These pieces were composed during the May 9th session of the Science Creative Literacy Symposia. During this day, students were guided through the construction of three aquatic biospheres, and were then asked to compose a letter from something or someone that is “voiceless,” but might nevertheless have something to say.
A LETTER TO WHALE KILLERS FROM A WHALE
The People Who Kill Whales
529 Ocean St.
Atlantic City, Atlantic Ocean
Dear The People Who Kill Whales
I am writing to you people because you guys kill whales (and girls). You people shouldn’t kill whales especially the blue whales. You people will make them extinct or endangered. This letter is mostly for those who kill whales like Japan and other countries. Killing whales is very, very bad because they connect to the food chain. And if they’re gone, what are we going to kill next? Sharks, dolphins and maybe all the fish in the world? I think you are going over the line by a lot. If everyone thinks killing animals is good, there might not be anymore animals on the face of the earth anymore. Then it’s just humans on the planet. This is to warn you people because all this might just happen.
Reebok the Whale
567 Ocean St. Avenue
Atlantic City, Atlantic Ocean
P.S. Remember this always
P.S.S. Are you going to remember this?
P.S.S.S. Can you read this?
AN ANGRY LETTER FROM TIGGER TO WINNIE THE POOH.
Attn: Winnie the Pooh
It is me Tigger. This is how I spell it: “T,” double “gger” I just wanted to ask some questions. Number one: is where are you living these days. Number two: is how is rabbit these days? Does he still have anger management issues?
The zookeeper feeds me every three hours, when I’m awake. A tiger has got to eat you know. Can you tell me how my family is doing? Is my mom o.k? What about that guy that whistles when he talks – he is pretty funny.
I just wanted to ask – why did you send me to the ZOO!!! I’m so angry. But at least, I don’t have to hunt or steal some of your honey when you’re not looking. I’m going to hunt you down and bring you to the zoo. You better write back or else! *Evil Laugh*
In the Zoo
East Hastings, The Zoo.
A LETTER FROM BIG BEAR TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH.
Attn: To the people on Earth
I am writing this letter today, to stop you from killing our homes. The land you live on was once ours. Many of our kind have been killed in the fight for our land. We need you to stop taking our land. I, big bear, am asking you to stop. I have been in the forest for many years and we are slowly dying out. Each season, there is less and less fish. All because of global warming, for instance. My family is always hungry and cold because you guys took it all. I want you to give us back our land. Our fish is all dying out – soon they will be gone. Long ago, the forest was full of life and there was so many fish. Now, our population is gone down. Soon, we will have to eat other things and we might eat you. So stop taking our land and polluting our air. Thank you!!!
From Big Bear
In a big forest.
A LETTER TO THE SUN FROM A POLAR BEAR WHO DIDN’T TAKE SCIENCE.
Attn: The Sun
I am writing a letter for you. It is very important. You are hurting us. Many of my comrades have died. You are destroying us. Stop being bright. Stop shining on our homeland. Before, my home looked so beautiful, but now, it is full of water. I feel sad. Please write back, or else, we will all die.
From a Polar Bear
The North Pole
A LETTER FROM AN ANTI-EVOLUTION MONKEY TO BARRACK OBAMA.
Attn: Barrack Obama, USA
Dear Mr. Obama,
I hope you are having a good time with your election, but if you get elected, I may die. All of your promises might affect the wild life conservation fund. So please find it in your heart to save some money for us. Poachers are on the loose, and now that Panda bears are hard to get, people say that bear skins are in high demand. So, Mr. Obama – could you please help us?
I live in fear all day and night because of the poachers. Yesterday, they stole my brother and some of my cousins. I don’t want anyone else to be taken, so Mr. Obama, please help us.
By the way, Charles Darwin was totally lying – we are not related to humans. It was an April Fools joke that got out of hand.
Nagjar the Monkey
A LETTER FROM TACO THE TURTLE TO JIM CARREY
Attn: Jim Carrey
Dear J. Carrey
Hello, how are your movies coming along? How come I wasn’t in any of your movies? You should put a turtle in your next movie. I’m really slow but I’m strong with the shell on my back. Will your next movie be really funny? You should make another movie about animals like Ace Ventura Pet Detective. By the way, my favourite sport is soccer. I can hit the ball hard with my shell.
