Guest Writer, SADIE H., age 8

This is a story written by my third grade friend and neighbor , Sadie H.

The Creepy Eyeball

Characters: Sadie, aka “Starlight”

Rae, aka “Moon”

Once there was Moon and Starlight. Strarlight drew an all-seeing eye on Moon’s whiteboard. They didn’t know that it would come to life. One day, they were looking at the whiteboard, and the eye was no longer there. They looked all over Moon’s house for the eyeball, and finally after much searching, they found the eyeball in Moon’s closet. THE EYEBALL WAS ALIVE!

The eyeball had become two feet from upper lid to bottom lid and three feet across from corner to corner. Moon wondered how it had traveled from the whiteboard to the closet. It had no legs. Starlight pointed out that it had probably rolled. They set up a video camera to see where it moved next. On the camera, they saw it go under Moon’s king-sized bed, so they knelt down and looked under the bed. It was gone!

Starlight said to Moon, “Where did it go?” Moon said, I don’t know–beats me!” Finally, they went to the kitchen and turned on the oven to make their lunch. It was then they saw the eyeball cooking in the oven! They decided to leave the eyeball in the oven to die.

Stay tuned to the next chapter…





Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

4 thoughts on “Guest Writer, SADIE H., age 8”

  1. This is very creepy, Sadie. It’s incredible what you can do with words. Yours have travelled across the Atlantic ocean to a very old city on the south coast of England and given me goosebumps.
    I did NOT expect the eyeball to end up in the oven of all places.
    I wonder what else Starlight will draw on Moon’s whiteboard and if that will come to life too and do extraordinary things.
    I hope Starlight and Moon have lots more adventures.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Ms. Bridget,
      I can’t believe a real author read my story! There will be another story about Starlight and Moon soon. Mrs. Rae has your book on how to write, and we are going to read parts of it together.


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