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Stroy Image The "Olympic-hood" of the Traveling Athletes: Part I

Prologue

Maximillian Wu, Aleisha Davis, and Connor Ford are best friends, have been since they were in diapers. When they aren’t in school or sleep ...

 

Super Fly

Monty Fluttering was a normal fly. He was the proud father of 300 larvae and lived a happy, middle-class, house fly life. He was already one-month-ol ...

 

Story Image Granny's Blue Suede Shoes

Another perfectly sunny day and we were on our way to Granny’s house. I loved my Granny a bunch, but there was never any thing to do at her house besi ...

 

Story Image Never-ending New Year's Eve

On the morning of what was supposed to be January 1, Maddie Wyatt awoke with a huge smile on her face.

"Hello 2008!" she exclaimed.

...

 

Story Image Fire Walker

Mika Star had a secret. A family secret. A secret that she hadn’t told anyone except Nightingale, her pet turtle.

Mika was a member of the Wa-z ...

 

Story Image Game Over: The Haunted Maze

Malcolm loved soccer. He was co-captain of his middle school soccer team, he subscribed to three different soccer magazines, and he had an autographe ...

 

Story Image The Penny Case

You are a detective with Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization. You are assigned to the "Penny" case involving computer h ...

 

Story Image The Strange Case of Dr. Peters and Mr. McGoo

Lauren was not thrilled when her dad announced his State Department job was relocating them to Istanbul in Turkey. She loved her life in Perth, Iowa, ...

 

Story Image The Book of Possibilities

Every year, Gregory received a unique gift from his eccentric Uncle Theodore, who was an antiques dealer. One year, he got an edition of the first Bat ...

 

Story Image The Case of the Missing Manuscript

Sir William Chancery awoke before dawn in his London mansion. Not a naturally cheerful man, he arose in an especially good mood for he had recently a ...

 

Story Image Adventures of Cora the Supermermaid!

When Cora was ten years old, she was the happiest mermaid in the Pacific Ocean. She would play racing games with dolphins from Hawaii and swim on her ...

 

Parade Pandemonium

Connor loved going to the St. Patrick's Day parade. He went every year with his grandparents and his six cousins. That morning he awoke with excitemen ...

 

Story Image Mountains of Snow

When Andrew woke up, he realized that he’d overslept for school – again. It was almost 10 a.m. and his alarm hadn’t
gone off. “Why didn’t Mom wake me ...

 

Story Image Thanksgiving Day Mix-Up

Thanksgiving was Teddy's favorite day of the whole year. He loved to wake up early and head downstairs to help his dad start cooking the yummiest thin ...

 

Story Image Halloween Hoo-Ha

Lauren was taking her little brother Tom out trick-or-treating. Lauren, who'd rather have been at a party with her friends, was in a bad mood. Tom and ...

 

Story Image School Bus Bust

Danielle was having a regular morning: She woke up for school, got ready, and ate breakfast. She got out to her bus stop at her usual time and waited. ...

 

Story Image Heat Wave

It was the hottest day Kelly could remember. She was used to August being hot, but this was too much. The air conditioning was hardly working, the poo ...

 

Story Image Fast Fireworks

Johnny was so excited about the 4th of July that he couldn't stand it. He loved this holiday. Every year he went to the park with his family to have a ...

 

Story Image May Flowers

Jenna walked to a field near her house to pick wildflowers for her mother for Mother's Day. She tried to pick mostly yellow and purple flowers, her mo ...

 

Story Image April Showers

On spring weekends, John, his little brother Seth, and their dad often went sailing. They had a small sailboat that was pretty old, but still did the ...

 

Story Image March Madness

It was the first warm day of the year, and for Thomas and his family, that meant one thing: baseball. Thomas had a big family, with three brothers and ...

 

Story Image Spacey Sledding

Kimmy and her neighborhood friend Jared loved sledding. Their town had a big snowstorm, and Kimmy and Jared headed down to the biggest, steepest hill. ...

 

Story Image Nutcracker Nonsense

Casey was stuck watching his sister dance in "The Nutcracker" -- again. Every year, he had to sit through the long ballet. This year, he had ...

 

Story Image Turkey-Schmurkey

Thanksgiving was always a zoo at Ellie's house. With 13 cousins, many aunts and uncles, and Ellie's parents and siblings, there was hardly room for ev ...

 

Story Image Halloween Hoopla

Jasmin's parents were legendary for the crazy Halloween parties they threw every year. Her dad built elaborate props and sets, and her mom made the be ...

 

Story Image School Daze

Sam let out a big yawn as he got off the school bus. He was having a hard time getting up early and remembering everything he needed for school. As he ...

 

Story Image The Crazy Campfire

Julie loved her Girl Scout troop's annual camping trip. They swam in a lake, hiked, played games, and roasted marshmallows over a campfire at night. O ...

 

Story Image Off the Deep End

Adam and his twin sister Amy were both stars of their neighborhood swim team. They swam every chance they got. They'd been begging their parents forev ...

 

Story Image Freaky Father's Day

Jack knew that Father’s Day was coming up soon, and he wanted to get his dad an awesome present. But Jack couldn't think of any great gift ideas. So h ...

 

Story Image Magic Mom

Sophia thought she had the world's best mom. Mrs. Rivera told great stories, made awesome cupcakes, and loved to go biking and swimming with her famil ...

 

Story Image The Good Luck Tree

Adrienne woke up super-early on April 22 -- it was Earth Day, and she and her friends were volunteering at a state park. They were part of a school gr ...

