By Rumi M.

Day One

May 13th

I am eating a salad, it tastes like avocado. I hear my brother talking. Another day of isolation. Journal writing is not my favorite. I like storytelling. The house is too quiet. The Thunderbirds will fly by around 3:00 PM today. I guess I will step out to take a look.

Day Two

May 15th

I am watching my brother. He is writing a letter to my grandmother. I will also write a letter to her.

And later I will play Animal Crossing and other games. Also I will watch a movie tonight. I finished my schoolwork early so I can play video games.

Day Three

May 19th

Have you ever had one of those nights where you think you slept like a baby and you wake up and you are exhausted! That is today. I am being forced to write this sentence right now. And I usually play Animal Crossing at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays. I get a whole 30 minutes of time on Tuesdays which I look forward to every Tuesday morning. But because I am going to have a play date with Karl Henry at 4:00 I have to wait until then. It is taking forever and like I said I am really tired. I just ate an apple. Now I feel revived and can not wait for my friend and I to get on the most incredible game ever!

Rumi M. is a Level 1 student who is a 10 year old Animal Crossing enthusiast living in isolation for more than 70 days.

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