My Son’s Story

January 14, 2009 at 11:28 am 1 comment


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I may not leave this up long-term because it could be easily re-used and I don’t want that.  But, my son wrote this report for a class project yesterday and it spoke to me.

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hi2

Indiana Rock

By: Boy Wonder

One day a volcano erupted. And out came…Igneous Indiana Rock!!

hi1”Burr!” Said Igneous Indiana Rock ”I feel like I’m cooling down at a rapid rate! I think I like this!”

But what Igneous Indiana Rock didn’t know was that the evil Rockinstian wanted to destroy him! Our hard-headed hero took off on his journey. Before long, he ran into trouble.

There stood hypnotized Olympic basketball players waiting to attack him!

“Dog pile!!!” shouted Michael Jordan.


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They started tearing bits and pieces off of him until he was a pile of sediment.

“Now we’ve got him!” yelled Kobe Bryant.

They didn’t know that while they were in a dog pile Igneous Indiana Rock was turning into Sedimentary Indiana Rock!

hi3 ”Wow!” all that squeezing turned me into Sedimentary Indiana Rock.

He liked being sedimentary even more than he liked being igneous.

He still knew that the evil Rockinstian was after him though! Eventually he reached the evil Rockinstian’s castle.

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“Uh…ok…really…uh…’scary.. yeah, that’s so cute it’s scary.” Sedimentary Indiana Rock stepped up to the “evil” castle of the evil Rockinstian there was a button that read “Welcome to the castle of the evil Rockinstian, please press the button.” Sedimentary Indiana Rock should’ve known not to press the button because it said in fine print: “Caution, do not under any circumstance press this button.” He pressed it anyway.

When he pressed the button, he fell down, down, down into what he thought to be a dark room where huge bags of potatoes were dropped onto him putting extreme pressure on him. Then there was light, he knew he wasn’t in a dark room; he was in a giant oven! He was in there for who knows how long before he was pulled out as…Metamorphic Indiana Rock!

hi2 Metamorphic Indiana Rock kicked the evil Rockinstian’s tail and left.

The End

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I haven’t asked his permission to publish it, and it hasn’t been graded yet.  (If a teacher finds it on the web…this is probably his, so check with Mom before he gets in trouble for plagiarizing.) In fact, here’s his picture, just in case!

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Son, your story spoke to me.  I hope you someday understand this is how God works in our lives, too…and that in the end, we overcome just as Indiana Rock did, even through all the danger, stresses, and changes.  We overcome…through it all.  I loved this story!

–Mom


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  • 1. bellissimanh  |  January 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    How often I’ve felt the heat of that oven… I pray with you that ********* will come to understand that this is how God works in our lives as well. Gee.. wonder where he gets his creativity? 🙂

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