Taco the Turtle,
A LETTER TO JT FROM A CHATTY SPIDER MONKEY
Hey JT – wassup? I’m a monkey, and I’m only a foot tall. Probably the same size as your shoe. My whole body is so damn hairy. I live in the Amazon. My favourite colour is grey. But anyhooo… How are you? My favourite food is Indian taccas. Monkey’s love that type of food. Be careful JT (I know where you sleep! LOL, just joking!)
Last night, I ate a lot of chips – it was crazy. All my monkey friends were cheering me on. What kind of friends do you have? I have a friend named Cait-Lynn. We call her Caity. She is such a monkey – more like a brat! Naw… Just playing. I gotta go…
From Peanut Butter, a Spider Monkey
A LETTER FROM RAT
Attn: People of this household
Dear people of this house,
May you please leave out some food near the fridge? Some cheese and some meat would be nice. Anyway, if you do leave out some cheese or meat, it could really help my family. Are you nice people? Please don’t leave out a trap for me. I’m begging. Sometimes, the young one likes to go out to find some food.
How many people are in your family? What’s your name? Oh yes, can you please dust behind the refridgerator? Maybe you could also drop a handful of rice behind the fridge. What’s your favourite thing to do, being a human? For me, a rat, all I like to do is run, sleep, and sleep some more. We also play rat tag. That’s all the requests that I have.
From Rat and family
p.s. Plzzzz leave out some food.
p.p.s. Have a good day, sir or madam.
p.p.p.s. Peace out from the Rat
A LETTER FROM A FIREFLY TO A SNAIL
Attn: John Do the Snail, Schnomadome Biosphere
My name is Noma. I am a firefly who lives on 738 Fly Street. My life is good right now. Each day, I eat some plants and small bugs. They taste good. One day, I dream of actually meeting you. What do you usually do? I love living in my house. What is your house like? How do you get food? Do you have dreams and goals for yourself?
Noma the Firefly
A LETTER FROM A DISTRESSED PANDA TO A TEACHER
Attn: Mr. Teacher
You may not know me, but I know you. On a hot summer day, you came with your family to the Ocean Blossom Park. When you came through that door, I knew you were the one that could save us.
We pandas are having the worst time ever in our entire life. We might look happy living in our cage, but that is not true. Inside that cage, there are many secret weapons, horrible traps, and harmful things to keep us trapped up inside. My brother tried to escape but he was trapped by another cage. The next thing you see was blood. Please help us! You,are the only one that can save us. I hope you can reply back to me as soon as possible.
Fluffy the Panda,
Hong Kong, China
p.s. Please send a package of fresh bamboo to me (if you can).
A LETTER FROM SPLASHY THE DUCK
Dear Anominis, (I know I’m spelling anominis wrong)
Hi! I’m Splashy the Duck. I’m here to say that you and your friends party too much. As well, you dirty our pond with garbage. I also found ten dollars in my backyard. I’m going to use that money to buy “Sun Chips.” Maybe some Cracker Jacks too! I also found a limited edition baseball card that has Ryan Chivis’ signature! It’s so shiny. I also also found your bunny underwear. Me and my friends started cracking up. Even my little brother, Egg (he’s a duckling now, because he cracked up!) I also found some car keys! I also found your mom’s diamond ring. My brother Crack, is wearing your underwear on his head. My sister also named Egg, cracked up when Crack put the underwear on his head. You look funny in your purple Mohawk. My other sister Cracker wants a purple Mohawk too!
Splashy the Duck
124 Pond Full of Ducks.
A LETTER FROM A WOLF
I am a wolf. I live in the forest. When I was first born, I lived off my mother’s milk. Then, as I got older, I started to eat meat. Now, I hunt and eat meat.
I saw you last week. You were hiking with your dad. I was the wolf with the grey dot on my head.
