Hey, Knight. Here is my entry into your contest. Sorry it is short. I think I may make this longer sometime and post it as a longer chapter book on KidzTAlk. I hope that it is okay to enter something I may use for something else on KidzTalk.
I remember it like it was yesterday…
I had sat bolt upright. My head had been resting on my desk in my bedroom. What was that noise? I bet it was just my neighbor's cat, I thought. But, I got up to check anyway. I looked out my window and was surprised to see the sun. Had I really been asleep all night? It seemed like just minutes ago that I sat down to write my paper.
I’d been told that I had to do a paper over the summer on a subject of choice. I had just been procrastinating. It was August 18, and I was to start school on September 1st. I had chosen to do mine on the Royal Family.
I didn’t see anything out my window out of the ordinary. So, I decided to get dressed and get some breakfast and then, get back to work.
Yes. I can remember everything. How could I forget? At the start of the day, I didn’t know how important this day would be. Looking back, it is hard to remember just one thing. The feeling and thoughts of myself, when I was clueless. It is like trying to remember your thoughts of a book before you read a twist.
Little did I know that that day was going to be one of the best of my whole life. And, I have had a lot happen in my life.
When I got to the kitchen, I got myself an apple. I intended to just bring t back to my room, but something made me want to go to the door. I opened the door and saw something on the door mat. It was a letter. It was addressed to me.
Little did I know as I opened it that it would change my life forever.
I opened the letter and read it. It said,
Dear Miss T. Dartwood,
We are proud to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a first year student. As you may have guessed you are a witch. You will learn everything you need to know at Hogwarts. You can go to Diagon Alley in London to get all of your school materials.
Your school list is enclosed along with instructions to Diagon Alley and Platform Nine and Three Quarters where you will be expected on September 1 at 11 o-clock to board the Hogwarts Express. Also, enclosed is your train ticket.
Please send us your word by owl that you will be attending and if you have any questions.
Professor Minerva McGongall
When I first read the letter, I had thought it was a prank. Eventually, I came to believe it.
Over the next weeks, I went to Diagon Alley and got my school things. I followed all the instructions. I learned more and more about this world, I didn't know I was part of. In Diagon Alley, people explained to me that I was Muggleborn and hadn’t known. I still couldn't believe this was really happening, but I knew it was.