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Melody is in the fifth grade and she has cerebral palsy. She is a very intelligent girl but she can’t show anyone that because she can’t talk, walk, or do anything besides wiggle her fingers. Her mom tells her that she is going to have a baby sister. Melody gets this machine that she calls the “medi-talker” it is a computer where she has all of her words and names she needs and she can type words too. So now she can communicate with everyone else. They are having this competition that they have every year at school called Whiz Kids and that is where they have to answer questions about everything. She makes the team and they win the competition against the schools around the area, so they got to go to Washington D.C. for the finals. That morning that they were supposed to go when they got to the airport they said their flight was cancelled, and the team had caught an earlier flight. So Melody was devastated that she could not go to the competition. The next day she was still upset but wanted to prove she was okay by going to school. Her mom was running late for work and Melody had seen the Penny (her baby sister) get out of the house so she started to yell and shout but she didn’t have her medi-talker so she couldn’t tell her mom. Next thing you know the mom backed up right into penny so she had to go to the hospital. If you want to learn more read to find out!
Dear to whomever may be reading this,
The most commotion I had ever seen was yesterday, Friday, in October, when I saw a house take flight. Ya, go ahead, call me crazy but it’s not like I go around with a camera ready to shoot any hectic activity going on around me. so here’s the jist. I was walking outside yesterday, probably about five o’clock. I was planting the last of my sprouted flowers and BAM! out of nowhere this house blasted off into the air and out of sight. I had always been suspicious of that family I just never bothered to complain. They are have really distinct ways and activities with their huge plants in the front of their yard and the fact that they nearly never go outside. I mean everyone has to leave their home to get food and go to work for money sooner or later, right? And have you seen their garage!?! They don’t even have a car! And I should know. At the last garage sale in my neighborhood when it was still humid out, they put their stuff out in their garage and peeked out the door every so often. They only had about a dozen things and nothing else in their garage, not even cabinets! Then there was another time when during halloween last year all of the kids, and I mean ALL of the kids, went trick-or-treating except for their family and they put a sign up on the door but no one could read it because the letters weren’t our alphabet style. it look almost like signs. and it’s not like the kids actually saw the sign or anything. I have probably wasted your time since you’re reading this and disagreeing with everything that I had written so I sold my house and decided to move to Georgia wear I could clear things out of my mind(I think). Hopefully things are normal, even though, all I have been through, I don’t know what normal is.
From, your dear writer
P.S. if you see any alien/ paranormal activity in your new neighborhood, my advice is to move before you go crazy like me.
The day, that terrible day in June, my mother had died. She was an amazing woman with much to offer. It makes me smile when I think of all the time we went bird watching. My mother loved birds so much, I can’t even find the word. I’ve been wearing black, all black. Shoes, shirt, pants, even black lipstick. I don’t’ think I will ever be the same.
One freezing night before I went to bed, the sky was oddly blue, dark blue. I couldn’t seem to figure out why. When I laid in my uncomfortable bed, I had a feeling one can’t describe. A chill spiraled down my spine. The door squeaked open slowly. I head wind howling. Where was that coming from? I walked down the pitch black hallway. I couldn’t see anything. The noise was coming from my mother’s bedroom. I quietly stepped into the bright room. What was it bright? When we first moved into the house my mom painted white delicate birds on every inch of the walls. I discovered a large space without any birds. The window was open, the sky still bold and blue. I watched on little cotton white bird peel off the wall, first the wing, then the head, then the other wind and finally the wait. That bird didn’t fall to the ground. It flew out the window gracefully like a real bird. Was this a dream? Thoughts were running though my head and spinning. Wow I said, I woke up, weird dream. I walked into mom’s room and there was only one bird left. I remember that is the one I helped my mom paint.
The time I…
My name is Aden, I have brown eyes and black hair and I am 38 years
old. I work at N.A.S.A which stands for National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. I have been working there for fifteen years now. I am going
to tell you about the time I finally went into space!
It all started when I first started at N.A.S.A! I was a shy guy. But I
had a specific dream that was to go in space! So I had a wife and
her name was Anne. She was wonderful and she shared the same
dream with me. She was an engineer for space shuttles. Also we
had a grand house that had 3 stories, 4 bedrooms, an office, 3 ½
bathrooms, and also a beautiful backyard. One day we had decided
to go and lay out a plan if we did ever go out in space! Then, I told
Anne that this plan of ours was going to come true! First things first,
I needed all the supplies. In the next 5 years I’ve been stealing little
things that I need that no one would bother to look for. In the 7th year
of the plans we had made the engines of the space shuttle. My wife
handled that one. Next, I knew I needed astronaut suits. They were
really easy to grab! Finally, after 8 years we had the shuttle ready.
