Amazing Kids! Magazine

My Sunset Dream

By Daniela Carabantes

 

It was a regular sunny day on Sunset Ave. I was woken up by the sound of birds chirping near one of my white stained windows. I had two windows, and through the one on the right, I could see the most beautiful sunset ever. Every day at around 5:30 p.m., I could see the sunset, which was as beautiful as anyone could imagine.

My dream was to go to the beach, sit in the warm sand, and watch the sunset, even closer than what I could already see, but the beach was too dirty to sit on the sand. Anyway, after I woke up, I started getting ready for school. When I was finally ready, wearing my school uniform, I heard a shout coming from downstairs.

“Kenzie, you’re running late for school!” Mom yelled.

“I’ll be there in a second!” I yelled back.

I grabbed my backpack, got lunch money, and rushed down the stairs, hoping the school bus had not left yet.

“Honey, the bus is here,” Mom said as I ran down the stairs.

“Okay,” I said.

I hugged Mom and said good-bye. While I headed towards the door, I thought about asking my mom to go clean the beach and look at the sunset. When I got out of my house, I realized that the bus was not there. I looked around for the bus but couldn’t find it. Even though I decided to walk, I found myself running within a few minutes. I looked at my watch. It was 8:40. I was 10 minutes late.

“Kenzie, why are you late?” asked Mrs. Lauren.

“I missed the bus. Sorry, ma’am,” I said while staring down at the floor, twirling my black as night hair.

“It’s fine, but don’t let it happen again.”

I was surprised she wasn’t mad. When school ended, I was still thinking of asking Mom if I could clean the beach.

“May I see the sunset at the beach today?” I asked Mom.

“Why?” she asked.

“I want to clean the beach, and while I’m there, I could look at the sunset, which you know has been a dream of mine since we moved in.”

“Is anyone coming with you?”

“Um…I could call Jenny and Lola. Maybe they would like to help me.”

“If they say yes, then sure,” said Mom.

“Thanks, Mom.”

I ran upstairs like a leopard pouncing at its prey. I reached over for my phone and called Jenny.

“Hey, Jenny,” I said through the phone.

“Hi, Kenzie,” answered my friend.

“Would you like to come help me clean the beach?” I asked.

“Sure, how about in 20 minutes?”

“Okay, sounds good.” I hung up.

After that, I called Lola.

“Hi, Lola,” I said.

“Hi, Kenzie,” she answered. “What’s up?”

“Would you like to come help clean the beach? Jenny’s coming.”

“Okay, sure. What time?”

“In 20 minutes, we’ll meet at the beach,” I replied.

“Okay,” Lola said. Then she hung up.

I got changed and ran to the beach. When I got there, it was like a trash dump. Jenny and Lola were both standing there. We weren’t sure if it was such a good idea to try to clean such a huge mess. As we were about to leave thinking that it was too much work, I saw a turtle trapped in one of those soda holder things. I took it out gently and put the soda holder in one of our garbage bags.

Lola noticed another turtle trying to eat a trash bag and ran to take it away. Jenny helped a baby turtle out of a Target shopping bag. We cleaned until the beach didn’t have any garbage in sight.

“Kenzie!” yelled Mom, who had apparently been watching us from a rock.

“I’ll be right there!” I yelled back, spotting her sitting on a tall rock.

My mom said we could stay and see the sunset. I was really excited because I had never seen it from such a close view. When it was done, Lola and Jenny left, and Mom and I went home, too.

“Kenzie, go get ready for bed,” said Mom when we got home.

“Okay, Mom,” I said.

I went and got ready for bed, and as I lay on my pillow, I knew all that cleaning was worth it. After that, I went to clean the beach every day, and I saw the sunset almost every day, which was my dream—my sunset dream.

One comment

  1. azalia /

    i love you story its really nice