A. Moslehi, 6th - Sterling, VA
Milly, Milly, and Milly all lived in a humble little cottage in the woods. Their mother was named Mrs. Milly. Once, the Millies walked out of the cottage into the woods, because they wanted to talk with the cute birdies. There was a beautiful pumpkin patch there. The birdies made small talk, and then they eventually told the Millies to bring a pumpkin home and eat it for dinner on Halloween. Milly plucked a pumpkin, Milly brought it home, and Milly hid it from Mrs. Milly until it was Halloween. Then they brought it out and showed it to Mrs. Milly. Mrs. Milly took the pumpkin and tried to slice it. The pumpkin started glowing! She lowered the knife and it grew even brighter. Then it exploded!
A floating scarecrow with a pumpkin head appeared! They got three wishes. Milly wished to be rich, Milly wished to be famous, and Milly wished to have enough of everything to be able to survive in hard times. Everyone apart from Milly said, “What? Why don’t you wish for something better?” But Milly responded, “It is good enough for me. I don’t need anything more.” Then the scarecrow chimed in, “You Millies will have to pay a price for this. Beware!” It disappeared. A day later, a drought hit the land. The Milly who wished to be rich couldn’t do anything. The Milly who wished to be famous couldn’t do anything. Mrs. Milly couldn’t do anything. They had to move out. But the Milly who wished to have enough water, enough heat, enough space, enough shelter, just enough, could stay in the humble little cottage in the woods.
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