The Book Under the Bed

The Book Under the Bed The box under Michael’s bed was in a fire-proof documents safe with two keys. It was a lot of protection, especially since Michael took it out and read the book every day without fail. It was the sort of book he should have found in the dusty corner of an…

Writing Corner: World Building

World Building Story World: the setting of a story The nice thing about fiction is that you, the writer, make the rules. When you write non-fiction, you are (hopefully) limited by facts. But with fiction, you can change whatever you want to fit the story. This is especially true with the setting, or story world….

Gamified Grammar

Gamified Grammar It was finals day at the X-Box Online High School, and Jamie only had one test left: Fantasy Grammar. His sword technique was okay, but he was still shaky on his verb tenses. He put on his VR goggles. The scene changed to a snowy forest. A barbarian with an axe appeared and…

Alone on Top of the World

Alone on Top of the World Dawn came early on top of the world. It was a hard dawn, not like the mellow mornings down below. Up on top, the glaring sunrays were as flint-edged as the wind and the burning cold. But there was light and it found its way through the crack in…

Writing Corner: Genre

Genre The category or kind of story it is. Usually used for stories, books, TV shows, and movies The word “genre” just means “kind” or “type” but it is a special word usually used for types of stories, such as in books, TV shows, or movies. I am only going to talk about written story…

Pixela

Pixela Pixela lived with her mother and father in a castle at the top of a tall toog tree in the middle of the Mahika Forest. One day she was picking flowers near her home when she heard a loud noise. A group of monsters appeared with huge axes. Pixela was a little afraid, but…