The Mother’s Day mess 一團糟的母親節
One day Kathleen was wrapping a gift in the living room when Mark walked in.
“Who’s that for?” he asked.
“My mom. I won’t be able to visit her on Mother’s Day, so I’m sending her some chocolate and a card,” Kathleen said.
“You can come to my parent’s house on Mother’s Day,” Mark said. “The whole family will be there.”
Kathleen always had fun at Mark’s parents’ home, so she agreed to go.
On Mother’s Day they got there early. Mark went to help the men in his family cook dinner while Kathleen sat in the yard with Mark’s mom and the rest of the women.
“Kathleen, have you thought about getting married and having kids?” asked Mark’s Aunt Mildred.
“I think I’m doing fine on my own,” Kathleen said.
“Well I don’t know what I would do without Richard. Any problem that comes up he fixes, and he’s always there to protect me.”
Just then Richard, along with the rest of the men, came running out of the kitchen. Mark’s eyebrows were gone!
“Grease fire!” Richard shouted. “Everybody run!”
“Hmmph,” Mildred said. She, along with Mark’s mom and two of his aunts, walked into the kitchen…
(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)
Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:
Idea 1: The female elephants put out the fire. Where have the men gone? Who finishes cooking the dinner? Do any more problems come up?
Idea 2: When the women get into the kitchen, the fire has spread. Do they manage to put it out? Is the dinner ruined? Why were the men in Mark’s family so scared?
Idea 3: The women put the fire out and wait for the men to return. Who cleans up the kitchen? How did the fire start? How long does it take before Mark’s eyebrows grow back?