I Win!

Oliver Yau

Oliver Yau

Second Place Winner; Age 10-12 Category. San José Public Library | Fall into Fiction Contest, 2022

There once was a kid named Revilo who loved to win. Word games: win, win, win! Board games: win, win, win! Video games: win, win, win!
But sometimes he did not win. And so he threw a fit. Word games: cry, cry, cry! Board games: cry, cry, cry! Video games: cry, cry, cry!
Revilo took swimming lessons every week, and they had a fundraiser coming up to swim the most laps in 2 hours. They called it the Swim-a-thon.
One day, Revilo asked his dad, "What is your lap record for swimming?"
His dad said, "82 laps."
"I bet I could beat that!"
And one week later, at the Swim-a-thon, he did just that. Revilo breezed through the first ten laps with ease. At 35 laps he still wasn't tired. Half an hour later on lap 72 his arms started hurting. At 82 laps his legs started to get sore. At 84 laps he climbed out of the pool with a big smile.
"I win!" he told his dad.
And his dad did not cry. Or throw a fit. Instead, he was very proud that his son had beaten his lap record.
A few days later, Revilo asked his dad, "How many pizza slices can you eat?"
"4 slices." his dad said.
"I think that I could beat that!" Revilo said with a big grin.
 

Second Place Winner; Age 10-12 Category. San José Public Library | Fall into Fiction Contest, 2022

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