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January 27, 2016 | Fiction

Melissa at the Mall

Marisela Navarro

Melissa at the Mall photo

One day Melissa was putting on lipstick at the mall. Her hand slipped and she painted her face, but she didn’t know it and all the people at the mall started laughing at her.

One day Melissa was walking in the mall. There was a boy skating, and his skate fell off in the middle of the floor. Melissa’s foot slipped into the skate and she started skating all over the mall.

One day Melissa was trying on a shoe at the mall, and it was so tight her toe made a hole and the lady at the store said she had to buy it.

One day there was a juggler at the mall and one of his balls fell on the floor. Melissa got in the way and the juggler thought Melissa was the ball and he started juggling Melissa with the other balls.

One day Melissa was walking in the mall and there was a girl coming toward her. When the girl walked by she made a wind so hard it blew Melissa out of the mall.

One day Melissa was at a store in the mall that had sample cream on display. She put cream on her legs and she put on so much that someone said, “What is your name?”

One day Melissa was at the mall and she watched a girl throw a penny into a fountain. Then the girl looked at Melissa and walked away.

One day Melissa was running through the mall because it was closing and she ran into a man who had a fake beard and she pulled it off.

One day Melissa was at the mall and she did a big peito. It smelled so bad the mall had to be evacuated. Three people threw up.

One day Melissa and her mom were in the parking lot of the mall when a man started dancing in front of them and said, “Hi!” And then a bird flew on his head.

One day Melissa was at the mall and a woman handed her a card sprayed with sample perfume. The perfume smelled so bad that Melissa made a face and stuck her tongue out, but the woman misunderstood and sprayed perfume on Melissa’s tongue.

One day Melissa was at the mall and she saw a girl who looked just like her. She went up to the girl and said, “Is your name Melissa?” and the girl said, “Yes, is your name Melissa?” and Melissa said, “Yes.”

One day Melissa was at the mall and a van was parked inside for a raffle. The van was the same color, make, and model as Melissa’s mom’s car, so Melissa got in the passenger seat and laid on the horn.

One day Melissa was at the mall and a fashion show was underway. Melissa didn’t know and walked out on the runway. Everyone started taking her picture and then people wanted mint green shorts but no one at the mall was selling them, so people lost faith in the mall and the mall went out of business.

One day Melissa was at the mall when she heard some other kids say a celebrity was there, and she walked for so long looking for the celebrity that she broke the world record for longest time spent in the mall and they hung a portrait of Melissa near the mall’s south entrance.

One day Melissa was at the mall returning a shirt that didn’t fit her, but the lady at the store wouldn’t accept the return, and when Melissa asked why, the lady said because the shirt wasn’t from that store.

One day Melissa and her mom were at the mall and they walked by a puppy sleeping in a pet store window. Melissa asked her mom if they could buy the puppy and her mom said yes, but when they asked about the puppy inside the store, the people said the puppy wasn’t for sale.

One day Melissa was walking at the mall and a boy came up to her and said, “Billy Balloon’s party is at 8:00 tonight.” And then the boy flew away.

One day Melissa was crying at the mall and she cried so hard she flooded the food court. Some of the shoppers bought bathing suits and went swimming in the pool of tears. Others cried too and made a deep end.

image: Carabella Sands


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