Once upon a time there was a dog named Rosie who had lots of adventures.
She was a bichon frise.
One day Rosie wanted to go on a walk (she loves to wee and pee, and she loves to sleep).
Rosie went on a walk, and met two new dogs named Teddy and Bailey.
They decided to run. The owners ran after them but they ended up in the river.
The three dogs got swept away by the river. Luckily the owners saved them.
All of them were in big trouble. Rosie got grounded for the rest of the day.
Rosie got very sad.
The next day the owners forgave her and took her on another walk.
This time she met a huge bear. She was very scared at first but the bear was nice and they quickly became friends.
The bear took Rosie to meet his family. They had lunch together then it was time to go home.
This piece was read as part of Origins and Superpowers, a public readings event held by Scope and Melbourne Library Service in December 2015. A group of writers with disabilities who had worked with professional writers in the Telescope Workshops read selections from their work across the genres of fiction, memoir, poetry and non fiction.
Telescope is one of the arts programs run by Community Inclusion staff at Scope and it includes workshops, a writing prize, awards and public readings.
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