Fiction 59: kids winners
One normal day I was playing video games. Suddenly the characters leaped out of the game! I was speechless! They said, “Hello, creature from another universe!” “Hello,” I said softly. They looked around and said, “Nice house!” “Thanks,” I muttered. Then to my amazement they said, “What is your bidding?” I smiled and said, “You will see,” and laughed.
When it comes to Nicolas’ favorite things to do—writing, reading and drawing—there’s one thing uniting them all: comics. Not only does the Sherwood Montessori student dig reading them (Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are two faves), but he also writes and draws his own.
The Monsters Under My Bed
There are monsters under my bed. They crawl and creep, whisper and shout, smirk, scowl, and they keep me awake at night. Some nights, I go sleep on the couch. Others, I push them away. Mom doesn’t believe me. Dad doesn’t either. One night I pushed the monsters under their bed. But all that did was make mom grumpy.
Hooker Oak Elementary student Maddy loves to read, especially cat stories. Not stories about cats as pets, but stories in which the cats are the characters having all the adventures, as in the Warriors series and its clans of, well, warrior cats. In addition to reading and writing, she likes to watch Netflix on her computer. Her most recent discovery: The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The smell of pie makes me forget about the fight I had with mother earlier. When my pie is done, I have a slice. It’s not as good as usual. I remember baking with mother. I become sad again. I knock on mother’s door, then walk in. I apologize. She does too. Then together we finish the pie. “Delicious!’’
Sherwood Montessori student Aveline wrote her Fiction 59 story as part of a class assignment from her teacher Sheng Vang, and while she wouldn’t go so far as to say writing is her favorite subject, she did say, “I do like it more than math.” What she really likes is reading mythology and baking, and she’s also learning to sew.
I picked some berries from the berry tree. I stopped. I saw a waterfall. I realized it was what I had been looking for. A small door swung open and a man came out. I had to get there in time. I ran. He was starting to close the door when I got up. He said, “Hello, princess Vivian!”
Last week, I went over to my friend’s house. We got chased by a killer clown and jumped off a roof. My friend accidentally ripped his pants so his underwear was showing. We climbed in the sewer, then saw something dark and scary coming towards us, so we ran out quickly. We went home to play video games instead.
Rose had a flag in her hand. Her teacher asked her to trot. “If she takes it into a cantor, drop the flag,” she said. Rose dropped the flag and got one hand on the reins. She was almost to the fence. Tux stopped and Rose fell. Tux took off. Rose got up slowly and walked out the gate.