Max




MAX
by
Sena Carlson
(age 10)


 Max was mostly a good boy, especially for a nine-year-old. He never talked back to his mother or father, never threw fits, and never bothered his two annoying sisters: Anita, age twelve, and Mary, who was only six months old. This could get pretty hard at times, especially when it came to Anita. Anita wanted everything to go her own way, and wouldn't speak if it didn't. She was constantly bossing Max around, and even though Max got so mad at her that he wanted to hit her, he never did.

     Even when his dog, Ruby, chewed up his brand-new book, Earagon by his favorite author , Christopher Taolini  all he did was make an apology to his grandmother, who had bought it for him, and go on with his life. Eventually, a couple of years later, he got the same exact book, but it was not brand-new; it was bought from a house from an ad in the newspaper. (This was because there were no more copies of that exact book in stores.)

     One night, when Max was eleven years old, he had a seizure. He'd had them before when he was two or three, but everybody thought that was over now. This was serious. He happened to be finishing his book, Earagon. He had such a bad seizure that his whole body stiffened up. He was holding the book so hard, that, somehow, just somehow, a sliver of his body slipped into the edge of the book's hard cover.

     Suddenly, he was swimming in... green slime? "Yuck!" he thought. He seemed to be in a new world, an absolutely amazing world. Suddenly, he dropped onto something very hard. He focused on adjusting his eyes in the thick fog. Suddenly, he saw an eerie shadow- of what? A dinosaur? As it came closer, it became clear. It was a dragon! Max's feet couldn't move as he watched the dragon coming closer. It was nine feet tall with fiery red nostrils and teeth. Oh, such horrible teeth! Just like in the story... 


(to be continued)


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My 10th Birthday


My 10th Birthday
by
Sena Carlson
(age 11)

I remember my 10th birthday. It was probably one of my favorite ones. The day started with breakfast out with Dad. On special occasions, he'll take me out on a "Daddy-date" to my favorite place, the Owls Head General Store. Dad always gets eggs and bacon with hash browns, and I always get a warm blueberry muffin with butter. (and sometimes two eggs with it. Mmm! It is delicious! On that special day, Dad got me a steaming hot chocolate.

      When we arrived home, I got ready to go out with my sister-in-law, Darcie, and her daughter, Shiina. We went to Darcie's friend's house who was an experienced stylist. She dyed Shiina's hair a radiant blue, and straightened mine so that it was soft and wavy. The whole tiring process took about two hours. After that, we went to KFC, and Shiina and I ordered the same thing- except Shiina didn't have applesauce and I didn't have gravy. When we arrived home again, Shiina stayed at my house and played with me until supper time. Just before supper, though, my dad took us to Lowe's. When we got home, we had fish. (Ugh, not my favorite!) Then we watched, the "Twilight Zone". 

At six o'clock, the guests started arriving. (It was just family.) My presents were LOTS and LOTS and LOTS doll clothes, nail polish, a new brush for my straightened hair, chap stick, and probably one of the greatest presents of all, Darcie's beautiful fake white Christmas tree! (My birthday is in November, so Christmas was coming up.) After presents we had my favorite cake of all, Boston Crème Pie cake! All in all, it was an awesome birthday- but the best was yet to come. 

The next Saturday, Emma and Shiina, my two best friends, went to the MRC to go ice skating with me. After we had skated for about three hours, we went to Hannaford to pick up my mini Frozen cake. (At the time I had loved the movie Frozen.) At home, we played with my American girl dolls and the new clothes I had got for them. Then, we dressed up (I was Queen Pa Deme from Star Wars) and had a tea party. Shiina scooped the cold, yummy mint chocolate chip ice cream, Emma served the steaming tea, and I cut the beautiful cake. After, we played some more and cleaned up my room. Then, we had my favorite meal, hot, steaming, spaghetti- with garlic bread!

        After that, we bundled up and went to the Festival of Lights. The parade was so colorful! It was right next to Planet Toys Store, so we went in and looked around. Shiina even bought glow sticks for us to use that night! After we got home, we played outside with my brother and his best friend, Joel. (Joel was spending the night, too.) Finally, we went inside because Emma got snow down her back. Then, we took our showers and snuggled into our sleeping bags on the living room floor. Then, we watched the new movie, "Cinderella", while finishing up our ice cream. All in all, it was an AWESOME birthday!


