Write a short story using these words in it. No 2
• United States
18 May 08
Katie woke up early in the morning and she could hear the birds singing in the tree outside her window. The sun was shining so brightly and the day was so warm. Hurredly she jumped out of bed and got dressed. Katie ran down the stairs so quickly that she almost tripped and fell, but she managed to make it in one piece. She started to race to the kitchen to get some breakfast but stopped in the living room to find mommy asleep on the couch again. There was a large bottle on the coffee table with only a small amount of liquid left in it. She knew mommy would not be up today. Sadly she finished the trek to the kitchen. Katie got her own breakfast for the fifth day in a row. Another day of cereal with no milk because mommy hadn't been to the store yet. She began to miss daddy so terribly. He had only been gone for two weeks but she was so afraid she would never see him again and that mommy didn't love her anymore. As she finished her breakfast, again she could hear the birds singing and it made her smile. She wanted to go to the park today, but mommy wouldn't be able to take her. She knew she wasn't supposed to go alone but the day was so warm and mommy probably wouldn't wake up anyway. So she went upstairs and brushed her hair and teeth. She grabbed her roller skates and then Katie quietly headed back downstairs. She peeked in on mommy again. Yup, still sound asleep. Quietly Katie walked to the front door. She carefully turned the handle and opened the door. Katie turned and peeked at mommy. She hadn't heard Katie. Out the front door she went and quietly closed it. She then sat down on the front steps and put on her roller skates. She tied her shoelaces together and flopped her shoes oer her shoulders. Then Katie went skating off toward the park. When she arrived there were lots of children playing. At first she felt a little scared because mommy wasn't there. She worried that someone would notice and take her home. She sat on a bench under a big Willow Tree and took off her skates. She hid her skates in a nearby bush and then watched the kids play for a while. While she was intently watching some kids flying a kite high up into the pretty white clouds, a ball rolled over and bumped into her. She hadn't seen it and she jumped a little. She picked up the ball and looked around. A boy with a bright red baseball cap was walking toward her and saying something that she couldn't hear over the other nearby children. She thought his hat was funny because he was wearing it backwards. As he got closer, she heard finally heard him asking for the ball. She stood up and threw it to him. He almost fell over but he caught it. To Katie's suprise the boy kept walking toward her. She looked around for a place to hide but before she could find one he was next to her. The boy was about her age and only a little taller. He told Katie his name was Tom and that he and his sister were playing two square but they could make it three. He was asking Katie to come and play. Katie blushed and shyly said ok. When she got to where Tom's sister was, their mother said it was time to go. Tom said how sorry he was but maybe another day. Katie shook her head and watched them leave. Katie went over to the swings, which were getting a little empty as kids were beginning to leave. The sun was high in the sky and Katie realized it must be close to lunch time. As she got onto a swing, her tummy confirmed that with a loud growl. Katie was not ready to go home yet. She sat on the swing for a long time and just watched the people who were still in the park. There was a little boy and his mother playing on the slide and a family over by one of the park grills. An older lady was walking her little dog way over on the other side of the park and there was a boy over on the tar teaching his little brother how to ride a scooter. Katie thought they were all very lucky to have someone to play with or talk to. One of the little girls from the family by the grill came over and sat on the swing next to Katie for a little while but she didn't talk to her. Katie felt very sad. Her tummy growled again. Katie decided it was time to go home and eat. She was also worried that mommy might wake up soon and find her gone. So over to the bush she went and retrieved her skates. She sat down and put them on. Again she tied her shoelaces together and flopped her shoes over her shoulders. Katie skated home, all the while thinking of what a wonderful sunny day it had been and how lucky all those people were. Katie felt very sad and very alone.