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Zingre's Important Thing
By Zingre
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Student Examples

Loch Ness bottleChoosing my special thing was a difficult task. I have been given many nice things. Among my many possessions, an important but somewhat unusual item stands out in my mind. My special thing is a bottle of water and rocks from the Loch Ness, in Scotland.

It is special because, unlike a postcard or magnet, it is real. It is something you can touch, bringing back many memories. This bottle went everywhere with me in Europe. To me it holds more than water and rocks. It is a bottle filled with stories and adventures that were shared by my family. Along with the many memories it contains, it's also fun to say, "We went to Europe and I got this," or "Yeah, it was difficult, but I wrestled Nessie and this is what I won!"

When most people see my special thing, they either laugh, or look at me funny and say sarcastically, "Great." I can't really expect it to have the same effect on them that it does on me; it is one of those things you have to experience. To me it?s a treasure; to them it's a nothing.

The trip I took to Europe was an incredible experience. I will always keep this bottle of water and rocks because it is a little memento of that unforgettable vacation.


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