You would never guess what our shuttle was. OUR HOME! We just
added the engines to the bottom of the house. So on April 26, 2001 at
8:38 PM, we took off. It looked like pretty fireworks! Can you imagine
it? I feel sorry for the pine trees that were in our yard! They fell and
died. Our main control system was on the top floor and that was the
only light on in the house so the energy won’t die. At 12:19 AM, we
were circling the moon! It was beautiful! When my wife finally told
me we were running out of fuel we took off down to Earth and went
When we finally made it back to our town we got back to
normal. We went to work every day. But we made sure we wouldn’t
tell ANYBODY. But I have to say it was very hard not to. But I
managed it! That is the time I went into space!
Wind gusting through the air,
Breezes going down my spine.
Curtains flopping all around,
Having that empty feeling on the inside.
There is always something unusual.
As you might say, a flaw in the drawing.
Trying to escape the flock,
The troublemaker of a bird.
Windows up and window down,
The clouds in the sky will always be a town.
From Alex’s head… in Escape From Furnace: Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith
Since I am not allowed to have any paper or pencil in this god forsaken hole, I will just write this in my head and hopefully remember it for once I escape. When the guards locked me in the hole, I didn’t know how long I would be in there or what time of day it was. I don’t even know if I’ll be fed! They said that I was to be locked in here for a month, not to be disturbed or let in until that time, but the guards said that they can find a way for accidents to happen, and after what I saw back on top I believe them. I just saw Donovan, I started seeing people the moment I was locked in here. Donovan was the only person who didn’t hate me, who didn’t scream at me…how am I going to survive down here for a month…? When I first got locked down here, I felt a vent that opens up into a deeper hole, probably my poop shoot. Maybe, I can dislodge it somehow and use it as a weapon. I’m not entirely sure how it would work as a weapon, but maybe. After spending what seemed like hours trying to pry the vent from the ground with bloody, blistered, fingers, I finally succeeded.
Divergent Poem in Beatrice’s point of view
Getting ready to decide my fate
Cant even bare to hold up my own weight,
As I walk to the knife and bowls
I can almost hear the crying souls,
Begging to change their minds
Kicking and screaming through opaque blinds.
Should I stand out and stay different?
Or be the same and silent?
My dad will kill me if I change
But I can’t help it if I’m strange
Why should I change my way of life,
Because I definitely won’t end up a perfect housewife
My time is here
Chaos is near
My parents’ disapproving frowns
I won’t be able to take it; I’ll just want to drown
Rather than face my new lifestyle.
There once was an old man named Mr. Grimm. He was famous for writing fairytales and great stories. This story I’m about to tell you was lost in Grimm’s time and was found until now. But that’s a tale for some other time. Well, let’s begin.
This story starts with a quaint little house and a magical mystery. The old man living in the house was very grumpy and found no joy in life. Everything changed one afternoon when he heard a faint echo down the hall. The man got up and muttered to himself, “What kind of person would dare interrupt my relaxation time and peace!” When he got to the end of the hall and stepped into the room he blinked a dozen times and couldn’t believe his eyes. For in that room, at that very moment was something or I should say someone extraordinary. You want to know what I’m talking about, do you? Well, I’m sorry I can’t tell you now. Alright stop giving me that look. The strange creatures making a loud noise were little men! Oh, I should say dwarfs. That’s what they liked to be called better. The dwarfs wore a concentrated look as they pounded hot metal and steel. “What the……….” was all the man could manage to say. These magical beings were creating glowing hot stuff in the middle of his house. He screamed at them and shouted threats at them, but they paid no attention to him, for they were too absorbed in their work to notice. The man had to do something. He decided to sit and wait, and he fell asleep. BANG! The old man woke up with a start to find that all the dwarfs were staring him. That made him a little uncomfortable. “Um, my name is Herald. I want all of you to leave my house now!” The leader of the dwarfs replied, “We cannot leave, for we have no place to go. You will be rewarded for letting us house here for the next year or so and I’m…………..” Year! Stay!? You must be joking! I don’t want some smelly little people burning my house and making so much noise. I’m old and want to be left alone. Go someplace else, and why are