By: Lydia (3rd grade)
My name is Jane. I work at an ice cream company. I am 30 years old, and I was chosen to invent a new ice cream flavor. I thought about what kids would like, and I also thought about all the fruits I loved as a child. So, I decided to make a rainbow ice cream flavor.
It is going to have six flavors and six colors. There will be one flavor for each color of the rainbow. The first color would be red, and its flavor would be cherry. The second color would be orange, which would of course be orange flavor. Next is yellow. The flavor I came up with for yellow would be lemon. Green is lime. I can’t wait to tell you blue! Blue’s flavor is blueberry! I’m excited, because blueberry is my very, very favorite! The very last color, purple, is plum flavored.
It smells like a cold fruit salad. When I chew it, I hear a soft crunch of ice. It feels like a cherry smoothie, melting in my mouth. It feels as cold as a freezing winter day. When you open up the lid of the ice cream, it looks like you’re going to have a rainbow in your mouth.
I told my best friend, Tiffany, that I invented this new ice cream flavor, and I asked if she would be willing to test it for my boss. She said, “Absolutely!”
When she did test it, she said it was delicious, and my ice cream, called Rainbow Splash, was a success!
The Unwanted Megaman Adventure
By: Durin (5th grade)
“Yeah!” I shout triumphantly as the Boss Defeated theme song for Megaman Unlimited starts playing. “I’m sooooo awesomely good at this game!” I flicked the controls to go to the shop. I bought good things. Then, I saved and exited. Nothing happened. I tried again. Still nothing. “Weird?” I said. I decided to call a repairman.
I could not move!
Then, I blacked out.
When I woke up, I was confused, with questions running around in my head like untamed rabbits. Questions like: “Where am I?” and “What happened?” There seemed no end to them. At long last, the flow of questions stopped somewhat.
I decided to get up. I wanted to see my surroundings. When my feet were steadily planted on the firm ground, I readied my M-Buster.
Did I just say, “M-BUSTER??!!”
“I must be dreaming!” I thought. “I look like me!” I cried, confused. Wait, did I say I looked like me? I did, didn’t I? Well, I meant that I looked like Megaman.
I decided standing around and yelling wasn’t getting me anywhere, even though there didn’t seem to be anywhere to go. I started walking.
I didn’t have to go far before I saw my own house’s living room. I excitedly tried to go in, but sadly, couldn’t. I suddenly realized, with despair, that I had just entered the Megaman Unlimited game.
“So,” I said very quietly, “I have to play the game to get out?” I went and finished the game and returned home.
(Somebody may or may not have been in a rush to finish…)
By: Audrey (2nd grade)
She was given the first line, and had to come up with a simple dialogue to go with it.
“That’s it!” proclaimed Susan. “I’ll write a story about my science experiment.”
“What is your science experiment?” her dad asked.
“I made clouds in a jar,” she explained.
“That sounds interesting,” said her dad softly.
“Thank you,” she said. “I’m going to start it right now!”
The Caterpillar, by Christina G. Rosetti
As recited by Dain.