By Page Luca V.
The creature in the picture is my pet Alfredo. He is a blobfish. I once wanted a fish, so I made my way to Pets Mart. When I got there, I saw the entrance. When I got to the entrance, it was locked so I went around the back. When I was in the back, I saw a green carton. So, I thought there might be a fish in it, but it was not a fish at all.
I took the carton home with me. When I got home, I looked and that slimy thing was looking at me, making the weirdest gurgle ever. After a while it started to be quiet, so I looked over, and it was sleeping. I thought it might want a home, so I bought a tank for it. Then I named him Alfredo.
The next day I took it out of the carton, and it was the slimiest thing I have ever touched. Then it jumped out of my hands and flopped everywhere. That’s when I started to regret having him. I got complaints that a big slime ball was in their microwave and jumping on their kids. So, I got Alfredo and put him back in his tank. I regret that because he is so noisy, always making a mess, somehow getting in my neighbors’ microwaves and splashing water on me. I like Alfredo very much even though there are countless things I hate about him. He is still my pet and my responsibility, so I decided I would keep him.
The Knights of the Mightier Pen gather in the hallowed halls of the Regis School in Houston, Texas, to share their tales and poems.