I am Kerly, and I am charmed by your story, A sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “A week ago my mom and I were sitting together, I was doing my homework, and my mom was selling clothes in front of the house. Mr Robert, an old friend of the family for a very long time, was passing by and he saw something that attracted him.…[Read more]
I am Kerly, and I read your story entitled “When I almost fell,” because I find it very interesting and very fun to read these types of stories since in that type of stories we can know a little about the writer’s fun life.
One sentence he wrote that stands out to me is: “Then we arrived at the abandoned house and my friend Ernesto…[Read more]
It was early in the morning, and my dad, my sister and I were walking down the stone streets of Troncal, a city center with very beautiful trees, clothing stores, restaurants, houses with balconies, and there
Your story is so amazing, I can’t believe how hard it would be to leave everything behind but you are proof that it is possible to succeed in a new place. I love how you could either read your story like normal or see it through the views of a comic. I bet it took a lot of time and it makes your story so multidimensional to a reader. I’d love to see more animations from you!
I am made of yellow and orange house On a quiet street in La Troncal, EcuadorLiving with my grandmother, my sister, my brother, and my momlistening to Sam Smith songsMy room is very big and colorful My dad a
Dear Allison: I am impressed with your poem “My Life in La Troncal, Ecuador,” because it expresses what you are made of very well. Reading about your life in Ecuador was very interesting to me.
One sentence that stands out to me is: “I am made of a girl playing on the large rocks next to the blue ocean.” I think this is excellent because it creates a picture in my mind of the setting you grew up in.
Another sentence that I enjoyed was: “I always wait for the 53rd street train R to arrive.” I think this is important because it brings another aspect to your poem.
Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I went on a vacation to California. The setting in your story reminded me of that in California. With the big blue ocean near the gigantic rocks, both places are similar in a way.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoyed this piece. Your descriptions were very compelling and I could imagine your thoughts.
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