Tag: school

  • The School Trip

    As soon as I woke up, I knew the day was going to go haywire. I always hated going on school field trips because no one else wanted to see the same things I wanted to see. Today I would be heading to the science museum with the rest of my fourth-grade class and I…

  • The Hike

    A loud scream echoed through the forest just as I made it back to my car. I stopped short and wondered if there was any chance the scream came from Kelly. Even if it did, I didn’t think I could go back. I knew she was the one who had turned me in and had…

  • Booked Solid in Santa Fe

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  • The Campout

    I had been waiting for this camping trip for weeks.  Months even.  Ever since I had heard about the trip through the grapevine at school, I had been preparing.  I had finally started walking again.  I was slow and unsteady at first, but now I was walking up the hills in our neighborhood without ever…

  • Jordy’s Revenge

    “What have you done?” the headmaster bellowed, all eyes now turned to me as he stood over the lifeless body on playground. I turned around and looked behind me because surely everyone wasn’t thinking I had anything to do with the body. But in fact, he apparently was staring straight at me. I could feel…

  • Hollow

    “Everything inside me is hollow. I can’t… I just can’t believe…” Isabelle stopped in mid-sentence and in mid-stride. I watched her from my bedroom window and wondered what she was saying to herself. Why she seemed to be in such a panic. She was acting like everything had gone just as horribly as it did…

  • Remarkable

    “Don’t tell me his story was fantastic.  Remarkable.  Amazing.  Going to win the prize.  You know he copied the entire story.  Or at least ninety percent of it.”  I sat staring at the email I desperately wanted to send to my English professor, but knew I would never do it.  I knew Garrett would win the…

  • Footsteps

    Growing up, I wanted to be exactly like my older brother.  He was the coolest guy I knew and why would I not want to be like him?  He was great at school (without ever seeming to study), baseball seemed to come natural to him and he was always surrounded by a large group of…

  • Perfection

    I stared into his eyes and wanted to leave the party.  Even though Grant and I had met three months ago, I am not confident he remembers my name.  I longed for him to remember, to notice I was there.  To know that I was noticing him. But here he was staring blankly at me…

  • The Ultimate Horror

    My mother showing up at school was my ultimate nightmare.  She never could hold her tongue and always lost her mind over the smallest slight or inconvenience.  She was the main reason I hardly asked my friends to come over to my house. Whenever I did, she always made the night about her and everyone…