I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour.
It's like a penny
No it's not!
Hey, everyone, let's put her in a closet before the teacher comes!
All Summer in a Day The children gaze out of the window, full of hope. It had been raining for seven years; for as long as they would remember. The rain was neverending; so much that they had forgotten what the golden penny had looked like when it shone from the sky. Only Margot remembered.
"I think the sun is a flower That blooms for just one hour" Margot had written, only to be questioned for its originality. The class had never liked her. She refused to play their games and stood quietly apart from them. It all started the day she came from Earth, two years ago.
Margot had always known she was different. She did not interact with the children- she neither played nor sang with them. They knew too and stayed away from her. Their main reason was the fact that she had come only five years ago, and was the only one who could remember what the sun was like.
As if having a celebration before the final unveiling of the sun, the children take to Margot once again. This time she is helpless, outnumbered with no one to care and no one to stand up for her and no one to witness it. One of the boys suggest putting her in a closet, and that is what they do. The children come back just in time to meet the teacher, who does not notice Margot's absence.
The children ran out, finally able to see the sun. They savoured its colour, its warmth, and the sensation of running under a burning oven, the feeling of which was not to return until the next time, which was seven years later. Then, raindrops appeared in the sky, dropping down like curses.
Raindrops appeared, soaring from the sky like curses. They returned to the doorway, and it was there that they remembered poor Margot, still stuck inside the closet. Unable to meet each other's glances, they kept their faces down, hoping to escape from the consequences of their actions. Hesitantly, they let Margot out.