Emelia’s story

I woke up one spring Saturday morning. The crisp spring air was blowing through my open window and the sun was shining. I yawned, a big yawn. I thought I heard a meow.

“Strange,” I thought, “Did I hear a meow? No, I don’t have a cat. I must be going crazy.” I turned to the mirror. I was a fluffy, white cat! I didn’t imagine that meow!

“Mom!” I tried to scream. But all that came out was a meow. There was no use. How did this happen?! Would I be a cat forever? My parents were probably gone, since it was ten already, and they had stuff to do. So I had time. The living room had a big bay window with so much warm sun coming through. I curled up in the sun and fell asleep. When I woke up, I had been asleep for two hours, so I was surprised no one was home. There was a note on the table from my mom saying that she and dad were called in for work and wouldn’t be home till late. I had time to explore! I went back through my window into the tree. After ten minutes of struggles, I finally made it down into my backyard. There were butterflies and birds fluttering around. I chased them for an hour. So much fun! Then a butterfly landed on my nose. Then it flew away landing on a flower to drink some nectar. It suddenly made me realize how hungry I was. I climbed up the tree and back into my bedroom. I went into the kitchen and found cold pizza my mom left out for me. I ate half a slice and I was full. So weird. So I went back to the bay window and took a nap. I woke up to my mom shaking me.

“Emelia, are you okay?” She said in her worried voice. She felt my forehead. “How long have you been asleep?”

“I’m fine.” I reassured her. Wait, I didn’t hear a meow and mom wasn’t freaking out because I was a cat, “ I just need to use the bathroom.” I said. I ran to the bathroom and locked the door. I looked in the mirror. I wasn’t a cat.

Sometimes I still become a cat, but I always have fun. And my mom and dad haven’t found out, yet!

Written by Emelia Prevenas

Picture of Emelia whose story placed first in the Elementary age category of April 2022's Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest.