Sometimes in late afternoon may father would take me and abbey out fishing. Even if the snappers weren’t biting, we’d stay until sunset, hoping to see the green flash on the horizon. Pg. 25
Write a 2 paragraph essay about something you have done with your family.
In July the days get long and stream together. I try not to look at the calendar
because I don’t want to think about time passing. August comes way too soon and that’s when school starts in Florida. Pg 26
Write a 2 paragraph essay about your feelings before school starts.
Summer mornings are mostly sunny and still, though by midafternoon huge boiling thunderheads start to build over the everglades, and the weather can get
interesting in a hurry. I’ve always liked watching the sky drop down like a
foamy purple curtain when a summer storm rumbles across Florida Bay. Pg.
Write a 2 paragraph essay about a time when you ran into rough weather.
The last time I’d seen Snake Creek, some woman in an army jacket had made a campsite high on the bank, under the concrete braces. She’d even started a small fire, burning the wood slates from a broken stone crab trap. I gave her a nice mangrove snapper that I caught and she had it cleaned and cooking over the flames in five minutes flat. She said it was the best meal she had eaten in
years. Pg. 35
Write a 2 paragraph essay about doing something kind for someone else.