As a writing assignment Gavin had to fill in the blanks in the traditional story about the old lady who swallowed a fly. It started out normally enough. (Words that Gavin inserted into the blanks are bolded.)
There was an old giant who swallowed a desk. I don't know why he swallowed a desk perhaps he'll rest.
I know an old giant who swallowed a Jasmine (girl that sits next to Gavin and often bothers him). He swallowed the Jasmine to eat the desk. I don't know why he swallowed the desk, I guess he'll rest.
I know an old giant who swallowed a sharpener to help the Jasmine write on the desk. I don't know why he swallowed a desk, I guess he'll rest.
I know an old giant who swallowed a pencil, to sharpen and write on the desk, perhaps he'll rest.
.....and the story continues pretty normally.
After his teacher reads the story there is a note highlighting Jasmine's name. "Gavin this is not okay."
Gavin then re-does the assignment. He crosses out Jasmine's name and inserts Gavin in the blanks where her name was.
When I ask him about it he says "Yeah, my teacher didn't like it. But I thought it would be cool to be in the stomach of a giant, and of course I would get out before he dies."
"Really." I respond. "How would you do that?"
"Yeah, you see, the pencil is actually a weapon. If you touch the little hanging thing in the back of the giants mouth, he would automatically throw me back up."