Teacher: Nada AbiSamra
American Community School
Once upon a time, it was raining, and it happened to be the day of the carnival. I walked to school to help set–up the games, but there was no one in the streets. All of the kids were at home. After the rain stopped, there was a very vivid rainbow.
While I was riding my bicycle, I went through the rainbow; it was so colorful and cool that my eyes popped out. I walked and walked till I found a pot of gold. I was so happy that I felt I was on top of the world. I took the pot of gold and walked out of the rainbow. Then I looked at myself and realized that my body had the colors of the rainbow. I was thrilled.
Into the Rainbow
By Sara Jichi
Some people believe they are unlucky, but I believe I am one of the luckiest people on earth. I got the chance to prove that when I was dragged into a rainbow. Yes, the rainbow swallowed me, and I came out of it.
It all started on a gloomy day, on my way back from school. Showers of rain were washing the streets when, suddenly, a rainbow appeared out of nowhere. I was so shocked because of the wonderful sight, that I could not move on. The colors of that rainbow were the shiniest ever. I could feel it inviting me in. Still glaring at it, I wondered what would be inside. I could not tell because it was so far. I wished I could pull it nearer to be able to poke inside it. As if the rainbow had read my mind, it came nearer and nearer, walked in, and... guess what!? It was the most splendid place I ever saw. Everything there was blooming. I kept on moving and hoping to find out about everything. I saw something sparkling that looked like a pot of gold. When I reached it, it turned to be real gold. Am I not lucky? I held the pot and turned back to go out, but something huge stopped me. It was not a human, nor a monster. It looked like smoke, green smoke. A harsh voice addressed me saying, “Where do you think you are going?” “I, I, I didn’t know it belongs to you!” “So, you take others' properties without asking for permission.” “ I don’t know what to say. I need this gold to build a house. So, I thought it didn't belong to anyone. Forgive me, I meant no harm”. “You seem to be an honest girl, young lady. If you help me get out of this rainbow, the gold will be yours. I have been stuck here for ten years. A bad witch captured me and, as a punishment, she condemned me to stay here till a young girl saves me. I think you are the one. See this candle? If you can blow it, it means we can go out. If not we will be stuck forever.”
I blew the candle out and the flame died. Together we went out. The genie happy to be free and I happy to be rich and lucky.
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