The Family Album, by Maria Buciu
It was a busy afternoon and I went looking for our family album in the attic. When I finally found it, I blew the dust away to see the title. The dust got into my eyes, so I closed them. I blinked.
It was a quiet Sunday morning. I was in my mum?s bed. At first I didn?t realise that, but when I sat up, I looked left and I saw myself in the mirror, but looking as my mother. I was terrified, because it was like I was caught in my mum?s body. I looked around. ?I? ? I mean Maria ? was sleeping next to me. I was very surprised.
After that I went into the kitchen. I started to prepare a …. wait a minute…. coffee? What was I thinking? Well, I made it, then I went back to the dining room. Coffee tasted horrible! It was SO bitter!
?I?… I mean Maria (my daughter), entered the room, took her mobile phone and began to play, to send text messages and to surf the Internet.
?MARIIIIAAAAAA!!!!! I shouted. PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!! NOW!!!?
?Ok, ok, just calm down.? It was awful! I was not only looking like mum, I also had her personality!
I called my best friend….well, I called Maria?s best friend, Mara, and we arranged to meet in the park. I did not know how to drive, so I asked Maria to drive. She drove very well. Suddenly, I saw a police car following us. We stopped and a bored policeman came over. I tried to tell him the whole story, but he didn?t believe me. I began to cry, so I closed my eyes. When I opened them, I was in the street, next to my mum.
That day taught me that it is really hard to control everything around you without a break and it?s better to be a child. And by the way, I?ll tell my mum not to drink coffee anymore, because it?s disgusting and it is not good for her stomach.
Acest eseu este castigatorul mentiunii in cadrul 2012 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 11-14 ani. Premiul a constat intr-un MP 3 PLAYER de la Vitastal Consulting, voucher de reducere in valoare de 250 RON pentru un curs de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, carti de la Fischer International si de la Carturesti. O felicitam pe Maria pentru eseul ei care s-a evidentiat din alte mii de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!