Charlie and I were sitting in the living room watching TV when we heard a knock on the door.
"I'll get it!" I said as I went to the door.
"It's from Grandma!" I shouted as I came back in with a large package.
We both excitedly crowded around the table.
Charlie opened the package and pulled out a note that read:
I hope you enjoy it!
"Wait," I said, "But it's neither of our birthdays!"
"That's what I was going to say! But which one of us will get the present?" Charlie asked.
"Rock, paper, scissors?" I suggested.
"I suppose so." Charlie answered.
"Yes! I win!" I shouted after rock beat scissors.
"Oh," Charlie sighed, " Good job. I'm going to keep watching TV."
I reached into the box.
I didn't have to reach far till I grabbed it and pulled it out of the box.
"What?" I said in confusion as I pulled out a book.
"Wreck this journal?" I read aloud.
I turned to the first page which also said wreck this journal and had a space for your name.
The next page said:
"Directions For Using This Book
#1. Follow all the directions.
"Well better follow the first direction." I said as I went outside.
"Here I go." I said as I stood outside on the lawn holding the book.
I lifted it over my head and threw it across the lawn.
"Ha!" I laughed "that'll leave a mark!"
But as I looked it over I was disappointed.
There wasn't a scratch on it!
"Hmm. I guess I'll have to get creative."
The book landed with a thud in the grass.
"Let's see you survive that!" I shouted from my perch in the tree above.
But once again I was surprised to find not a scratch.
"There!" I said patting the dirt I had packed on top of the journal.
Once I had uncovered it I picked it up and the dirt slid right off.
"Ugh!" I groaned.
Later That Evening...
"I think this book is invincible." I groaned as I slumped against the bed. "I mean why would the first instructions be to 'wreck the journal' if it's impossible?! I've been trying all day! I give up!"
"Taryn! Taryn! You are not going to believe what i found- Wait, what are you doing?" Charlie said carrying the package we received earlier.
"I can't do it." I said plainly.
Charlie, seeing the book, said "Is that my present from Grandma?"
"No," I said, " I won rock, paper, scissors!"
"Oh! That's what I was just going to tell you!" Charlie said, handing me a note that read:
I sent the book for Charlie and I didn't know what Taryn wanted so I sent her money.
"Wait," I said, "you mean this isn't my book?"
"Yes! Did you start it already?" Charlie asked.
"Yeah. Sorry." I answered.
Charlie picked up the book and looked through.
"I thought you said you started." Charlie said.
"I did." I answered standing up.
"But you haven't done any of the pages." Charlie pointed out.
"What pages?" I asked in confusion.
Then Charlie explained how a 'Wreck This Journal' is supposed to work.
"You mean I didn't need to through it of that bridge?!?!" I shouted in outrage.
"What?" Charlie asked. She was about to say more but I cut her off.
"Never mind. I'm going to bed."
So, what did you think of this story?
Do you have a 'Wreck This Journal/ Do you enjoy yours?