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.



RAVEN CORINN CARLUK: Incandescent

She reads quietly in the corner, sublimely beautiful. Serene. Her soul surrounds her, highlighting every motion, drawing me like a moth to a flame. I’m not worried that I’ll burn, only that she’ll never notice my tiny spark against her brightness. Smiling, she looks up from her book. “Hi, there.” Raven Corinn Carluk writes dark … Continue reading RAVEN CORINN CARLUK: Incandescent →

SHAW CHEN: Reintegration

The livestream of his daughter’s birth crawled; he didn’t recognize himself in the black flicker. Just earlier he shot a child who had pointed a gun at him. Watched the hate and fear fade from his eyes. She’s now the only part of him that still belongs in this world. Shaw Chen is a USAF … Continue reading SHAW CHEN: Reintegration →

OWEN YAGER: Back Before We Knew the World

Sani and I stood in a hotel parking lot once and watched two children who were standing silently, holding each other’s hands and looking at the ground, while their parents fought. That night we promised each other we’d always talk gently. Those were hopeful days, before we knew the world. Owen Yager is a senior … Continue reading OWEN YAGER: Back Before We Knew the World →

RAN WALKER: How to Train a Beast

The first time the beast came to the village was by accident. He had simply lost his way. However, once he learned the townspeople were willing to feed him one of their own each year, gradually incorporating more festivities and rituals into his visits, the beast vowed to keep returning. Ran Walker is the award-winning … Continue reading RAN WALKER: How to Train a Beast →

BOB THURBER: Weathering Another Day of Missing Her

Some aches, like some days, were worse than others. He swallowed a pill to make himself sunny, but within hours the clouds were back. He practiced his breathing. Meanwhile, real clouds, gray and big as mountains, bumped against the window. Some kind of wild bird was cawing in the trees. Bob Thurber is the author … Continue reading BOB THURBER: Weathering Another Day of Missing Her →