Mally The Magnet

Julia Haney

Mally The Magnet

"Recess!" Mrs. Collins announced. Stir-crazy children ran out of the class room as the tired teacher followed them. Mally blinked at the empty, quiet filled room. "Psst!" Marlee whispered. Marlee was a magnet just like Mally. Marlee slid across the whiteboard. Marlee looked very pretty today. She wore glitter edge to edge, with her stickers shining beautifully. Mally, on the other hand, looked very unoriginal. She was just a plain black magnet. Marlee talked and talked about how unflattering she thought blank magnets are, and more about her new boyfriend, the red expo marker. Mally blankly listening to her.


The next day, Mally showed up with at least three pounds of glitter, streamers hanging from her, and loads of stickers. Mally wasn't comfortable at all! But, Marlee acted so differently. Marlee wasn't rude at all. She kept going on and on about how wonderful Mally looked with all that glitter, when the truth is, Mally felt so heavy she couldn't hold onto the board. Mrs. Collins walked in, erasing her board. She was rearranging her magnets when she noticed her plain magnet, which she loved dearly, was completely covered in a huge amount of glitter, stickers, and streamers. Mrs. Collins grabbed Mally and took her to the bathroom, where she distinguished Mally's decorations. Mrs. Collins dried off Mally and put her back on the board. "Original is always better." Mrs. Collins whispered to herself.

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