Ages 8-12

​#168 – The Tale of A Diary Upstairs

Calm down and think. What are the facts? They are here for the diary, and they are not violent. That much I know. With all of the commotion downstairs, I could easily rip out the pages and eat them or flush them down the toilet of our upstairs bathroom, and they wouldn’t be any wiser. […]

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Ages 8-12

#167 – The Tale of the Bird Method

Claire sat on the gutter beside the new bike that he grandmother had brought her brought for her 8th birthday, her hands holding up the weight of her chin while she watched the other children in the street playing a mixed-sport edition of tag. Three were on scooters, two were on foot, and three others […]

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Ages 8-12

#166 – The Tale of a Life Underground – Part 2 of 2

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 by CLICKING HERE! Christopher sat cross-legged on the edge of the deceptively bumpy rock that would lead him to the entrance of the cave. He wasn’t avoiding going in, he knew in his heart that he would make his way underground when he was ready. […]

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Ages 8-12

#165 – The Tale of a Life Underground – Part 1 of 2

The ocean breeze felt significantly colder against Christopher Duckworth’s pale skin than when he’d entered the crystal clear water less than fifteen minutes ago. Lawson’s Bay presented itself well to tourists and locals alike on most days but, today, Christopher had come here to make sure that he spent his remaining moments above the ground […]

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Ages 8-12

#164 – The Tale of an Excuse for Wearing a Mask

It’s funny how your identity changes when you wear a mask every day for two years. You feel like the only one who ever gets to see the real you, so you’re forever questioning who your friends, family and acquaintances are interacting with. If it’s not the real you, then it must be a fake […]

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