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The Impossible Dream
作者 Author 插畫者 Illustrator
周卓翹 Bosco Chow Cheuk Kiu (13)
Quarry Bay School
字數 Word Count: 0(中) 522(Eng)
In a huge, three-storey mansion lived a rich man. His name was Liam John Jones. He had a very flat nose, glossy black hair and bright, twinkling, blue eyes. Liam’s biggest dream was to become the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
However, Liam had a rival. From an early age, he was always bullied by a mysterious boy named John Green. John had thick black hair and a weird smile. He also wanted to be the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Liam always loved walking through the park. He loved the scent of the blooming spring flowers mixed with the fresh, warm air of spring. That morning, he thought, was the time to achieve his long-time dream.
Liam went to city hall to become the next CE for Hong Kong. He campaigned hard and managed to advance to the finals! He was extremely happy! At the final stage, he was astonished to see that he was facing off against his old school bully … John Green!
As the days passed by, Liam and John had a terrible rivalry. One drizzly day, Liam and John crossed paths in a café. John looked sheepish. He offered Liam a bribe. “If you quit the election, I will give you $100,000.”
Liam was speechless. This was his lifelong dream.
“Liam, did you actually believe that you could compete against me? You’re better off quitting now before you embarrass yourself further,” said John.
After hearing these comments, Liam refused the bribe but began to doubt himself. He thought he was not good enough to be the CE of Hong Kong.
After a long, sleepless night, he sadly withdrew from the election. John’s comments had gotten into his head. As soon as he withdrew, the newspaper headlines went up.
“Liam’s Withdrawal 99% Confirmed,” one newspaper said.
“Liam No Longer in the Running,” said another.
Liam sank to the floor dejectedly. For the rest of the year, he watched as his rival rose to power while he sank lower into despair.
Just before the final election, Liam saw a video of a charity event. In it, John Green was making fun of people in need!
“I’ve had enough!” Liam thought angrily. He couldn’t leave Hong Kong to this monster! Liam decided he must return to the election. He was tired of pitying himself. He had to overcome his childhood bully and save the people of Hong Kong. Liam knew he was the better CE.
Liam called the office to announce his return. As the day of election approached, John looked smug and felt as if he was owed the CE role, but when he found out Liam was back, he was petrified!
The day of the election finally arrived and the people of Hong Kong were buzzing with excitement.
Everyone held their breath. John managed to get 820 votes while Liam got a ton of votes … 1150!
Liam couldn’t believe his eyes. He was crying tears of joy! Liam managed to achieve his lifelong dream! From that day on, Liam would never doubt himself again and learned that if you have determination and if you stand up for yourself, anyone can achieve their dreams.1 / 14