By Sophia S.

When my dog stares at me

I know something’s up.

When he growls

it’s like a bear

is there to eat me.

It gets louder

like a siren howling.

Soon my dog is joined

by my mom yelling.

Her scream fills the house.

My dog gets louder.

But then we go on a walk

and everything is fine

until the morning comes.

Sophia S. is a Level 1 student who learned how to sew in one day and is the master at rollerblading.

Publishing work by students at Alpha, a K-12 school in Austin, TX. Learn more at