Monthly Archives: January 2011

Personal Narratives

A personal narrative is a story about yourself or something that you did or happened to you.  A personal narrative should include a problem, a setting, and a solution. This personal narrative is about me, a pebble, and a car.  Can you guess what happened?

The Pebble and the Car

I threw a rock at the pigeons and missed again, but this time it plummeted down to earth, heading for the cheery red sunroofed expensive car down below.

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Let me tell you how this happened.

It was around 11:45 am, and my grandmother was cooking lunch.  I was only 4 then.  My mother and father were watching TV, and my brother was doing his homework.  I was on the balcony, overlooking the quiet London street.  There were pebbles next to the railings but still inside.  They were arranged in such a way that you could pick the pebbles up and throw them over the edge.That was exactly what I was doing.  I was trying-TRYING to hit the pigeons but I kept missing.

And then it happened. I missed one more time and the rock plummeted down to the car roof with a clanking sound.  Uh oh, I thought.  I ran into my room and closed the door.  I heard the owners of the car yelling at my parents, then my parents storming to me.  Believe me, you don’t want to know what they said.  Do you know how much I owe my father?

1000 pounds.