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One day, while everyone was celebrating Mardi Gras, and also having a good time, all of these pigs jumped on. Not only were they pigs, there were gold and green and purple. Everyone started running for their lives! But I just grabbed everyone I knew and left from out of town. I wasn’t driving, my auntie was. It was a big, long party bus. But as soon as we got there, we noticed that all the pigs had already spread out.

“Oh no!” I said, “we’ll have to go to another country!” And so we did. We went on a road to another country.

“Wait!” Said my cousin Danna, “we could at least figure out a country to go to!” “How about Canada?” Said Derick.

“Boy please!” I said, “let’s go to Japan” “Now we’re talking!” Said Auntie Nene.

“Let’s gooooooooo!” Everyone said. So we all went back to the road on our way to Japan.


“We made it! We made it!” I said.

And when we got there we saw no pigs so we jumped out of our car and enjoyed ourselves.

"Ehh ehh ehhh” I said, “We have to build a wall to keep the pigs away” So we built a wall and then we had fun.


I finally realized that pigs do nothing! So I said, “time to go back home, pigs do nothing!” So we went back home and we put all the pigs in the barn. Then we made Mardi Gras colored bacon.

By Alaila Young

Open Studio is an after school program offered by Big Class and powered by dedicated volunteers. It is free of charge and open to young people school- and city- wide. In the spring of 2016 students were asked to describe "Mardi Gras after the Apocalypse." The stories by Keith Love, Kentrell Love, Eron Morgan, Charlecean Johnson, Alaila Young, and Amaya Smith are shared here.

All grammatical, stylistic, and formatting decisions are those of
Open Studio/Big Class.