By: Taneisha B
Missouri, Grade: 6
When I came down for breakfast this morning,Uncle Tim was gone.
"He's gone to meet a business friend," Aunt June said.
"...It'd be great if his friends gave him a job,right?" I said.
"It would," she smiled-but it wasn't her real one.
I felt restless and jumpy.I wasn't really hungry and wanted to be alone.(but i ate anyway due to Aunt June's scolding)So after breakfast I went out and hid under the back porch.But it wasn't long before Jeni,my friend,came crawling in.
"How do you always find me?" I asked.
"Easy." Jeni shrugged,"I think of where i would be and your there."
"Okay,well Uncle Tim losted his job."
"Oh..." Jeni said softly,"Too bad.I'm sorry."
"Here," I handed her my diary,"These are ways,I can help save some money."
Jeni read the list,"It's...good."her voice sounded doubtful.
I sighed,"I've just never given money much thought before.
"I know,me neither." Jeni said.
"Without Uncle Tim's job," I said to Jeni,"No money will come in!What will we do then?"
"I've read books about people with no money." said Jeni,trying to sound helpful.
"Me too.But they lived in Olden times and forests where they could get things.We live in modern times in Cincinnati."
Jeni scratched her head," We're just going to have to hope that your Uncle finds a job."
"Yeah," I said,"Maybe today?" I looked at Jeni," What a great title that would be for our newspaper,Jeni!"
"But...that's only if he DOSE find a job."