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Pop of Color
作者 Author 插畫者 Illustrator
- Ana Artese Baker (12)
Hong Kong International School
字數 Word Count: 0(中) 537(Eng)
One night, in a faraway land, a canvas names Canvas lay on his bed sadly staring out the window. The moon's glow shone onto him. You see, Canvas lived in a land where everything was gloomy, all black and white. So he decided to move to the land of colors
The next day, he got onto the bus. The ride was quite long, but once he got there, everything was so bright and colorful. He fell in love with the place and got a small house. He went for a walk to get to know the colorful, happy city.
On his walk, he found one black house among all the colorful ones. He came closer to take a look, but then water sprayed from inside and got Canvas drenched. A grumpy Eraser stepped out. "Read the sign you blockhead!" He walked inside and slammed the door behind him.
Canvas continued his walk. He heard people whispering and pointing. He felt terrible. Then a group of five crayons walked by. They smiled and said, "Hey, you look down. Would you like a pop of color?" Canvas was startled at first, but wanted to be happy so he agreed.
Blue was first. He made a bright neon blue sky. "The sky represents new possibilities, faith and leadership." Canvas felt a little happier than he did before. A small grin came to his face.
Yellow wanted to go next. He stepped up to Canvas, looked at him and started to make magic. He made a beautiful big, bright, neon yellow sun. All of a sudden, Canvas felt a slight tingle of warmth up his spine. He gasped in amazement.
Green shyly walked up. He hesitated for a while, probably thinking it would be awkward to draw on someone's body. But finally, after a few seconds of hesitation, he drew a field of bright neon green grass. "Freedom and fun," he whispered.
Blacked stepped up, and Canvas stepped back. "How is black going to make me happy?" "Everyone thinks black represents unhappiness, but only if everything is black. Same thing with all of us. If everything was yellow, then we would be sad as well." Red said. Black drew three stick people.
Last but not least, Red drew a big bright heart in all three of the stick people's chests. "This represents love. All five of these things - new possibilities, warmth, freedom, friendship and love - make HAPPINESS."
The next day, Canvas walked down the street. He felt very happy that he was finally fitting in. Eraser looked out his window and walked up. "Wow, you're looking nice! Can I take a closer look?" Canvas nodded. But Eraser stepped up and oh no! erased all of Canvas's drawings.
Canvas needed to make a decision to either go back to the gloomy city, be sad but fit in or stay in the colorful city and not fit in. But then he realised...
Canvas is still happy even without the colors on him! So Canvas went back to the gloomy world to tell all of the gloomy people his story. And that is why the world now and forever will all be happy. All you need to do is believe in yourself.1 / 13