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Lab Rat (Part Six)



LAB RAT
by
Elias Cooper 
(age 11)


Chapter 6: The Tri-War

NEW SUPER-VILLAIN GANG RUNS INTO NEW YORK! the newspaper headlines screamed. “At least they’ve got one thing right.” grumbled Jasper as he put on his super suit. Caleb, Maya, and Jaden were doing the same. “You guys ready?” Jasper inquired.

“You betcha.” Jaden said.

“You know the plan--skydive bomb ‘em and make battle and beat them. Got it?” Jasper ran through instructions one more time.

“Sure thing, slugger.” Caleb saluted. Maya snickered.

“Let’s go to war.” Jaden cracked his knuckles at the end of his statement. Everyone laughed.

The four of them crouched on the Empire State Building. They watched the cars race back in forth along the streets below. They were in the middle of a giant thunderstorm. They were all soaked to the bone. “We’ve been here three hours! When’ll they come?” complained Jaden for the thousandth time. 

Caleb was fed up with it. “Just shut up!” he snarled. 

“You shut up first!” Jaden snarled back. 

“Both of you shut up!” Maya snarled. “All of you  shut your mouths all ready! They’ll hear you a mile away!”

Jasper snarled at everybody. They had all started snarling at each other when…. 

“Were you planning to ambush us? Ha!” A bolt of lightning struck the lightning rod on the Empire State Building. A blonde girl about fifteen materialized out of it. 

“You must be Electra.” Maya said dryly.

 “You got that right!” Electra smiled proudly. “But enough of the Hero/Villain banter. Let’s fight!” 

The building shook. A fifteen foot black Hulk with blue hair and nostrils the size of rice cookers leapt onto the building. “Hey guys!” he said in a rumbling voice. He had a creepy smile. Howls filled the air. A boy around Electra’s age with brown hair sat on the steps of the State Building. Literally a hundred wolves prowled around him. 

“Bro, it’s Alpha!” Jaden said. 

A black haired, Chinese girl appeared out of a strong gust of wind. 

“Windwhip!” Jasper muttered.

A red-headed girl jumped up on to the building from a geyser of mud. “It’s Terra, you guys!” Maya called out 

Frankenstein made the first move. He swung a giant fist at Jasper, who ducked. Soon the air was filled with blasted of fire, electricity, sonic booms, howls of wolves, and squeaks of rats. Then Victoria came out of nowhere and slammed into Frankenstein, and tried to throw him off the building telepathically. Frankenstein held firm. He picked up a dazed Victoria and threw her to kingdom come. Then missiles, bullets, exploding cannon balls, and energy blasts filled the air. A flying robot speeded toward them. Drone had made his first appearance. Then Valor came in and punched Caleb in the face.  But then...Maya was shooting at Drone, and the sounds of battle were so loud that she couldn’t hear Frankenstein lumbering up behind her. Frankenstein punched her so hard that she flew one thousand yards and smashed threw a window.


Then Jaden screamed.


(to be continued)


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Robot Family




Robot Family
by 
Sena Carlson
(age 10)


I have a robot family. First there's my mom, Awa; then there's my dad, Woo; my sister, Hohot; and finally, the baby, Yoliana. My name is Abcdef. My parents named me that because they love the alphabet.

Everybody in my family is weird. Awa likes to make rock-hard fruitcakes to throw at our neighbors. (Because they're mean.) Woo loves to ride around on his little pink moped. Hohot has a crazy obsession with pepper spray, and loves to spray anything she sees with it. Yoliona is the only one of us that can fly. Her favorite thing to do is glue peas onto the ceiling.  

You might be wondering about me and about all the crazy things I do. But really, I'm just an ordinary robot kid. All in all, my family is a weird one, that's because they're my robot family. (And I love them, too!)


(Assignment for Lesson #13 - Imagination)



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Lab Rat (Part Five)



LAB RAT
by
Elias Cooper
(age 11)

Chapter 5: Even Numbers

But bad things happened the next day. The newspaper headlines screamed  NEW SUPER-HERO JOINS HERO PAIR!  

Rats.” Jasper said as scanned the headlines. He turned to the others. “A new chap named Drone joined their amazing Highnesses the Hero Pair. He can turn to metal--unbreakable metal--and his hands and feet can turn into guns and cannons with sonic booms in them. Kinda like Caleb. Now people are calling the Hero Pair and Drone the U.S.H or Unbeatable Super-Heroes.” 

“Yuck.” Maya made a face. “That’s a stupid name.”

Caleb said,“But now we don’t out number the Hero Pai--”

You mean USH.” interjected Jaden. “Yeah. But we don’t out number MUSH or NUSH or whatchyamacallit anymore.”