I dream of having a kill all to myself. I want to have a deer and have the whole things to myself instead of sharing.
What about you? What so you dream?
From Benny, a Wolf in the forest.
A LETTER FROM A FARM WOLF IN A SNOW
Attn: Mom and Dad
Dear Mom, Dad,
I live in the snow. I get to see snow and see other wild animals. I have a friend named Rosie. She is really nice. She helps me get some fishes to eat. We sometimes play tag together. There are predators. You should come out once in a while. I will protect you from the predators. If you are a white wolf, you wouldn’t be seen in the snow. I go outside and play with my friends. I dream of being a famous wolf. I feel like if I have cool parents, then that would be my life. So see you again.
From a Wolf living on a farm.
From a wolf on a farm.
A LETTER FROM A SEA OTTER TO RUMPER THE CHEETAH
Attn: Cheetah Rumper, 427 Spotville
I’m writing this letter to you because I want to show you that I am as big and strong as you. I also want to show you that I am cuter and way faster than you. We have never met, but I’ve seen you compete in races and I’ve seen you run and jump really high. I’ve seen you in commercials, but I’ve been in way more commercials than you. I have been in a fish commercial, and an undersea commercial. I also was in a movie called “A night at the Underwater Sea.” I have way more friends than you. My friends are whales, fish, starfish, jellyfish, sharks, and octopus. I am 6 years old. I live in the ocean and I am a female sea otter. Everyday, I usually do the same things. I hang out with my friends and I mostly sleep the whole day. Sometimes, I dream about being in a circus show someday. Well, that’s all I got to say about myself. If you want to know more, don’t be scared to ask. You better write back.
A LETTER FROM RUMPER THE CHEETAH TO A SEA OTTER
Attn: Sea Otter
Dear Sea Otter
I’m sending you this letter so you can see that I am not poor and can actually send a letter. I also got more meat than anyone in this world because I’m in the commercial for Cheetos – so now I’m richer than you. HA HA. I am way faster than you and I can jump way higher than you. That’s why they call me “Rumper.” I also have the hottest girlfriend in the Sahara desert. Well, now she’s my wife: we have 8 kids. They are as fast, strong, and tough like me and their mother. We live in a MANSION. Sometimes, I wish I can meet you and show you that I am WAY better than you. I exercise and train my cubs everyday. Well, I don’t want to bore you or worry you about how I look or anything like that, so write back and don’t be too cocky, you hear me?
The best of all the best cheetahs in this whole world,
Rumper, the cheetah.
A LETTER FROM PORKY PIG TO LIZZIE THE ZEBRA
Attn: Lizzie the Zebra,
Last time when we went out, I was very happy and I had a lot of fun. Now my life has changed. The mud I play in is getting very hot. I think the weather is changing. It’s probably because humans are polluting our clean oxygen.
Sometimes, at night, my other friends in my pen get taken away. I don’t know where they go, but my mom told me that when they leave, they will never come back. My sister got taken away. Mom started to squeal, and my owner said, “Oh Piggy, you’re next!” I don’t know what that means, but Piggy is my mom’s name. I am very afraid that my mom won’t come back.
A couple of days before my mom leaves, my owner gave her a lot of food. I don’t know why. They finally took her away two days after that. When my mom left, she said when they start to give you a lot of food, try to run away or else you’ll get turned into human food (I started to squeal!). Then, a couple of weeks after , my owner started to give me more food. I never ate the food so they hit me. I remember what mom said, so I ran away. I am still around Bacon Street, just a little further though. I’m really scared – that’s why I’m writing this letter. Please write back.
Bacon St. England.
A LETTER TO MS. JOE FROM A PANDA IN VANCOUVER
Attn: Ms Joe.
Dear Ms. Joe,
I am writing this letter, because I heard that you are a great math teacher – that you are funny, and have great taste in fashion. Now I have a friend who knows her 2 times and 3 times table – also doubles. She has had lots of fun, but she does not like crowds. Especially one boy in particular, who calls her names and shows off his work. He is really really annoying.
From a Panda in Vancouver.