 

Story Image Luck of the Irish

Janey's mom always brought in St. Patrick's Day treats for her class. This year, her mom planned to bring green cupcakes, but she had a big project fo ...

 

Story Image When Pigs Have Wings

James loved animals so much that he wanted to be a vet or work in a zoo someday. On weekends, he often helped out at a nearby farm. His favorite anima ...

 

Story Image Magic Mountain

Meghan was on her first skiing trip with her family. Her older brother Brett was already a good skiier, but Meghan could barely stand up on her skis. ...

 

The Book That Kept on Giving

Nikki wasn't expecting any gifts this holiday season. Her family was tight on money, and things were even worse this year. Nikki tried to ignore all t ...

 

Story Image Dinner on the Run

It looked like it'd be another boring Thanksgiving for André and his family. Mom was doing all the cooking, Dad was cleaning up, and the rest of ...

 

Story Image Spooky School

Laurie had always heard rumors that her middle school was haunted, but she didn't believe it. She knew there was no such thing as ghosts.
The week of ...

 

Story Image Royal Dreams

Jennifer had just finished reading her favorite book, "The Princess Diaries", when she fell fast asleep. She had stayed up late reading in b ...

 

Story Image Creepy Corn on the Cob

Brady's family lived near a big cornfield, which was owned by their neighbor, Mr. Maxfield. Mr. Maxfield was pretty weird, but he always let Brady and ...

 

Story Image Summer Bummer

Finally, it was the last day of school! Katey had been thinking about summer for weeks. She couldn't wait to swim, go to the beach, and spend every da ...

 

Story Image Out of This World

Sara's dad worked at an observatory, and she loved going to work with him so she could look at the stars through the huge telescope. Usually, he took ...

 

Story Image Pinch Me

Kelly's favorite holiday was St. Patrick's Day. Every year, her family celebrated by making a float for their town's St. Patrick's Day parade. This ye ...

 

Story Image The Mile Run

Today in gym class, we were supposed to run the mile – outside! We all got bundled up for the cold weather, but when we got to the gym, Coach McSwatt ...

 

Story Image A Feast of Feathers

Tim's favorite holiday was always Thanksgiving. He loved having his relatives come over. He loved to watch football on tv with his dad and grandpa. An ...

 

Story Image Halloween Costume Chaos

Every year, Marney's mother made her Halloween costume, but this year was different. Marney was eleven years old, and she wanted to make her own costu ...

 

Story Image A Meaningful Memorial Day

When we walked into history class one Monday in the middle of May, Mr. Murphy had written on the chalkboard, "What is Memorial Day?" "I ...

 

Story Image Dinner for Breakfast

James was sleepy as he went downstairs for breakfast. As he sat down at the kitchen table, he noticed that instead of his usual breakfast of juice and ...

 

Story Image The Meatball Plant

It had been to long to winter, and Johnny was happy to see the first spring plants and flowers starting to grow in his backyard. Johnny saw daffodils ...

 

Story Image A Different Kind of Valentine

Madeline was feeling very shy. The children in her class were passing out their Valentine's Day cards to each other. Earlier in the week, Madeline tho ...

 

Story Image Tricky Ski Trip

Mildred asked me to go along with to her family for to their yearly trip to the ski lodge. On the drive to the mountains all Mildred talked about was ...

 

Story Image The Unusual Holiday Tree

This was our first holiday since we moved from Maine to Arizona. We were all looking forward to our to winter holiday. One night, Dad came home and ye ...

 

Story Image Odd Cousin Nora

Sammy's cousin, Nora, was invited to Thanksgiving dinner. Sammy had never met Nora before. In fact, Sammy's mom had always talked about Nora as being ...

 

Story Image Summer of Fun

I was really looking forward to my upcoming summer. I would be a Junior Counselor at Camp Towanga. But one night my mom said she had some bad news. “ ...

 

Story Image It's Too Hot!

Everyone in Jenny’s apartment building has been really grumpy. The air conditioning system has been broken since the 4th of July, and the summer tempe ...

 

Lights Out!

Mary and her sister, Casey, were terrified!Mary was babysitting her little sister when the power went out in the house. It was windy and stormy outsid ...

 

Story Image Be My Valentine

Usually Paul couldn’t wait for the end of the school day – but not today. Paul’s mom was making him go to the Valentine’s Dance, even though he really ...

 

Story Image Mother's Day Mayhem

This year, Mother's Day was extra important -- it was also my mom's birthday! My little brother, Eric, and I decided to give her a special gift. Mom l ...

 

Story Image Planet Weird

Joey was stuck visiting his great-aunt Hilda this weekend. She had lots of fun stuff at her house -- like a telescope and a huge magnifying glass - ...

 

Story Image Back to Cruel

Tommy sighed as he got in the car with mother to drive to school. It was hard to go back to school now that his mom was a teacher at his school. As th ...

 

Story Image A Valentine's Mess

Not everyone in Mrs. Elroy's class was excited about Valentine's Day -- especially Scott. He didn't like the cards or all the talk about lovey-dovey s ...

 

Story Image Where is Mr. Lincoln?

To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Liza’s family decided to take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King gave h ...

 

Story Image Valentine's Day Birthday

Mary had always felt extra special because of her Valentine's Day birthday. Every year, her mom would bake a strawberry cake with bright pink icing, a ...

 

Story Image Eat my dust!

Mary Sue would ride her bike
to nowhere in particular.
She zoomed up and down concrete streets
so smooth and perpendicular.

Mary Sue's little b ...

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