Sara and Max
“Sara and Max” is one of the outstanding stories of the first biannual International Short Story Contest 2018 written by Shraddha Bhattiprolu, JSS International School, Dubai, UAE.
Sara and Max
Once upon a time there was a girl named Sara. She was nine years old. She lived with her parents in Oklahoma and she had a younger brother named Max. He was a naughty boy and he always liked to trouble people and play pranks, especially her sister Sara.
One-day Sara and her friends were going to their school which was about a few blocks away from their home. They reached school and were going to the classroom. Max, who also studied in the same school spotted Sara and her friends and decided to pull a prank on Sara and her friends.
He kept a pail of cold water on the door of his Sister’s classroom so that when Sara or her friends open the door, the water from the pail will fall on them and they will be drenched and he will have a good laugh about it.
Noticing his sister Sara coming towards the door, Max quickly tried to hurry and get away from the door but he slipped and fell on the door and bumped his head knocking him of. The cold water also fell on him as the door moved.
He was bruised and was not getting up. Sara rushed to his side and immediately took him to the school clinic with the help of the staff who were nearby, where he was attended upon by the school nurse. Sara loved her brother and was crying very much. Then her parents came to take them home.
Max got sick because of the bruise and the cold water which fell on his head. Sara took utmost care of Max and he felt better. Also, he noticed the care and love of his sister. He was ashamed of himself and apologized to Sara and promised never to pull pranks on anyone.