“All I wanted” by Shantanu Dharanala
Opening my eyes, I could hear hushed voices from downstairs.My first thought was, “why?” and then I realised:today was my birthday!I’m ten years old now, double digits! Excitement coursed through my veins as I began jumping up and down.Then, I began thinking of all the things I would do today:laser tag, going to the park. and many other amazing things…then,out of the corner of my eye, I saw something that made tears well up in my eyes,tears of joy, that is.This was it. The book I’ve always wanted the one I’ve been pestering my parents to buy for years,now it was right there before my eyes with a tiny note beside it saying, “You’re welcome”.