Vignettes

Vignette #1 Title:  Broken “glass”

Idea(s) being explored (theme): Factory

Specific historical connection: Child Labour

My feet is covered in mud as i climbed the muddy hill with bare feet, trees shattered as i heard a man’s voice, and a shadow dashed in front of me, it seems like it was running away, I shooks my  head and left.

Broken glass shard shattered all over the place, and glass bottles rolling everywhere, my hand was bleeding from the cut by the glasses, getting sticky as the liquid began to dry, i cleared a bit of glass and sat on the ground, the ground was wet, a well as my dress, it was never dry. I put down my sleeve, wind whispered through the mill, i shivered, i could feel it, the night was coming, my dress can no longer keep me warm, holes on the bottom and cotton were gett lose, especially when it is wet, there is mud sticking on the fabric. Suddenly, i heard footsteps coming closer, i quickly stood up and start to put the bottle back on the shelf, i turned around and saw a new face, holding a rectangle shape box, it must have been a camera, i heard my sister Mary talk about it before, it flashes on you, and it will take a picture of you, i leaned on the shelf, the glass bottle rustled behind me, the man flashed the camera a few times in my face and, before he can speak, he turned and ran away, few second later, a tall and strong man came and questioned me if i saw a strange man, I shook my head and the man hurried away.


Vignette #2 Title: moonlight shed

Idea(s) being explored (theme): House

Specific historical connection: Child Labour

           America, Kentucky, a small girl in a small town. She stood with a stick in the tiny house, she looked up, the bright moon shines right through the roof, cause there is almost no roof, the hays on there is blown away by wind. There is tiny holes on the cricket wall, few bricks had fallen of, a thin piece of wood use as the floor is covered all in mud. The girl stood barefoot on the ground, she is wearing a ugly dark blue long dress, the dress is covered in mud, the fabric is quite ripped, the cotton on the dress is beginning to fall out, she long brown hair is tied into a messy ponytail, just then, a fat rat ran across the floor, the girl ran after the gray rat until it is out of the room. She put the broom down, the sun will rise in one to two hours, she gotta start going, to the factory, her daily job is making cloth, she put her shoes on and left the shed, starting her journey to the factory over the hill, it was only around three o’clock, it was still dark outside, whoosh, a owl flew over her head, she shivered, and left.


Vignette #3 Title: left away

Idea(s) being explored (theme): On the ship

Specific historical connection: immigration

             On the crowded ship, a little boy is sitting on the ground, he shivered, it is cold around. His mother had left him on his own on the ship. The little is around 8 years old, he is wear brown shirt and a black long pant and a “leather” black shoes with a big on it big whole, he has light blue with blonde hair, he sat on the ground waiting for his mother. They are immigrating to America from Italy, the boy’s father died two years and life is getting harder and harder so they decide to immigrate, they heard all around their neighbour and friend how America is slush a wonderful place, there you will have land and you can earn lots of money, they sold all their belonging and bought the cheapest ticket to go, they will be on there ship around three months. The boy got lost with his mother, he bite on lip, because malnutrition is white, and blinked his eyes several time to not let his tears out, the breeze for the ocean made him wanting cry, he felt helpless. Hours later, he finally spot a skinny women, anxiously running, and he ran toward the women…….

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