The afternoon was silent. He stood next to the mailbox, holding a letter from his dream school. He opened the envelope carefully and slid the solitary piece of paper out. Beneath the letterhead were four words- “Dear Oliver, look out.” He stared at the words, confused. The quiet was broken by the sound of screeching tires. All Oliver could utter was a cry of surprise as an arm reached out of a van emblazoned with the school’s crest and snatched him away. The only sound that spring day was of the van, accelerating down the street before it disappeared forever.
One Spring Day
August 9, 2012