Trouble at the Creek

“Trouble at the Creek,” Friend, April 2021

Trouble at the Creek

The author lives in Colorado, USA.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/04 Apr

Hey, Mom, may I go play with Andy?

Yes. But promise you’ll stay out of the creek! It’s not safe after that big storm.

OK. I promise.

Let’s go to the creek!

All right … but I can’t get in the water.

Look how fast the water’s going!

Hey! We could use that as a bridge!

I dare you to go first!

That wouldn’t really be getting into the water …

Whoa! I’m stuck!

Andy, I’m scared! Get help!

Don’t move, Brian! Mr. Bowers is coming for you!

I’m sorry!

I’m so glad you’re all right!

Thank you so much.

You’re welcome. I’m just glad he’s OK.

I’m really sorry I broke my promise.

You could’ve gotten hurt! But I love you, and I’m glad you’re safe.

From now on, I’ll try to keep all my promises!

Promise?

Promise.

Illustrations by Stephen Gilpin