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Hiba Saad
Hiba Saad
Jaffar Public School
The Paperboy
Published On Feb 25th 2013
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A clump of hair smacked across Saad's face. The wind even tried wrestling him to the ground. Instead of newspapers, it felt as if Saad’s news-bag was full of Sweet potatoes.
Maybe it had to do with the news dad read before Saad left the house. The morning headlines were full of the usual sad stories.
"For goodness sakes," dad said. "No good news again!"
Saad wished he could have been able to cheer up dad. He moved quickly from house to house leaving papers on the porch or in the mailbox.
It helped being the fastest runner in the school and even wearing his new running shoes.
Right now Saad wished he could bring only good news to his family, also to his friendly neighbours. "There's that paper boy bringing sad news again," they were probably saying.
"How could he make things better for everyone?" he wondered as he continued to deliver his papers.
He met Haris near Kokan Park. Saad really liked Haris, even if his words sometimes got mixed up.
Someone told him Heris was mentally challenged. But Saad didn't care. Haris was his friend.
Saad noticed Alia coming. She was in his class. She only had one real eye. The other was made of glass. He liked Alia even if people called her, "Bionic lady," behind her back.
He didn't realize how much it helped her, having a friend like Saad.
The dog down the street barked loudly. Prince was lonely tied to his chain and Saad knew all he needed was a good friend.
Each time Saad left a paper by a customer's door he felt bad, such sad news. How could he make some good news? He thought about it a lot, as he made his rounds.
Saad gave his usual cheerful "Hi" to everyone on his route. Adults and children on both sides of the street yelled and waved back.
His smile was like the rising sun.
Someone was crying and he ran to where a little boy had fallen and hurt his leg. Saad calmed him down until the boy's mother arrived.
"I'm glad you're my paperboy," she told Saad.

He continued on his route, still ten more customers to go. But, he didn't feel tired. It was fun doing what he usually did, helping others.
Now, let's see. What else could he do to cheer up people?
His best friend Daisy came by to pick up her paper. It saved him from going all the way to the second floor.
It was her way of saying ‘thanks’ for giving her a chance to earn money, helping him on Saturdays. She was saving money for Eid presents.
Besides, he liked Daisy a lot as she was kind hearted.
Mr. Haroon was such a grouch but Saad didn't mind. His car was not working, again. And Mr. Haroon's lawn was all grown up, again.
Saad would come later and cut the grass. No charge, again.
He raced up the street to his last customer. Saad had quite a bit of energy left, as he bounded up the stairs. Mrs. Tuaha saw him coming and had her usual snack waiting.
She wondered why such a lively boy always had time to chat with an old lady.

Lemonade and his favorite peanut butter cookies were a neat treat. After all, she had told him many times he was her favorite paperboy.
His own treat for his customers came from his little boy's heart. Saad was so full of joy, and it made him many friends.
Everyone looked forward to his daily trips with the newspaper, even if some of the news was sad.
There were customers from all over. Some even came from China and Africa. Others had thick, wavy hair and some, no hair.
Saad didn't mind. He liked them all.
Some of his customers were fat, others skinny. And some had customs and clothes, which were different. But it didn't matter to Saad.
He liked them all.
Saad did have much good news to share, even if he didn't realize it. His smile and polite manners brought cheering-up news to all his customers.
Yes, Saad was a very special paperboy.

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Comments 38
Marwa Nice !!!!!!!!!!! Hiba baji and Aska and everybody else plz read my article Friendship and comment on it !!!!!!!!! Marwa
Jul 20th 2014
Azka Wow my sis u really made it may god bless u Azka
Jul 4th 2014
Tooba Keep it up nice imagination Tooba
May 11th 2014
Hiba Hey hiba i would love to be ur best friend . i know that u r a great personality so please introduce ur self to me :D Hiba
Dec 29th 2013
Hiba Thanx a lot Hiba
Dec 28th 2013
Amna Good effort Hiba....... Amna
Nov 29th 2013
Nuzhat Nice Nuzhat
Nov 8th 2013
Nuzhat Nice Nuzhat
Nov 8th 2013
Nimra Ookkk.. well i see in ur about me.. :P :))) well will u becum my bst frnd on vshine?? Nimra
Oct 8th 2013
Zuha Nimra by the way hw do yew know tht i study in dps?? Zuha
Oct 8th 2013
Zuha Yes nimra i study in dawood public school nd i don't know fiza nd musfirah.. plz every 1 like my stuff ;D Zuha
Oct 8th 2013
Azka Iraj first read and then send comments so that u can also write these kinds of poems.... Azka
Oct 2nd 2013
Iraj Super duper Iraj
Aug 21st 2013
Nimra Hey zuha u r of dawood public em i right? by the way do u know any musfira farooq or fiza farooq? they r also in dawood..!! :) reply soon..!! Nimra
Aug 1st 2013
Hoora Good one good Hoora
Jul 29th 2013
Hiba Good job hiba says another hiba :p Hiba
Jul 20th 2013
Zuha Hiba yar I am having problem in submitting my stories what shud I do?? Zuha
Jul 16th 2013
Hoora Good story Hoora
Jul 3rd 2013
Minahil I too like reading Mahnoor and sometimes my fellows call me a book bug! Minahil
May 25th 2013
Mahnoor I love readinggg....can call me a book bug but its true... Mahnoor
May 24th 2013
Minahil Nice thinking young lady.Actually I play board games when iam free or surf on net and study when iam free. Minahil
May 13th 2013
Hiba Oh muriam thanx yaar ...thanx alot and i must say u r also blessed ,,, may allah almighty help u in all the things u attempt Hiba
Apr 22nd 2013
Gullasht Thanks for comment and my stuff plz you msg your friends about my stuff plz plz Gullasht
Mar 28th 2013
Barbie Aoa!!! the vocablary you used is excellent and your story is well presented ...keeep up the hard work Barbie
Mar 22nd 2013
Hiba Thank you all alot....ask me questions and i would love to answer ur fav sub? how about, can we become pals??? Hiba
Mar 22nd 2013
raveeha WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I luv it! Raveeha
Mar 21st 2013
zahra Nice!!!!!!!! Zahra
Mar 18th 2013
marium Hiba this story is really nice .I love it .You have talent of writing doing creative work sketching plus drawing.You can become an Author and Artist too.May God bless you with more and more talents. Marium
Mar 18th 2013
marium Cool story!!! Marium
Mar 18th 2013
mariam Amazing! Mariam
Mar 18th 2013
zahra Very nice story keep it up Zahra
Mar 17th 2013
Hiba How are you all ??? Please tell me what do you do when you are getting bored off...something creative please ....long answers Hiba
Mar 13th 2013
Adventures Just WOW!!!!!!!!!!! this is amazing Adventures
Mar 12th 2013
zahra Nice Zahra
Mar 10th 2013
Tooba Nice try Tooba
Mar 5th 2013
Irum Ver creative story, hiba! u hav talent!=D Irum
Mar 2nd 2013
shaista Keep it up.....i love it Shaista
Feb 28th 2013
Khadijah Such a nice story. I love it ;) Khadijah
Feb 26th 2013

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