FC: Eliza and the Lunch Mystery | By: Umeera Farooq
1: One day Eliza was picking out her clothes. She didn't want to wear a blouse and a skirt, but she knew how bad she would get teased if she didn't. She wanted to wear her favorite t-shirt, and a pair of black shorts. She knew what she had to do. She had to wear the cool outfit (blouse and skirt).
2: She put them on, packed her lunch, and left quickly because her mom would ask her what she was wearing. When she arrived, she went into 5th grade. She went through math, reading, and science.
3: Then came lunch. She went to her backpack, and her lunch had disappeared! She took a deep breath balled up her fists and walked to the cafeteria. "Looks like I can't have lunch today," she thought because she was out of lunch money. She went up to the lunch lady, and typed in her pin. "I'm so sorry you're out of lunch money, but take this cheese sandwich." the lunch lady exclaimed. Eliza took it and ate it frustrated. Then she went to recess, and did writing, and then went to art. All the while she was wondering what had happened to her lunch. Then she left to go home. she took it and ate it frustrated.
4: The next morning Eliza looked through her closet, and found a blouse, and a pair of skinny jeans which she hated. She couldn't wear a skirt because she had P.E. Again she saw her favorite outfit, but she knew she couldn't, so she put on the cool outfit packed her lunch, and carefully put it in a safe place in her backpack, and left to go to school quickly.
5: When she got there she did all her subjects that came before lunch then came lunch. She went to her backpack, and it was gone again! This time she was angry.
6: Right then Mrs. Yen walked by and said "Buying lunch again? That doesn't seem like you at all." "Mrs. Yen," Eliza exclaimed. "Yes." "Um nothing." Then she balled up her fists, and took 2 deep breaths, and walked down to the cafeteria.
7: She went to the cafeteria, and got a cheese sandwich, and ate half of it, and threw the rest away. the rest of the day was normal. After that she went home.
8: The next morning she got up, and remembered it was Wednesday. Which meant her mom was home because she went to work later on Wednesday. Suddenly their was a knock on her door "It's mom. Can I come in?" "Yeah sure," Eliza replied. "So what's your outfit going to be." "I don't know," Eliza replied. "How about your favorite shirt, and shorts." "Um um okay." She put them on, and told her mom " Um mom my lunch has keeps disappearing." "Um let's see if it goes missing today," her mom exclaimed. "Okay," Eliza replied.
9: She packed her lunch, and went to go to school. she went through all her subjects before lunch then came lunch. She walked to her backpack, and opened it and peeked in, hoping to see her lunch. There it was!
10: Suddenly Mrs.Yen walked by and she said, "Doesn't it feel great to be yourself?" "Um um it sure does,"Eliza replied. "I know whats been happening, and I'm the one that took your lunch." "What? You?" "Yes I did it because you weren't being "true to yourself." "From now on I promise I'Il be my self." "Okay,"Mrs.Yen exclaimed. Then Eliza skipped cheerfully down to the cafeteria, and she enjoyed her lunch. And guess what? they didn't tease her. "I guess they've changed," she thought. "I like you're outfit," Molly exclaimed. "Thanks," Eliza replied. Then she happily bit into her peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
11: The End