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12/30/2009 1:42:00 AM
A Misfortunate Crabby Event

          I was in 4th grade, trying frantically to finish an assignment that had been due the day before. But when Anna yelled, “Come! I can’t find Poseidon, Genna!” I was caught off-guard. Poseidon was a hermit-crab, and Anna and I were the apprentices of Azuri, the main caretaker of the hermit-crabs.

I hurried into the Sottovoce Room where everyone was swarming around the tank like bees around a jar of honey. “Sottovoce” means “quiet,” but at the moment, it wasn’t very quiet at all.

          “Have you checked EVERY shell?” I asked.

“Yeah, every one,” said Anna. I lifted up the lid and started rearranging the tank, but I didn’t find anything.

          Well, the news got around to Azuri, because all of a sudden she was parting the crowd of pepped-up fourth graders.

          “Hermit-crab master, coming through!” said Azuri. She turned to Anna and me. “Is he really dead?” asked Azuri.

“No, I don’t know,” said Anna.

          I picked up the empty spider-man shell to show Azuri, but was pushed back into my seat by the excited crowd. The shell clattered to the floor. Azuri and Anna didn’t notice. I saw Azuri double-checking the tank. “I can’t find him, peoples! Go back to your work!” That was all I heard because the grammar lesson had to go on.

          As I tried to fill my head with the facts about commas and apostrophes and plurals that I already knew by heart, I still couldn’t keep my mind off Poseidon. He had been my best buddy and favorite of the hermit-crabs. I was going to miss him so much.

          Gradually, the gnawing feeling I had been suffering from faded away. Although the feeling isn’t as strong now, I still feel sad when I look at that empty space where Poseidon’s nametag used to be.

The End

List of Viewer Suggestions
5/12/11
Bretty Poo Age 3
Bangladesh
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SO AMAZING!!! IF IT IS TRU THEN ITSS EVN AMAZINGERER
4/19/11
sandstorm Age 8
New Jersey, United States
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No way that coud hapin in real life great imagonation!
4/12/11
RoStar Age 10
Virginia, United States
I think that you should find Poseidon and then everyone is happy but then, you get a gerbil and you lose that too! Eventually you find it though and then everyone is happy and you move on to 5th grade.
1/7/11
Zazzle Age 12
Virginia, United States
Nicky I agree with you. It is an awesome story, but the ending is sad and you don't find out where the hermit crab is.
10/10/10
Writer101 Age 10
Florida, United States
short,cute,funny,and sweet=good story
9/18/10
kinster499 Age 12
Washington, United States
wow that was great
6/24/10
soccergirl55 Age 10
Massachusetts, United States
That's a great story! Is it true?
3/27/10
Ruza Age 10
Iowa, United States
This was a funny little story: I enjoyed reading it.
But why did Poisedon die @t the end? Why did he just accidentaly pop out from under Genna's seat, or desk?
3/16/10
ocie16 Age 11
North Carolina, United States
LOVE IT!!!
3/9/10
Natalie Age 10
North Carolina, United States
OMG!! so Funny! +cute! Absolutely GOOD!!! :)
3/4/10
sparky Age 11
North Carolina, United States
i loved the story eccespeicaly the spiderman shell part that was funny
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3/2/10
vicky Age 9
Texas, United States
its very very very very very very good,and cool!!!!
2/25/10
BearGirl123 Age 11
North Carolina, United States
GOOD GOOD GOOD
2/25/10
Kate Age 10
North Carolina, United States
great story!
2/25/10
Nicky Age 12
Texas, United States
I really loved this story! It was funny at the beginning but it ended sadly.Aww..
2/20/10
creativity Age 9
Texas, United States
That was a great story!
2/20/10
creativity Age 9
Texas, United States
That was a great story!
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