you here anyway?!” The head dwarf ignored his outburst and question. “I’m Mo. These are my brothers Ky, Sey, Lee, and Bo.” The man snickered at their strange names and soon burst out laughing with all his might. “Ha, ha, ha, ha! Those are the most stupid names I ever heard! Ha, ha, ha!” Mo and his brothers scowled at him and just resumed their work. Hours passed and finally the man stopped laughing. “That was the best laugh I’ve had in years!” He soon realized that all the dwarfs were gone. “Where did they go now?” With a sigh the man shuffled his way to look for Mo and the rest of the dwarfs. A sweet scent made its way into his nose and oh, it smelled so good. Herald made his way to the kitchen and wasn’t surprised to find all the dwarfs gathered there. He was surprised though, to find they were all busying themselves with cooking. “These strange men could cook?!” Herald inched closer to observe what ingredients they were putting in. Ky was mixing strange herbs that he doesn’t remember having. “What are you cooking? You better clean the mess up. That smells good.” Herald waited a while and inhaling the sweet scent. Finally the wait was over and the dwarfs assembled their meal on the table and gorging themselves like pigs. “You are disgusting. I have plates and utensils you know.” Herald got up and grabbed enough silverware, plates, and napkins for everyone.The old man also piled his plate high with strange food and ate. “I never had a home cooked meal in years!” Mo and his brothers grunted in return and continued eating, but this time they were using forks and such. A while later everyone finished eating. “What kind of delicious food did you make? I don’t remember having those strange ingredients.” The old man asked in curiosity. “See this bag?” said Mo. “It comes from our world. You can fit anything in this pouch no matter how large and it will feel as light as a feather. My brothers and I store valuable items and food. The food we made today is normal, nothing special.” “It was great. What did you put in it?” wondered Herald. “You do not want to know. You’ll throw up. Humans aren’t used to it.” replied Lee. “ Fine don’t tell me.” The man started towards the door but Bo stopped him. “If you really want to know, I’ll tell ya. We put chicken feathers, giants’ toe, moldy tree bark, lions’ fur, chilli peppers, salt, and cabbage. Oh and pineapple juice. Yumm! I’m making myself hungry.” Herald threw up on the spot. Mo swatted Bo’s ear and growled, “Why did you tell him you dingwipe. Now you just earned yourself a chore. Clean up his barf. The rest of us will clean him up. And make some soothing tea. The rest of you, come on!” “Do we have to? It’s all Bo’s fault.” complained Sey. The man woke up the next day in his own bed feeling a little tired. Mo came in and brought him tea. “What happened last night?” asked Herald. “Nothing.” Mo replied.The dwarfs went about in their business shaping hot steel in the living room. Herald decided to find out where the dwarfs came from. There must be a hidden portal or something. The old man searched everywhere and found nothing. He decided to search the basement. Herald slowly descended the steps and saw a tiny door. Only three inches high. That’s the exact size of the dwarfs. The door had a faint green glow seeping in through the cracks. A peculiar sight to Herald because his life isn’t very exciting. “This is my last chance for adventure and to solve a mystery.” He excitedly exclaimed. His frown crawled up into a smile. This hasn’t happened in a long, long time. The old, not so grumpy man, opened the small door and stared into blackness. He started to crawl inside and wedge his way through when he heard a shout, “Don’t go in there! There is great evil in that world! That’s why my brothers and I escaped to take refuge here! Come back!” Mo and the other dwarfs tugged on the old man’s feet, but they were not strong enough. Herald, along with all the dwarfs, tumbled into the swirling blackness. They fell into the little door in the basement.
To be continued…
I have a story to share to all those who are living in Bloomingdale.
In Bloomingdale things are always extraordinary. It started when I was a
kid. Many people had said that the house next door was magical. I didn’t
believe them until a family moved in. I was only 10 at the time, but I
remember it all. That house was really enchanted. The family that
moved in had a man, a wife, and his daughter. The daughters’ name was,
Emily. She became my friend after a while. One day we had a sleepover,
and that was the day the house became enchanted. That night when we
were playing in Emily’s room, I told her what people said about her
house. She agreed that it was probably not true. When she said that,
there was a loud bang on the front door. We were very scared. Emily’s
dad answered but then ran back and hid everyone. He said he saw aliens.
