October was only two weeks away, which meant the single most important thing to me. Gooch’s Annual Fundraising Carnival was approaching. Every single year, for as long as I can remember, I was only allowed to work in the refreshment booth. My main duties were to serve drinks and clean, which I hated. This year was going to be different because I was finally a sixth grader now, which meant that I had eligibility to choose my own booth. My dream would finally come true.
The two weeks slowly drifted by; this only built even more excitement in me. Everyone was talking about the carnival, especially my sixth grade class, and especially that Audrey Harper. The reason I single her out is because not only is she the most evil girl in my class, she also wants my booth. My beloved face painting booth was in jeopardy of being managed by a monster. The day before the signup sheet, Janean, my best friend, and I, decided to get to school early to make sure that she got the cake walk booth, and I the face painting booth. The next day, my alarm didn’t go off and I missed the bus. This meant that I was going to be late a whole ten minutes from my usual schedule. Once I arrived to school, I located Janean and dashed over to the cafeteria to the signup sheet. The line was long, and I was nervous. We must have been in line for ten minutes before Janean broke the ice.
“This line is so long, good thing I signed up early” she said. I glared at her for not waking me up this morning.
“Did you check to see if the face painting contest was taken?” I asked. This was the question I was dreading to ask her. Before she could answer we were up next. I immediately started skimming the three pages of the sign up sheet for the face painting booth, but it was too late. It was taken by none other than that Audrey Harper. My heart sank and my knees felt like Jello. I realized that there were only three other booths available; recycle center, dunk tank and the refreshment center....