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.



TYLER ASHTON: Praying For Rain

The first drops of rain were a relief; the dry earth lapped them up greedily. Eventually the ground’s thirst became satiated, and the puddles started to grow. When the road washed out we began gathering at the church, not just to pray, but because it was built on a hill. Tyler lives in Denver, where … Continue reading TYLER ASHTON: Praying For Rain →

STORY OF THE WEEK: June 23

The story of the week for June 17 to 21 is… The View After the Climb by Bob Thurber

SUSAN GALE WICKES: Harry the Magnificent

“Harry the Magnificent” the sign read. “You’ll be amazed by his magic fingers” it added. “Oh, please,” I thought. “I’ve never been amazed by any carnival magician.” The act was boring, bland. Harry’s claims, however, were spot on. I was amazed to discover my wallet and watch were both missing. Susan Gale Wickes lives in … Continue reading SUSAN GALE WICKES: Harry the Magnificent →

AUTUMN BOLTE: Young Adult

Turn on lo-fi music. Drive my car so I can nap. Wake me up anyways to kiss. Roll down the windows, wind tangling my hair. Take me later for a bike ride; take me anywhere. Let me pick scabs off my knees without judgement. Let me be a kid again. Autumn Bolte is an undergraduate … Continue reading AUTUMN BOLTE: Young Adult →

LAURA BESLEY: Her Glorious Face

Every morning, on the 8:04, I look for her face. Sometimes I see individual stars, but never the entire constellation. This is her train. The train that took her face and scattered her stars into the darkness around it. All I want is to see her face one more time. Laura Besley writes short fiction … Continue reading LAURA BESLEY: Her Glorious Face →