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The Centipede

By: Alex O.
Arizona, Age 9


One night when I was done with homework, it happened. When I sat down something crawled out! It was a centipede.

He crept out and wiggled and tried to get me. Before it got me, I jumped on the sofa. Then my dad squished him, but he kept crawling! He squished him again.

Finally he stopped moving. Then I got my dad a napkin to throw the centipede away. Since then Iíve never seen a centipede in my house again