Rocket Ship Dream

When her parents thought she is sleeping with sweet dreams, Melody sneaks out of bed quietly. She waits to see if her younger sister, Annie, is still snoring away in the bed next to her. She is sleeping so Melody carefully opens the door and closes it behind her.  She tip toes to the next room where her parents are sleeping. Melody slowly opens their closet door and goes inside.

In the far dark corner of the closet is a small, brown door. Nobody knows it is there but Melody. She opens it and magic begins. The door takes her to the roof of the house.  Three steps to her right is a small silver rocker ship with the door open. Melody climbs in.

Once she shuts the door and buckles herself in, it takes off into the sky. Melody looks down through the window and spies her house shrinking fast. The rocket ship dances through a million twinkling stars. She looks out again and sees the big blue planet where she lives shrinking.

She is feeling tired so she rests her eyes. The ship comes to a stop and Melody opens her eyes. Looking out the window she sees bright green grass meeting a bright blue sky. Wondering if she landed back home, she gets out.

Enjoying the scenery she sees a lady in the distance sitting at a picnic table. There is no one else around. Melody knows she shouldn’t approach strangers, but she needs to know where she has landed.

Walking closer to the lady, her heart is pounding very fast. The lady has light brown hair and is dressed for summer. Taking a deep breath Melody asks, “Excuse me, where am I?”

The lady turns to her with a kind smile.  “You are very far from home. It’s okay, I can help you. But first, are you hungry?” She gestures to a very full picnic basket laid in front of her.

Melody nods and sits across from the lady. The lady opens the lid of the basket and pulls out cookies, potato chips and iced tea. All are Melody’s favorite foods!  The two have a peaceful snack together on this bright warm day. When they are done eating they began to talk about their favorite things.

Melody likes the lady. She feels comfortable with her. She wanted to stay forever but was getting sleepy again. Yawning she walks over to the tree to lie down. The lady brings over a blanket and tucks Melody in.

Before Melody finally drifts off she asked the lady for her name.

The lady smiles down at her and says, “My dear, you can call me Grandma.” Melody falls asleep. When she awakes she is back at home in her own bed. Melody remembers the lady is her Grandma, the one who passed away long before she was born.  She finally had a dream come true, meeting her Grandma.

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