This assignment is in response to Brevity, Writing101.
You are walking along the street past a swing park. A piece of paper skids along the path, whips up and gets trapped against the fence in front of you. The paper has been torn from a school jotter. You read the note. You smile. You look around you for passers by. You look at the note again and slowly nod your head. You look up at the horizon and then look at the note again. Your chest flutters.
7 Things I want to do when I’m older:
1. Get a red bike like Charlie’s.
2. Built a hut that I can live in with my friends.
3. Jump off Chicken Rock and do other cool stuff.
4. Get taller and be Quite important.
5. Find a girlfriend.
6. Kiss her.
7. Rule the world.
To wonder what happened to you and how you ended up here, go to page 1.
To find the nearest local school and try to return the note, in case the kid forgets his list of things to do (because sometimes you just forget), go to page 35.