BC: The End
FC: Written and Illustrated by Jamie Walmer Pitchers Publishing 2010 | Sugar Crystal Sweet
1: Sugar Crystal Sweet Written & illustrated by Jamie Walmer Pitchers Publishing 2010
2: One day April was walking home from school and she saw a funny stranger walking towards her. Her mommy and daddy had always told her to be kind to others, but never talk to strangers. “Hello!” the stranger called out. April smiled kindly and kept walking.
4: “Would you like some candy? I have so much and I will never eat it all.” April stopped. She liked candy very much! “Yes, please!” she smiled kindly. | The stranger pulled out odd looking candy. April had never seen this kind before! “Here you go!” the stranger said and walked away. April had a whole bag of new candy!
6: She ate three pieces and then her mom came home. She hid the candy, because she didn’t want her mom to know about the stranger. “Hello, how was your day?” asked her mom. “Oh, the same.” April lied. “Okay well your dad will be home in an hour with pizza!” April went upstairs to her room, feeling a little sick. She fell asleep then, in her bed.
8: Is she okay?” she heard her mom ask. “I don’t think so, we should take her to the doctor.” Her dad said, sounding worried. She opened her eyes. “Oh, April! Are you okay? Are you hurt?” April was confused. What’s going on? Why did they sound worried? Why would she be hurt? “April, say something!” her mom whispered. “I’m fine! What’s going on?” April asked, confused. “You’re allergic to something you ate. What have you eaten today?” April thought, and thought, but couldn’t think of anything out of the ordinary “Well I had some candy” she said suddenly remembering.
9: What kind? I don’ t remember buying you any.” Her dad said. “Me either.” Her mother said suspiciously. “Oh well I kind of found some on the street. It was very good.” April said. A few minutes later her dad was on the phone with the doctor. “Should we bring her in? What do we do?” she heard little bits and pieces of the conversation, but she couldn’t hear what the doctor was saying. “Okay thank you. Goodbye.” Her dad walked into the room where April was laying down. “We don’t need you to go to the hospital, but we need to keep an eye on you.” Her dad said. “Are you hungry?” her mom asked, “We still have the pizza.”
10: After she ate, she felt much better. Two days later, she was outside again, and she saw the same stranger. “Hello, little girl!” the stranger yelled. April pretended not to see, and started to walk back to the house. “Wait! Did you eat the candy? I made it myself, with a candy machine.” April turned around. “I ate three pieces. I got sick, worried my parents half to death, and felt horrible. I’ve learned my lesson. Here- you can have your candy back.” April said. The stranger looked odd. “I’m sorry. I didn’t know that you were allergic to anything in it, but I guess that’s what you get for not asking what was in it before taking it.” April was somewhat mad, but also felt very grown up. Like she had just learned something very valuable in life.
14: Jamie Walmer was born on October 25th, 1996. She goes TO Cambridge Springs High School. She enjoys softball, bowling, drawing, and painting.
15: Authors Note: Do NOT take candy from strangers! It could make you very sick. Be safe!!