We vacationed at my friends' flat in San Francisco last week. Strange things happen in the Castro, that is internationally known. However, the kids and I were not prepared for the events that occurred early one morning. I'll let Emi tell the story first.
"Hawk Atak" by Emi
This is a non-fichin story.
When I was at my ukol's howse a hawk browk thar window.
We rusht to the whindw and, guess what
Thair it was.
Mom trid to
take a picher
but it follaway.
Can it get any clearer than that??? Well, let's see what Isaac has to say:
"Unbelievable Hawk Story" by Isaac
This is about a hawk who unexpectedly smashed through my uncles' window. I know, it sounds fantasy-like, but it happened!
It was a Tuesday morning when me and my family were on vacation and we were staying in my uncle Chris and Jim's apartment in San Francisco. I was reading in the living room with my parents when there was an ear-piercing shatter of glass, followed by the ruffle of shaking feathers. We rushed to the garage [editor's note: it was actually the mud room] to see what in the world was happening.
There was the hawk, tapping at the windows for a way out. Mom almost took a picture, but it flew away.
I told my 2 uncles, one after the other, to check it out. They both said the same thing: "OMG!"
I do hope you believe me. If not, I don't care. If you have dreams about hawks smashing windows, please don't blame me.
So, there you have it. A small grey hawk crashed through my friends' window, gathered its bearings for a few seconds, then flew back out. I'm glad all four of us saw it happen, or else I would have thought I was hallucinating.