,Ha were going to make juice out of these! Emil” but luckily I was old enough to say”nj,nj,NO!” but for whichever reason I did not understand it just made him laugh even more.
Episode Four: Mowing
Vroomm! Vroooom! Mrrroooom! Went the lawnmower as my grandpa Jostled it around it around the field I’d been obsessed with the machine ever since I saw him do it the first time… But suddenly before anyone could react I stumbled across the field with my little feet going bambambambambam!! Hitting the green, fresh grass pieces just cut... It was impossible for anyone to catch me before I slammed my hand onto the side of what appeared to me like a gigantic monster now that I was up close, as my hand was touching I felt it getting HOT! And it reflected of. Luckily my grandpa was there to get my hand in a cup of cold water, and then my grandma suggested we played a game so she got out a big, blue, box with yellow stripes on it… And as soon as I saw her take that box out I felt much better because I knew what was inside.
Episode Five: Building a Train Model
My grandpa held up the last silver like piece of train track and put it down in its place. I cheered and immediately put my blue train down on the tracks and pushed it so hard it hit my grandpa’s green train standing on the track all the way in the back of the room then I laughed my usual cute, little laughter and of course my grandpa laughed as well… I stood up and ran over to get my train… but sadly when I picked it up I discovered its wheel had fallen of. I could feel a tear skiing down the left side of my face and into my face I tasted the salty tear and started stumbling over to my grandpa. He gently took it out of my hand and got a small tube with the letters G,L,U, and E on it…