Illustrated by: J.D. & Abby K.
Written by: Alex
I like going to my aunt’s house but this day was not so good.
I was running past the trees on the gravel while racing my big brother and sister. All I could hear was my brother and sister telling me to hurry up. When we finally got there, my aunt was serving tacos. Some things I noticed when I was there was the happy feeling, laughing, there was a dog barking. When I took a look back at the dog I heard a chain snap. In a split second, pain jolted to my knee. I realized I was being bitten by a dog. Soon my uncle got the dog off me quick, and they put something on me to stop the bleeding, and that’s all I remember.
This story originally appeared in Facing Childhood and Adolescence in Iowa’s Cedar Valley, a publication of The Facing Project that was organized by the University of Northern Iowa in Waterloo, Iowa.