Student Writing Wednesday: John’s “The Legend of Ingol”

“Ingol wanted revenge and vengeance, but he turned good again because he got his apology from them thinking he was bad.”

A long time ago in a village called Mine Town, all they did was mine for money. One day, Ingol went to the mine to find iron, gold, and diamonds to buy food. On his way he found a magical skeleton. The skeleton said, “Since you found me you get one wish.” Ingol said “I wish my town was rich!” The skeleton said, “Your wish is granted.”

Before Ingol left to see his town, he destroyed the skeleton so no one else could get a wish. It was before he knew there was a rule, because the skeleton told him, “Break me and see!” Ingol saw how rich they were, but it was too late. He didn’t care what the skeleton said. He did it by accident, and he didn’t know what would happen!

Then he saw that his village was being attacked. He knew that this was his fault. A wooden plank fell on him and he couldn’t get up. A man said, “Hey! Leave this kid here because he has red eyes.” And so that happened.

Ingol is from the spirit world. He has red eyes and brown hair. He is immortal and abandoned. Omnidust surrounds his body. He was evil because he hurt people and disgraced the gods. He became that way because one day, he was under attack and the gods didn’t help him when he was stuck and got crushed. They thought, “Oh boy, don’t help that kid because he has red eyes. He is dangerous.” Ingol wanted revenge and vengeance, but he turned good again because he got his apology from them thinking he was bad.

Reader, take note: In your hands, you’ll find everything from heartwarming accounts of friendships that are sure to last forever, to villainous tales of evil clowns. In Sorry! Can We Be Friends?, 826LA’s After-School Tutoring students come at a sometimes difficult topic—bullying—from all angles. In the first part of our book, students tapped into their gentler sides, crafting letters to loved ones and tales of kindness. But our students also channeled their darker sides, penning stories about villains who might—or might not—change their evil ways. Finally, our students joined forces to become the Anti-Bullying Avengers, writing collaborative stories about how average people can become heroes by standing up to bullies, or how bullies can resolve to become kinder souls. With Sorry! Can We Be Friends?, prepare to be inspired, spooked, and everything in between.

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