This story is by Jasmine Margileth, who was part of Write Summer camp for young writers. You can find all the stories by Write Summer writers here. If you’re a young write age 7 to 14 and would like to participate in Write Summer camp, you can find out all the details here.

I was sort of awake as the teacher was catching up on how good certain things are for us, I didn’t care because everythings healthy for me. Then the alarm suddenly went off. I was confused as the blaring sound of the alarm went off. Then, someone random started saying things like this is not a drill. Then, I started to panic, but if they entered I would take a bullet if they tried to shoot somebody. There was suddenly a loud knocking, then somebody said, “ I’m 5 I can’t deal with almost being killed.” That’s it, they knew people were here. So they knocked down the door. Now the people who weren’t panicking definitely are now. I went out from under my desk just to say, “ Who are you?”. She just replied, “ I am Ramona”. She twisted my arm, which made me flip onto my back. Tears were pouring out, she punched my face which probably broke my nose. My vision was starting to fade and my ears were ringing. Then this dude appeared, he was an adult so he knew what he was doing. Then I blacked out. I don’t remember anything before I woke up in the hospital, completely fine. He was there, I thought confused. I also was perfectly fine so I asked if I could just skip school. He said “ Yes”. A few years later I was waking up from the memory. I saw a shadow of a man and turned on the light, I was fine. I drove to work at a puppy cafe. The puppies greeted me as I entered the door, I greeted them back. Then a customer came in so I had to slap myself awake. She came in so I said “ Hello, what would you like?”. She replied, “ For you to come outside”. I wanted to say no but before I could do that I was already outside. She said, “ Hello Ariana I am here to tell you something”, So I naturally responded with, “ What?”.