STORY: A Dance With Levina
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”
Alan Victorious (Short Story w/Audio)
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)”
PICTURE BOOK: Iron Master
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.
PICTURE BOOK: Davy Delivery Drone
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.
PICTURE BOOK: Uh, Oh! She’s Got a NO!
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.]
PICTURE BOOK: Try On This Ring!
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!