Interpretive Essay 2012 Honorable Mention

Aiyana Arnobit
Grade 5
Sacred Hearts Academy

Heathcliff’s Journal

March 21, 2010 Location: Bedroom - Today was terrible! A terrible day, especially during school hours the bullies gave me a wedgie. During a N.E.R.D.S mission, my “colleagues” told me I did nothing, and I should be not even there. They even forgot that it was my birthday. Anyway, there was a new member today--Jackson Jones, and he was a bully. He thinks he can join just because he has braces. Well, they’re going to feel my wrath. From today and now on, I shall be known as the evil person (or something else) Simon. I will swear to this oath: Anyone who stands in my way will feel my vengeance. I shall work alone, but if I have a partner I will betray them in the end. I’ll leave my colleagues in their time need.

Now I am a full fledged bad guy. Well, not yet. I’ll need a mask. Wait, I can just knit one. Now someone to betray like I said in line seven through eight. I’ll check Google. I found one! Dr. Jigsaw. He’s perfect! Oh and how convenient is this. He needs a partner! I’ll call him. (Dialing his phone number)

Dr. Jigsaw: Hello who is this?
Simon: This is Simon. I would like to be your partner.
Dr. Jigsaw: Fantastic! Now tell me what you are doing. In job terms.
Simon: I go to school, and I am currently part of N.E.R.D.S.
Dr. Jigsaw: If you’re part of N.E.R.D.S, then why are you joining me, an evil villain?
Simon: Well, I just declared myself evil a couple minutes ago. Also, I feel left out.
Dr. Jigsaw: Okay. You got the job!
Simon: Thanks, partner. Wait. Do you have a certificate that certifies that I am evil?
Dr. Jigsaw: We don’t do that anymore because people keep losing them. We’ll keep in touch.
Simon: How?
Dr. Jigsaw: You’ll know it when you see it. Bye.

Sounds like a good guy who is evil. Now to knit my mask. (One hour later.) Finally, I did it and it has a cute little hole for my teeth and it has one hole for my eyes to see. I’ll see if it fits my head. It fits! It’s already dinner time. (Thirty minutes later.) That was a good chicken. Now what to do. Look! A hologram from Dr. Jigsaw.

Dr. Jigsaw’s hologram: Simon. We have information that there is a laser, a very powerful one. I can’t tell you all the details yet since I don’t know everything about this particular laser. All I can tell you is that I’m in the North Pole. Tell the N.E.R.D.S. group that Dr. Jigsaw is planning something that could put this whole world into danger. Are we clear?
Simon: Wait! Let me write it down...... Now we’re clear.
Dr. Jigsaw’s hologram: Do you accept your job?
Simon: Yes. I do.

Now I know what to do tomorrow. I need to tell my ex-friends what Dr. Jigsaw said in order to lure them to him. I just realized that. He is good at being evil.

If anyone wants to know my story they can find my journal. Know that I am a full fledged villain named Simon. I started this entry as Heathcliff and ended as Simon. Started good. Ended evil. You know what I mean. This is my last entry of Heathcliff and the new dawn of Simon.