Катерина Бакърджиева, ученичка в 7 клас в ЧОУ „Светлина“, беше избрана за финалист в тази годишното издание на състезанието по творческо писане на английски език. Есето на Катерина е избрано по оригиналност от журито сред още 4822 други творби. Конкуренцията всяка година все повече нараства, тъй като форматът се популяризира и 185 училища се включиха с учениците си от 6 до 12 клас в съревнованието. Горди сме с успеха на нашата седмокласничка Катерина Бакърджиева и даваме възможност на широката публика да се докосне до таланта й, чрез магията на словото в отличената авторска творба в конкурса.
Есе на Катерина Бакърджиева – финалист в тази годишното издание на състезанието по творческо писане на английски език:
Everything that you draw comes to life
Lexie was adopted at the age of five. Her step-mother made her clean the house, do the dishes… Sometimes the little girl even got beat. She was now 10. Lexie continued with her miserable life. Her only escape from this reality was drawing. The girl had a talent. She did it every day no matter what happened.
Lexie was now sitting on a bench looking for inspiration for her new drawing. She managed to run away from her step-mother for a while. Lexie closed her eyes and imagined a little forest with a small river with crystal clear water and a deer sitting next to it and drinking from the water. Ten minutes had passed and her new masterpiece was ready. The girl admired her work for a minute. What she didn’t realize was that a man was admiring her work, too. He was in his 80s with a nice costume on. “You remind me of someone”, he told the girl. “Have we met before?. Lexie was a little scared and she didn’t know what to say. “Okay, I see…you’re an artist right? There you go. Express what you feel and chase your dreams”. He left her a very good looking pen and confusion. Later that day she got home and saw her step-mother passed out on the floor with a bottle in her hand. She was drunk again. “Mom”. Lexie cried out. She ran to her room and cried her eyes out. Why couldn’t things be different, why couldn’t her mother take care of her? She had enough. Lexie got the pen out of her pocket and remembered the old man’s words.
The girl thought that it would be great to have a friend with her. She drew another girl on the sheet of paper. The drawing started moving. It looked like it was coming to life. Before Lexie could understand what was happening, a girl was sitting next to her. “What am I doing here?” the girl shouted. She then noticed that Lexie was crying. “Why are you crying?” Lexie told the other girl about her mother and the pen. “Wow…well, why don’t you draw your mother but draw her happy?” That was simply brilliant! Lexie did what she had to do. “I’m just gonna wait now”. “Uhm… Lexie, I have to go home. Can you …do your magic, I guess? They both laughed.
Later that year Lexie was in school. “Lexie, we’re going home. Bye!” her friend said. She was waiting for someone. “Mom!” Lexie exclaimed and hugged her mother tight. “Let’s go home, sweetie!” You’re probably wondering what happened to the pen. Lexie sent it to her mysterious friend a long time ago.
Katerina Bakardzhieva, VII grade