Self-Delivery

I got the idea for this story on Wednesday, but I got COVID earlier in the week, so this is the first I’ve had the strength to write it down. You could chalk this up to my fevered brain, although I write this kind of thing all the time, so I guess that’s no excuse….

Windows on the World

We got one of those Windows on the World packages today, or as the commercials say: “Just . . . WOW!” I was in class when the installers came to hang the panels, and I came out of my room to find my mother sweeping up the packing materials and pushing it all down the…

Moon Kimchi

Mirae Kim watched the pockmarked surface of the moon get bigger in the window of the spaceship Chandra. Her stomach felt queasy with a mixture of excitement, nervousness, and three days in zero gravity. She had tried to eat the food the crew had given out, but most of it would not stay down. The…

I, Fry Cook

I, Fry Cook Burger Lux felt like the unholy fusion of a crypt and a factory. A craptory, as I called it. There was no dining area, just four drive-thru windows along one side of the building. Behind the windows, a swarm of machines cut and fried and wrapped and packed 24 hours a day,…

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…

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…

Cay and the Homework Chase

Cay and the Homework Chase Cay lived in a house on the Moon with his mom and dad and rocket-dog Squiddie. He went to elementary school every day, but he could not walk there. His school was on Earth. It was Monday and Cay was very tired. He had been playing moon-golf with his friends…