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Here we are in glacier school, learning about the water cycle. My teacher says that this is a process that every waterdrop will go through, and that each waterdrop's is different. I don't know what to think. My friends and I are scared. I want to stay as a glacier forever.
The Long Way From Home By: Noor Haideri
Back at home, I continue to wonder about what would happen to me. Suddenly, I start to feel warmer. I start to lose shape. What is happening to me?!? I think back to what my teacher taught us. Then it hit me as a sun ray. I WAS MELTING AND BEING FILTERED THROUGH THE SOIL. I WAS BECOMING GROUND WATER!!! NOOOOO!!! I CAN'T LEAVE!!! I was helpless. There was nothing I could do.
Here I am again, but now I'm a waterdrop in liquid form. I try to talk to other waterdrops to figure out how things work around here, but it's like they speak another language or something. Anyways, everyone starts to move, and I decide to follow. Then I recognize a friend from school. I walk over and ask what was happening. He explained that we are in the collection stage we learned about and were heading towards a lake as discharge. I remembered learning about collection in school, and realized that when I was becoming ground water I was in the runoff stage. I was more relieved to have someone I know here with me. I miss home.
Now I'm in a lake. It's getting dark. I hope I find a nice place to sleep. Then, I spot a small dark section with nice trees overhead. My friend and I swim towards it. I think about what has happened so far. I was a glacier, but then I melted and went into the runoff stage and became groundwater. Then, I got collected into this lake. I'll have an interesting story to tell my friends when I get back home, if I ever do. I really hope I do, I miss home.
The next morning, a deer comes by and takes a drink from the lake. Correction: DRINKS ME!! Now I'm in this animal's body, and it is NOT fun. A little while later, I'm coming out as waste. I smell really bad. My friends will have fun listening to this part of my story. Later on as a puddle on the ground, I start to feel really warm and light. My smell starts to go away. Then I realize: I was evaporating!! I was becoming a gas!
Up near the clouds, I start to get cold. Then I turn into a water droplet! I condensate into a cloud! I go to sleep for the night, but in the early morning, I start to feel heavier, and heavier, and heavier. I start to think that I might precipitate soon. Before I know it, I'm falling onto a glacier as snow. I'M FALLING ONTO A GLACIER!! IN OTHER WORDS, I'M COMING BACK HOME!!!
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