This time we all believed him because there was a window and there
were trees, but the trees were going higher. That’s when I realized that
the house was blasting out into outer space. We had to get back down,
but how. We decided to take a look around to see if we can find an
escape plan. We all searched until we found where the aliens were
sitting, which was in the living room. These aliens surely looked strange
to me. They were watching TV. I snuck towards them and heard them
talking in English. These aliens were very smart. I heard one of them say,
“What a great place to watch TV.” I realized all they wanted was our TV. I
stepped out of the shadow. I couldn’t let them get away with this. So I
said, “What do you want?” They answered, “We have come from the
planet Mars. We have been bored. You took our TV. So we will take it
back.” I did not like the sound of this. I couldn’t let them get my friend’s
house. I asked them if there was a way back to Earth. They said all you
had to do was turn off the TV remote, which they kept in their hands. I
went back to the hiding spot. Emily’s parents were scared for me. I told
them what I had discovered. They were happy with what I found out. We
decided to make a plan. Since the TV was working the phones were
working. I called my parents, and it turns out that they realized that the
house was gone too, and they will do anything to get me back down. I
told them the plan and they were now part of it. We had 2 plans. The 1st
plan was to unplug the TV; the second was to try to distract them into
turning it off. We tried the first plan first. Emily unplugged the TV, and it
turned out that this was some magical TV, because it still showed the
colorful screen and the aliens were still happy. The second plan was
going to take some time, because aliens were very scary to Emily. We let
Emily stay behind, and that she said that she would only come into the
action if she was needed. I hope she wasn’t needed, because I didn’t like
seeing her scared. Things had to be done fast. Emily’s parents said I was
in charge of the plan. So I went out and did my part: to associate with the
aliens. I went up and sat down next to the alien with the remote. The
alien asked what I was doing. I said that I wanted to watched the show,
and they said “OK.” While I was watching the show I saw Emily’s parents
sneak up behind the aliens. They were really in action. All the sudden
the first alien said “Hey what was that sound.” I couldn’t speak. They had
found Emily’s parents. What would Emily do? It turns out Emily was
already in action. She stepped out of her hiding spot with a worried look
on her face. The aliens looked terrified. I did not know what was going
on. I was confused. Why were the aliens scared of Emily and not me or
Emily’s parents? It could have been her scared, horrified look on her
face. Emily walked slowly towards the aliens and screamed. This scared
the aliens a lot. They have never heard such sound. Then I said, “Give me
the remote and leave if you want her to stop. Also you most find a new
TV at a new planet. ” They did as I said and left in a hurry. I don’t know
how they left, but I did here a loud rumble like a rocket ship. As long as if
they were gone I knew we were safe. Emily hugged me for a long time,
for she had never been as frightened as this before. Her parents were so
happy with how brave she was. When I got the remote I quickly pressed
the off button. I was so eager to get home. The house then dropped, like a
big drop. Luckily it was moving at a safe speed. While we were dropping
down I threw the remote out the window, hoping it would break. Then I
fell, as we hit the surface. That was a big drop. When I got myself
together, I ran out the door and hugged my parents, which was the last
part of the plan. The neighbors were right. This was one enchanted
house. Emily and her parents eventually moved again, to the far side of
the town away from the house. We were still friends and still are now.
But there is only one secret that we both share, from the night the aliens
came to her house, to today. That house was one darn, old house. It was
James bond goes to Eton Academy because his parents died. He gets a really good education but has no friends. As he adjusts to the new life he has an idea to race in the Hellebore school triathlon. He is a very fast runner and wants to come in first. The problems in his way are Mr.Hellebores experiment and Hellebores son, George. James bond is number 007 in the competition. 007 becomes his number in a different book. In the triathlon there is swimming,going against targets ,and running. James competes in this and has a crazy idea to punch Hellebore’s son because he was cheating. He then has to get on a train to Scotland because his uncle is dying. When he gets on the train Hellbore’s son is on the train and James befriends Red Kelly. When he got to scotland his aunt welcomed him at the train station. Then they zoomed home and James talked with his uncle and he said don’t be a spy and about a lab experiment that is going on with Hellebore. James decides to check it out and meets meatpacker an american spy. In the night meatpacker sneaks out to spy on them but the next day is found dead by eals. The next night james sneaks in to the castle to be found in a testing room with weird eals. Then Hellebore decides to turn james into an eal minion but james escapes from Hellebores clutches, kills Hellebore and destroys his lab. Then at the end James uncle dies.
In my opinion this graphic novel is action packed with adventure and a great story line on every page,it also has a little gore on every page. I like how James bond uses his surroundings in this graphic novel to get to places. James was a very good spy in this graphic novel even though he had no gadgets. James bond tries his hardest just to survive, if you like action this is the graphic novel for you. If compared to a book, that’s up to you, so read it.