I was done working in the fields for the day and was returning home. As I was walking, I smelled the wood burning smoke. Surprised and worried, I started to run ahead of the other villagers to get to the village faster. I stopped at the top of the hill and watched in horror as I saw the place I called home all my life burn to ashes. On the river I saw sails with Northmen symbols. The other villagers finally arrived and started to ask me what happened all at once.
     "The Northmen, they came...I got here just after they left..." I answered slowly, with wide, fearful eyes still watching the fire consume my world. The mill and bakery was crumbled and gone. The houses were lit up like torches. The manor was broken and burning as well, almost looking like a broken doll house. The beautiful church was also gone, the stained glass shards scattered around the ruins. My whole wor
 
 
This year, my main resolution is to stop missing school so much. I need to be here so I won't have any make up work I forget. I'm going to stop being a irresponsible kid and at least try to be more responsible this year. I'm going to keep things I need to do in my head, or write it on my hand. I'll keep doing little things to remember things in school and try harder.


Another resolution I have is to be more outgoing in things I like. I like to draw, so I'm going to draw more than I did last year. I also like to write, so I'll try to write a small book. I hope to make new friends, though, any where but home, I'm super quiet and distant. I also would like to practice swordplay with my father more this year. It's just that he's been sick and hurt lately.