Two skunks had stolen his old tricycle.
A band of raccoons was playing music in the backyard.
Aliens had stolen his new bike, Steed.
Johnny had turned into a zombie.
Kicking soccer balls at little kids sitting on the monkey bars
Digging holes in the far corner of the playground
Sneaking out of the playground through a hole in the fencing
Walking up the slide to pull the littler kids down
Johnny said some mean things about Mila.
They were put in different fourth grades.
Johnny hung out with boys who had cool bikes.
Mateo didn't have a cool bike.
From a book titled "Medieval Weapons and Warfare."
By watching a Youtube video they found online.
From a model in a display in the school library.
At their Boy Scout summer camp.
He chose not to join the guys playing soccer.
He decided that soccer was too important to abandon.
He told the playground teacher about the discrimination.
He planned how he could sabotage the games.
Mom would still cook, but Dad had to do the cleanup.
Dad had to make dinner and cleanup at least three times a week.
The family would go out every Friday for dinner.
Dad and the children would make their own lunches.
She expected him to speak Spanish.
She always asked how he was doing in school.
She wanted him to come and stay with her.
She asked him for a new joke each time they spoke.
In the hydrangea bushes
In the orchard stealing fruit
Crawling under the front porch
Climbing one of the persimmon trees
Shelves of military supplies
Stuffed toys of Mila's that had disappeared
Spare tricycle and bicycle parts
Posters of soccer starts
She used her butterfly net to capture the skunks.
She chased off the skunks with her mother's perfume.
She threw pine cones at the skunks from her window.
She set up a roadblock across the driveway with her toys.