This is a story about high school. About a boy obsessed with a girl, and the time he finally got to dance with her.
It’s has a few autobiographical bits sprinkled into it. There was this one girl in high school, a grade ahead of me, whom I had a thing for. I obsessed about her, put her on a pedestal — but never spoke to her. She had some enormous boyfriend who was in college. Then, during homecoming dance I think ….Continue reading “STORY: A Dance With Levina”
When I was a 4th-grader at Island View Elementary school in Anacortes, the big kids (i.e. the 5th and 6th graders, who were giants) played flag football during recess. I wanted to play; but I was scared.
Fast forward to sixth grade: I had just transferred to a new elementary school, Fidalgo, and I didn’t know many people. I found refuge inside the library with a cool bunch of girls; we were the librarian’s helpers, laminating new books, shelving misplaced ones.
But sometimes I’d peek outside and see the other sixth-grade boys play flag football. I can’t remember if I actually ever joined them.
But in this story, I did.Continue reading “Alan Victorious (Short Story w/Audio)”
This is Vulcan. He lives in Darem. It is very cold there. Long ago, a disaster froze the earth. Vulcan’s ancestors learned to keep themselves warm by tapping the heat from underground volcanoes.
DAVY DELIVERY DRONE
By Scott McKinstry
Here comes Davy Delivery Drone,
You can summon him quick with the app on your phone.
He’ll drop you a package wherever you stand,
He’ll fly through tornadoes and brave whirling sand,
That’s Davy Delivery Drone.
7-year old Gwen wakes up grumpy and says “NO!” to everything. Actually, the 9-foot-tall “NO-MONSTER” looming beside her says NO to everything.
[Note on text: Because so much of the story is told in the images, I’ve included notes on possible illustrations in italics.]
When kids crack open my book, they’ll be asked to put on a ring. Not just any ring. A magic ring. And once they put it on, they will transform into a monster. And what do you do when you suddenly become a monster while still wearing your pajamas? Scare your parents, of course!