Write about a group of friends who hope to use their combined skills to better the world.
Posted in Middle School on Oct 26, 2022
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“The Stenographer” by Tori Routsong
She looks young. Twenty-three, maybe? I’m biased, of course-- she reminds me of my youngest sister a bit. It’s the hair, I think, or maybe the clothes-- nice enough, but a little poorly fitting, like she’d gone out with her mother before starting the job and bought anything that seemed business casual enough to wear in a government building. “Marianne, right?” She shrugs, as if she isn’t sure. She’s sti...
“THE HEART OF A SOUFFLE” by Rodrigo Juatco
Two middle-aged Caucasian men, Dr. Andre Lachance and Dr. Francisco Vega (aka Francis), sit across from each other in a busy diner. Andre gnaws nervously on his fingernails while Francis methodically looks over a thick file folder. Periodically, Andre would glance apprehensively around the noisy diner as though he was a man on the run. Lack of sleep coupled with a steady overdose of caffeine have elevated Andre’s hyperactive mind into a state of high alert. “Well?” Andre suddenly blurts out after a long pause.Fran...
“Over Run” by Heather Harder
“Don't you dare die on me you dumb boy” I yell frantically at my brother Max as he is bleeding from his side. The knife had impaled him and being the dumb kid he is, took it out. Rule number one if somehow you get stabbed DON’T pull out the knife, it will make you bleed way more. Right now my brother, Johnny, and I are in the middle of an information-gathering mission on the Red Shirts that has gone wrong. Eno...
“The Girl with all the Tattoos” by Clyde Laffan
"So, you are there," Jesse yelled, looking skywards. "I suppose I should be grateful you stopped the rain! Hallelujah!" For three days, Jesse and her friends huddled under a tarpaulin, sheltering from the elements. The Heaven's closing was nice, but it was no blessing. And it did not change Jesse's mood, which was best described as mad. They were in a pickle, and there would be no pr...
“Four Superheroes” by Aurelia Moon
My friends and I always thought that we would rule the world ever since second grade when we stood up to a bully. There was Beth, two years older than me, who was going to become the world greatest scientist and find a cure for cancer, Shelly, a few months older than me, who was going to become a lawyer who saved innocent lives, and Karissa, a year younger than me, who would join the army and protect our country.Karissa had joined the army two years ago and was in Florida at the moment. Beth was in a medical lab in Argen...
“Mr Bellamy's Field Trip ” by Mike Siver
Mr. Bellamy’s Field Trip Elizabeth 15 and Greg 14 school friends were talking during lunch about the wars in the middle east and how their parents were always fighting over if America should be involved. Both of their fathers are veterans and say it’s better if we must fight; we do it in someone's country. My mom says she doesn’t care; no children of hers are going over to die in some other country away from home...
“She is a Leader” by Ella A
DON’T TELL THEM YOU CAN SEE. A sudden hush descends on me all at once. The noises of chatter and footsteps, which I could hear so clearly just moments before, dull to a muted roar. The light taste of the elderberries and puffer fish I ate for lunch that lay thick on my tongue fades until it is almost unnoticeable. The aches and pains from sparring in Chemistry, so sharp just moments before, almost completely vanis...
“Immolation” by Omar Alvarez
“What’s that?” asked Aubrey as he looked across the garage of his one-story home in Detroit. His childhood friend, Chris, reached out to what seemed like a pixelated wave, slowly growing in concentric circles. Naomi walked around to see if there was something projecting it, deflecting light, causing some sort of manipulation of their eyes; there wasn’t. As the circle grew bigger, a gloved hand came out of it. Their f...
“Improving Our World” by Eunice Amero
Improving Our World “Hi, Lucy, have you ever thought about how we could better the world?” “I think about it once in a while, but I can’t do it alone,” said Portia. “But what do you think we could do?” “One of the things I thought of was planting a tree,” Portia told her. “That can be done. It’s easy and I love trees...
“The Lost” by Chyna Wells
It was during the middle of summer break when I realized that they weren’t coming back. And by “they,” I’m talking about the Lost. It seemed like a handful of people from each city just went missing all of a sudden. One minute they were doing any normal thing and the next minute, their face is on every newspaper and magazine with “Reward if found…” written above their photos. Nobody knew if these people had anything in c...
“An Ideal Living Situation” by Velvet Butterbaugh
I’m freezing. Half dead. Someone is talking to me. I whimper out a plea. “Leave me. Please just leave me.” I guess they don’t listen because I wake up warm, in an unfamiliar room with sunshine pouring in. It’s obviously not Winter here. Where is here? I look around and find a young woman sitting in a chair next to the bed reading. “Good morning, Brian. We’re so glad you’re up. We can’t wait to...
“the Dead President's Namesake Society” by Nicole Mclachlin
“Hear, hear! The meeting is called to order.” Reagan knocked his mug on the wooden table top to make it official. “Question?” Reagan sighed. “Yes, Clinton?” “Can we get the mozzarella sticks? “Yes, Clinton.” “Cool.” “Um…” “Something else?” “Should I put an order in before we get to the addendum or whatever?” “I think it can wait. May I proceed?”
“Who said Twitter is not useful- this story will prove you it does” by Chacha Jaramillo
Finding friends in the most unexpected places. It all started with a simple tweet. It’s amazing to know how much technology makes people far away from each other, get closer by just a hit of a button. Common tastes and common ideals helped us to realized that all for one purpose could keep spirits high. Keep mental health in the right path, make everyone happy and over all spread. Love, no hate, was a must...
“African Reunion” by Alex Druar
Four friends from college decided to go on a trip to Africa for their 25th graduation anniversary. Paul, a businessman and philanthropist from Boston, Penelope, a New York award winning journalist, Scott, a political activist lawyer in Washington, and Dianna, a scientist and engineer from Philadelphia. Their purpose going to Nigeria was to help themselves rediscover their ideals from their college days, and a...
“The Secret Society” by Donald King
My name is Jane and I belong to a secret society. I was inducted after a friend found out that my ex-boyfriend, Ben, was spreading disgusting rumours about me around school. My first inclination was to confront him – have it out in the middle of the quad where everyone could hear him confessing that it was all a lie. But life doesn't work that way. Even if a boy admits something publicly, in private they say that they ju...
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