The Lost Smile

Once upon a time there lived a 12 year old boy called Matthew. He had brown curly hair that never went straight, soft hazel eyes and a kind face, but he was unfortunately lacking in height, so when Matthew went to school he would get mocked by all of the other kids. 

One day after school, Matthew was extremely sad. The school bully Alex had said he was no bigger than a blade of grass, Matthew was always getting insulted like this but this time he just cracked. He fled from the school grounds running faster than a helicopter.Once safely out of sight of the school he began to walk down the footpath towards his house. Suddenly it sprang on him, he had lost his smile. You may think losing your smile isn’t a big deal, well you’re wrong.  Losing your smile can be very dangerous.  You could lose it for weeks, months, even years and in the worst cases forever.

Later that night Matthew was getting scared.  His smile had gone missing before but had come back after an hour or so, his smile had been gone for about 3 to 4 hours now.  He decided to go to sleep and hope for the best.

Next morning when Matthew was walking to school he still had no luck with finding his smile. As he trudged along he passed a little girl in pigtails and a dress.  She saw how glum he looked and asked “Why do you look so glum?”
“I have lost my smile and I can’t find it,” answered Matthew in despair.
“I know where your smile is.”
“Right here,” said the little girl as she gave him the biggest, brightest smile in the whole world.

by Bridget

12 Responses

  1. This is a lovely story. And maybe the message is … make an effort to smile at others , it may be much more important than you think.

  2. Hello Bridget my name is Icis and i attend Melville Intermediate in Hamilton New Zealand.
    I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions on the narritive story you wrote.
    How did you feel writting this story?
    Is this story true (has it ever happened around you or to you)?
    Why did you choose to write on this topic?

  3. Hi my name is Brent and I really liked your story. It is really great and you had some good parts in the storiy. I got 3 questions for you.
    Did he gets his smile back?
    Did all of the kids in the school mock him or did some of them mock him?
    How long did he loose his smile?
    New Zealand, Hamilton, Melville Intermediate, Room5 Brent.

  4. Hi my names Ryan and I am from Melville intermediate and i have a few questions for you. Have you lost your smile before? Did he get his smile back? Why didn’t any one help him?

  5. Hello my name is Douglas from Melville Intermediate and i will like to ask you 3 questions.
    1. Did he get his smile back?
    2. Have you lost your smile before?
    3. Did the girl make Matthew smile?

  6. Hi Bridget my name is Nathan I really enjoyed reading your story it was very cool I have some question I would like to ask
    1. What inspired you to write the story?
    2. Have you ever lost your smile?
    3. Are you going to write another story like this
    thank you.

  7. Hi I am Levi and I think your story is great.I think it could use more writting but over all it is a great piece of writting.
    From Levi from Melville Intermediate in Hamilton.

  8. Hi Bridget my name is Asinate and I go to Melville Intermediate. I think your story was great. Ialso have some questions to ask.
    Q1: Did the bully laugh at him when he was running?
    Q2: Did Matthew smile at all?
    Q3: Why is it dangerous to loose your smile?
    Thank You!!!

  9. hi bridget my name is deighton and I go to melville intermediate I like your story it was great I have a few questions
    1.why did you write it was it work or free time stuff? long did it take to write?
    3.did matthew smile back?

  10. Hello Briget my name is damien and i think that pices of righting is awsome and i think you are a true writer.

  11. Hello my name is Jay and I go to Melville Intermediate School and I have a few questions to ask you.
    1.Have you ever lost your smile?
    2.Did all of the kids in the school mock him or did some of them mock him?
    How long did he loose his smile?
    3. Why didn’t any one help him?

  12. Hi I really like your work; I especially love the title and I will magpie it for my writing!!!

    I was wondering if you could visit my blog I will leave the link below

    p.s Feel free to nose around a bit.

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