By Ryan Francesca Stretch, 8 years old
Featured Young Writer of the Month
I am afraid of many things, for instance the dark. Sometimes after horror movies or scary stories, I think odd-looking creatures hide in my closet, or under my bed. But I know it’s just my imagination.
I believe in ghosts, do you? Ghosts can’t hurt you. They can just startle you. Sometimes myths can scare me as in “Bloody Mary”, which gave me bad dreams. Sometimes in dreams scary visions appear in my head, then I finally wake up and realize it’s just my imagination again.
It’s okay to tell someone you trust about what you’re afraid of. Fear is nothing to be ashamed of. When I am afraid, sometimes I sing.
What do you do when you are afraid?
Ryan Francesca Stretch is an 8 (going on 18) year old third grader at Adda Clevenger Junior Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA. She has always possessed a flair for the dramatic. She enjoys reading and writing, but most of all controlling her environment. She is the oldest of three children in her family. And, to her mother’s knowledge, she has never watched a “horror movie”.
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