The Skinny Skink

In the backyard is the wooden cubby. As I was cleaning it, in the dirt I found a lizard. it looked dry hiding under the waterslide. As I lifted up the waterslide, it made a run for it and it tried to climb the ledge to escape to the grass.

“Caity!” I called for my friend.

Together we tried to catch the skinny skink. I grabbed the plastic stilt and trapped the lizard underneath. Caity was still looking for the lizard.

“But where did it go?” she shouted.

“I’ve got it!” I shouted. I felt as proud as the day I had finished my most beautiful artwork.

One thought on “The Skinny Skink

  1. Hello Caitlin,

    My apologies for a late comment.
    Your story layout, punctuation and use of speech demonstrates your growing abilities as writer. Well done.
    Being a person who likes to photograph animals I find when hiking, I found your story not only made good use of the prompt but reminded me of the times I have tried to photograph a lizard more interested in escaping than posing for a photo.

    Keep writing and sharing your creative ideas.

    Ross Mannell (Team 100WC)
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

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