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''A Fractured Tale: Pigs will be pigs ''

By: Chelsea H.
Virginia, Age 13

Once upon a time in La La Land, there were three pig sisters. The three sisters were very different. The oldest pig was named Harriet, and she was very mean. The youngest pig was named Larriet, and she was very nice. Then came Sherriet; she was not nice or mean she was just right in-between. One day in La La Land, when the pigs were old enough to live on their own, the pigsĂ mother told them to go away and that they all needed to buy a house for themselves. One day Harriet decided that she would play a trick on her sisters. Harriet was very lucky as her two sisters both bought gigantic apple trees and planted them right next to their houses. Harriet stayed up late that night planning an evil plot. ˘Today I will put my first plan into action,÷ she said. ˘I will climb the apple tree next to SherrietŠs house and shake it so that the apples will fall. She did just as she had planned. When she started shaking the tree and as the apples were falling Sherriet came out of her straw house and screamed, ˘The sky is falling, the sky is falling, the sky is falling.÷ Then she ran back in her house. Harriet started to shake the tree harder and because she shook it harder a lot more apples started to fall and youĂll never guess what happened next. When the apples rained down upon the straw house they smashed it into a million pieces. When Harriet looked into the sunset, she saw Sherriet running toward LarrietsŠs house. Harriet went home and got a good nights rest. The next day she put her second plan into action. She said, ˘I will climb the apple tree next to LarrietŠs house and shake it so that the apples will fall.÷ She did just as she had planned. When she started shaking the tree and as the apples were falling Sherriet and Larriet came out of LarrietŠs stick house and screamed, ˘The sky is falling, the sky is falling, the sky is falling.÷ Then they ran back into the stick house. Harriet started to shake the tree harder and because she shook it harder a lot more apples started to fall and youĂll never guess what happened next. When the apples rained down upon the stick house they smashed it into a million pieces. When Harriet looked into the sunset she saw Sherriet and Lariet running towards momma pigĂs house. Larriet and Sherriet stayed at momma pigĂs house only until their sturdy brick house was built. Once the house was built and Sherriet and Larriet moved in they decided that they would do the same thing that their sister did to them to get back at her. They little pigs knew that it was not the right thing to do, but they were just so mad at Harriet for demolishing their houses. The next day Sherriet and Larriet started to get back at their sister. Harriet had also planted a huge apple tree next to her house. The two pig sisters started to shake the tree really hard and the apples started to rain down upon HarrietĂs hay house. Harriet ran out of her house screaming, ˘The sky is falling, the sky is falling, the sky is falling.÷ She got so scared that she ran straight to mamma pigĂs house. Just after she told mamma pig about the whole story and about how sorry she was. Sherriet and Larriet walked into mamma pigĂs house. Harriet said to them, ˘IĂm very sorry for how mean I have been and I promise that I will not be mean and rude anymore. I will also not play anymore rude pranks on people.÷ Everybody was happy and the pig family lived happily ever after.