Sixth-grader Kennedy P. wrote this in our first Photo Fiction workshop. Photo Fiction will be offered again on July 18.
“Cool!” said Jason. He was kicking a soccer ball when he found a baby panda in the soccer goal. It looked so cute with its little stick of bamboo. Jason decided he wanted her so he got his mother from the stands. She took one look at the panda, turned to Jason and said, ”You are seven years old, you are irresponsible and do you know how much this could cost? You already play soccer!”
“So that’s a no?”
“Yes!” his mother replied.
“But how could you turn down that face?” Jason retorted
“We’re not leaving it, we’re taking it to the zoo.”
“Jason, that’s final!”
On the way to the zoo, the car passed by bamboo forests and Jason persuaded his mother that Pandy, the panda, might be hungry. Jason stuffed bamboo in his lunchbox. He planned to use it to lure Pandy home. At the zoo Pandy got her shots, got checked in and the nice zoo lady showed Pandy where she would live. Jason took another advantage to grab more bamboo. He tossed it into the cage to gather the pandas around what seemed to be Pandy. He told his mother he would wait in the car, while walking to the car, he dropped pieces of bamboo. Pandy followed and when she reached the car she was covered in a nice warm blanket. Pandy rode concealed and quiet in the backseat with Jason. When home Jason acted surprised but his mother did not buy it. She did realize that the panda did have an adorable face, so she was kept.
She was living the life until she became spoiled rotten and made the home poor and lose many luxuries. Soon after Pandy had to go back to the zoo. But Pandy did learn from her ways. This panda was a great panda but was mislead. She is now back in China. You know her as Mei Lee.