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A Runaway Girl Hiu Ching Lo,Tsz Yau Lau

A Runaway Girl
Imagine. Create. Share.
Since 2008, the Kids4Kids My Story Creation annual story writing and illustration competition has provided primary students across Hong Kong with a creative platform that enables the budding writers and artists to imagine, create and share their stories.
This story was written and illustrated by kid(s) who participated in the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation competition'. We hope to celebrate all the kids who used their creativity and imagination to create a story by giving them an opportunity to custom print their story, and be able to share and inspire other kids to create their own story.
Proceeds from the sale of this custom print story will help fund the Literacy Development Programmes at Kids4Kids to provide creative learning opportunities to low resourced communities in Hong Kong. By buying a Kids4Kids custom print story, you are not only applauding the future artists & authors of Hong Kong but you are also making a difference in a child’s life!

At recess, Mandy, Moon and I were in the classroom. We talked about the examination results. Some were satisfied. Some were disappointed. I said, ‘I got 46 in my English examination. I don't want to go home because my mother will be very angry and disappointed.'

I went home after school. I told my mum about my exam result and said sorry to her. However, my mum was swollen with rage and said, ‘I can't believe I have a daughter like you. All of my friends' daughters are very smart.' I was deeply hurt and angry.

At that moment, I really wanted to become a grown-up so that I did not need to sit for examinations anymore. I went into my bedroom and played with my I-Pad. Soon, my mother came in and said, ‘You need to study hard or you will not be my daughter anymore.'

I could not stand her. I packed some of my clothes when my mum went to bed. I left home sadly with tears when she fell asleep. Some of myold happy memories with my mum kept playing in my head. However, I could not forget the scene of her scolding me.

After struggling, I decided to leave. It was midnight. Only few people wandered in the streets. I felt hungry when I walked past a pizza shop. My stomach was rumbling but I did not have any money.

Suddenly, a teenager with purple and red hair walked up to me. He said, ‘Come to my home and I can treat you for dinner.' I rejected him but he did not let me go. He slapped my face. I ran away.

Fortunately, I ran into a policeman. I asked him for help. The policeman brought the teenager to the police station. I left the police station after the interview by the police.

I wanted to go back home, the safest place. However, I told myself that I should not go home. So, I walked and walked until I saw an old woman. She asked me about my parents. I told her about the reason I left home.

The old lady said I was wrong to run away from home. She said, ‘Your mum will worry a lot! Your mum did not really mean you are not her daughter. She was angry at that moment and did not realize her words hurt you so much.'

I replied to her that she should look for me everywhere if she really cared about me. Finally, I heard a familiar voice from behind. It was my mum. Iran to her and hugged her tightly.

My mum said sorry to me and promised not to pressure me so much anymore. Since then, we chatted every night. She gave me a lot of encouragement. I promised her I would study hard. I really did a great job in my final examination.

Written & illustrated by 文•圖

Tsz Yau Lau

Hiu Ching Lo