Fridge Flash: Timemasheen

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Fridge Flash by 7-year-old Zo was written on wide paper, three pages’ worth, so his mom couldn’t capture it all with a photo. Here’s the story in its original “invented spelling,” along with mom’s translation below.

One day when I woke up I saw a timemasheen! I called Asher and Ethan. We all got in the timemasheen it was at the Ice Age. When we opened the door we saw a mamith. We ran through a blizzard thena asaber-tooth tiger jumped down at us. We ran we looked back at the saber-tooth and the mamith. They were fiteing. The saber-tooth kild the mamith. We ran and ran the saber-tooth was after us. But the saber-tooth stopped but why? Because a pack of mamith’s was comeing. They squoosht the timemasheen we cood not get back. The mamith’s all moste squoosht us but they didn’t. wen the mamith’s left we tride to fix it but needed a sab-tooth’s tooth and a mamith’s tusc but then a sab-tooth jumped down at us! From the timemisheen it was alive! It atackt Ethan. Wal it was eating we kild it. We cut out the tooth now we hat to do sumthing hard. We was looking we foownd one but it was not ded so we just left it alone. We have bin srchin yet we finale foond a ded mamith we tooks it’s tusc. We went back to the timemisheen we went back to me time, it was all one owr.

Zo's friend after being killed by a saber-tooth tiger.
Zo’s friend after being killed by a saber-tooth tiger.

Translation:
One day when I woke up I saw a time machine! I called Asher and Ethan. We all got in the time machine. It was at the Ice Age. When we opened the door we saw a mammoth. We ran through a blizzard then a saber-tooth tiger jumped down at us. We ran. We looked back at the saber-tooth and the mammoth. They were fighting. The saber-tooth killed the mammoth. We ran and ran. The saber-tooth was after us. But the saber-tooth stopped, but why? Because a pack of mammoths was coming. They squooshed the time machine. We could not get back. The mammoths almost squooshed us, but they didn’t. When the mammoths left we tried to fix it but needed a saber-tooth’s tooth and a mammoth’s tusk, but then a saber-tooth jumped down at us! From the time machine it was alive! It attacked Ethan. While it was eating, we killed it. We cut out the tooth. Now we had to do something hard. We were looking we found one but it was not dead so we just left it alone. We have been searching yet we finally found a dead mammoth. We took its tusk. We went back to the time machine. We went back to my time. It was all one hour.

Chauna_Craig-Zo_Author_PhotoZo Farrington is seven years old. He loves Pokemon, soccer, telling jokes, and finding imaginative ways to get rid of his friends and nine-year-old brother in his short fiction.

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