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A Dozen Roses

By: Brooke V.
Texas, Age 12

Once upon a time, in a time un-known, a Greek god named Nike prowled the Earth with his one and only true love. Once on one of their outings, a strong rain came and swept his love away. Nike called to and called to her again, yet no answer was given in return. Still, he searched on.
Many months had passed since this terrible occasion . Again and again he tried to, but didnít have the courage to do it, for his love was still strong. From one drop of blood he made twelve red roses to show his love for Senthopika, the goddess of magic.
To this very day, roses sprout all over and are gathered to express emotions for their love, but nobody knows where they came from. Nike, the God who created roses, will forever be remembered in my heart, and others, for he has created a symbol of love: a dozen roses.