"A Wonderful Dream" was the essay topic, and my second grader wrote a rather scary story about a witch who forced him to eat four flavours of ice cream- chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch and mango. He didn't quite want to eat the ice cream, but did, because she threatened to turn him into an ice cream cone if he didn't.
It was a fantastic story, but not quite what was required. "Is that a Wonderful Dream, or a Scary one?", I asked.
He thought about it, then wrote an essay about a day spent in the park.
Did I kill creativity?
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.