MY Hereos

Image Credit: Roopa S., San Jose, CA The author's comments: I really love Sonic the Hedgehog and writing fanfiction so i wrote this short story to show how great a hero he is. Sonic the hedgehog and Yoshi the dinosaur strolled through the forest in search of a monster. Hours passed and no sign of anything. Before they decided to give up they heard a crunch followed by a loud snapping noise. Sonic and Yoshi ran towards the noise and they found a large, ugly, green monster with uneven, sharp, yellow teeth. The monster roared at them sending saliva flying everywhere. Sonic and Yoshi used their powers and abilities separately to fight the monster but the monster still stood. He swapped them away like flies. “We’re not working together.” Sonic groaned holding his sides. “I’ll turn into Super Sonic while you shoot explosive eggs to distract him.” Yoshi agreed and shot eggs at the now angry monster while Sonic turned super and fought the monster. The monster couldn’t fight Sonic and roared in agony as eggs exploded in his face. Soon enough the monster fell down with a loud thud on the dirt sending an echo throughout the forest. “Yeah!” Sonic jumped into the air. “We did it Yoshi!” Yoshi smiled as the ugly monster slowly turned into dust. Moments later a gentle wind blew his remains away. Sonic and Yoshi dropped to the ground in exhaust. They smiled up into the blue sky until they drifted off into deep sleep on a pile of leaves.



KRISTA ROBEY: Birds of a Different Feather

Displayed in front of the Catholic school assembly, Lydia felt like an ostrich: swollen belly perched on teenaged stork-thin legs, dying to bury her head in the sand. Afterwards, the nuns expelled her. It was then she decided “pro-life” was a crow veiled in a habit, not an olive-branched dove. Krista Robey is an unapologetic … Continue reading KRISTA ROBEY: Birds of a Different Feather →

SOPHIA AUSTIN: Empty Seats

Just keep breathing. Their seats are still empty. My mind immediately comes up with a thousand old tired excuses: maybe traffic is bad; maybe the car didn’t start. Holding out hope? Two more then I’m up. I look at their seats again, still empty. Disappointment and relief wash over me. Sophia Austin works in Marketing … Continue reading SOPHIA AUSTIN: Empty Seats →

STORY OF THE WEEK: December 8

The story of the week for December 2 to 6 is… Balloonman by Melody Leming-Wilson

KENT OSWALD: Color Him Unimpressed

She farted the color yellow. She perspired the color blue. Her most angry thoughts created a greenish aura around her head, while both her lusty imaginings and lightning-like pangs of envy created an orange fog around her feet. Her tinder date was color-blind. It might have worked. It did not. There are no answers at … Continue reading KENT OSWALD: Color Him Unimpressed →

STORY OF THE MONTH: November 2019

The Story of the Month is chosen from the Story of the Week winners announced from the past month. The finalists for November were: Sundays by Una Nine Nine Rain Dance by Raymond Sloane Surrender by Eileen Hansen Shadows by Dmitri Christopher The winner of the November 2019 Story of the Month, and the $10 … Continue reading STORY OF THE MONTH: November 2019 →