Stealth Mission: Home Edition

My parents keep a strict curfew. I have to be home by 10 pm or I’ll be grounded for a week. They’ve made this rule very clear, and I am well aware of it. But the truth is, I almost never follow it. This would be terrible for me and my social life except that…

Peril Squad 2: The Lost City of Harhenam

A special thank you to Henry, Amelia, and Harriet Symons for help in creating and staging the sets for this story. Synopsis: The Peril Squad are on a mission to find a soldier who deserted and set up his own kingdom in the jungle. Read Part 1 here. Peril Squad 2: The Lost City of…

Wishbelly

Roland went to see the Wishbelly when his family finally ran out of money to give the doctors for his sick father. Not that the doctors were helping, but they did provide Hope, which is a key ingredient to Life, as his grandmother said. The week after the money was almost all gone and it…

Peril Squad: The Beginning

Peril Squad: The Beginning Peril Squad began in the government organization SAP (Secret Adventure Protocol) because of a computer glitch. A member of the IT department was writing a program to email everyone the daily lunch menu and accidentally sent an email to three operatives and offered them a job. The first was Tatiana Cotton,…

My Pet Rog

My Pet Rog I have a pet cat. I found him under the front porch. I call him Rog since he’s as kind as Mr. Rogers and twice as friendly. What people notice first is that his eyes aren’t the same color as each other. It makes him unique. Of course, he doesn’t have fur,…

Breakfast at All-Size Inn

Breakfast at All-Size Inn Jasmine had worked at six motels, hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts in her career. Breakfast had always been easy: you put out the stuff and people came and ate the stuff and if the stuff ran low, you refilled the stuff. It was a bit different at All-Size Inn. Not only did…

The Good Octopus

The Good Octopus If you are like me, then the first thing your grandfather told you when you were young was to stay away from octopuses. It’s not that octopuses are bad; they are just tricksy. It’s all their arms. Most people have two arms, so you can see what they are doing, but octopuses…

First Flight

First Flight I look out the window, down at an engine so big I could stand up inside it. Of course it has to be big to move something as big as a building: a building that will be flying miles up in the air in a few minutes. I tighten my seat belt. This…

Justin Dreamcatcher

Justin Dreamcatcher was born on a Tuesday afternoon in art class. He knew his name was Justin since that was the name that was written on his tag in black marker. He listened to the teacher explain what a dreamcatcher was. “You put them near your bed and they will chase bad dreams away,” the…