“Yeah,”chimed in Jaden. “Your plan of surrounding them and ganging up on them won’t work anymore.”

Yeah.” Jasper said.

The next day, Maya went out to do intelligence mission. She came back with a tired and defeated face. Maya told them about the WarHawks.The WarHawks were a group of teenagers who had gotten SPP treatment as well. They believed in a communist government too. They just disagreed on who should rule.

“This is bad news.” Jasper said.


“Yeah.” Maya agreed. “The first JB is Electra. She has electric knives and can turn into pure electricity and shoot electricity and make electric shields. The second one is Frankenstein. In spite of the name, he looks like a big black Hulk.  Then there’s Terra. She can control the dirt and mud, like, make a dirt geyser that can blast you into space. Terra means earth in Latin. Then Windwhip. She can turn into wind and control wind. Her punches have the force of the worst windstorm behind them. Then last but not least, Alpha.  Except he communicates  with wolves but has no super strength.  He can crawl up any surface that’s solid. So all in all…we got a big fight on our hands.”

(to be continued)



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Sena's Tongue Twisters


TONGUE TWISTERS
by
Sena Carlson
(age 10)

The Lemon
 I love the luscious-looking lemon lily lying by the leaves!

  Randy the Rat
 Randy the ragged rat ran rapidly towards the rocking rabbit.


   Silly Senator Sena
 Silly senator Sena sings silly songs and speeches!



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Lab Rat (chap 4)




LAB RAT
by
Elias Cooper
(age 11)


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Chapter 4


Jaden, Caleb, and Maya

“Every super-villain needs a head-quarters. I think mine is awesome,”  Jasper said to no one in particular. He lounged in a room he had made in the sewer tunnels. The room was about 10 feet across and 9 feet high.He had washed the room  and disposed of the garbage. The room was carved in a wall on the side of the sewer tunnels. “This is the best room ever.” he repeated to Hybucha. Hybucha just stretched out on the rug (Yes, there was a rug. Awesome, right?). 

Then all of the sudden there was a knock on the door(Yeah. He had a door). “Gear up, guys.” The rats obeyed and got into position. Jasper opened the door and threw his hardest punch. A black haired girl about his age bent over backwards to avoid the blow. A young boy of about nine with black hair yelped and ran back a couple feet. “BRO!” he shouted. “Chill, chill. Chill. Chill.” 

The girl, who had fallen over, got back up. “We come in peace.” 

Jasper looked at her suspiciously. “Peace. P-E-A-C-E. Peace.” 

“I know what peace is and how to spell it!” Jasper snarled. “Now what’d ya want?” 

“We want to join you.” The girl said simply. 

“In what?” Jasper asked. 

“Listen, bub! You and the Hero Pair aren’t the only lab rats around here.” she paused to smile at her own joke. “Heh. Get it? Lab rat? Hahaha. Well, anyway, we know about the whole communist blah-de-blah-de-blah-blah-blah. So can we join you?”

Jasper shrugged. “I guess. But, to make sure you’re not spies...lie detector scan!” He smiled happily at the thought of using a lie detector.

  An hour later, when he was satisfied that they were not enemies, Jasper said, “Welcome to the newly formed team!” Then there was a knock on the door. Jasper opened it. 

A red haired boy who looked to be in his early teen years stood in the doorway. “Can I join you?”
     
The boy’s name was “Sonic Hammer” because he had a hammer that had sonic booms in it. The girl and boy who had come first were Arsiel and Flaming Fire. Everyone told  that “Flaming Fire” was repetitive but Flaming Fire stuck his tongue out and said “no” every time they said “change your name”.  Arsiel had archery powers but she couldn’t think up any good name so she called herself something cool. Flaming Fire could make things burst into flame and guid fire balls he shot with his mind.
“What’re your names? I’m Jasper,” Jasper said. “Caleb Malcom Zeb Sword Master the Third.” Sonic Hammer said. “So I’m Caleb.” “I’m Maya.” said Arsiel. “I’m Jaden,” said Flaming Fire. You could tell that Jaden and Maya were siblings. They had the same black hair and olive skin. Maya was twelve, Jaden was ten, and Caleb was fourteen. 

Jasper was dismayed that he was the second youngest. He suspected that Caleb or Maya would try and wrest his position as leader from him. But that didn’t happen. In fact, Caleb said, “What’d we do now? You’re the expert on “super-villainy.” He air quoted the word “super-villainy” with his fingers.


“I’ll tell you what we do.” said Jasper. “Now here’s the plan….”
(to be continued)


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