the family with one jew

Katy tiptoed quietly down the rickety staircase, her dainty feet barely touching each creaky step. She fingered her small Star of David necklace hanging on her neck. As she got more confident, a sudden croak in the stairs made her voice catch in her throat. She stopped, then listened to the hushed voices of her parents….

Camp out

I am going on a backpacking camp out this weekend with my Girl Scout troop. I have been researching lots of different camping equipment lately, and its oddly enjoyable. Whenever I have free time, I will go looking for the best backpack, or the most durable water bottle. Click here for a list of some…

STAAR Testing

Recently at our school, we took the STAAR tests. If you are not from Texas and don’t know what that is, it’s basically a state exam that gives you four hours to answer a giant packet of questions. This year, we had to do the writing STAAR tests (you do it in 4th grade, 7th…

Netflix

Netflix. That one, hooking network that keeps you up at night, “one more episode, one more episode.” Netflix is an addictive website. For all of you living under a rock, Netflix is a website that lets you stream a variety of shows, and it is taking over the world. There are other things like this,…

The Apple

The apple sat on the tip of the head Never wavering Nor tipping to one side The apple remains in place Till the gunshot is fired The apple hangs back The shiny surface infected by the tiny bullet and falls to the ground.   Thanks for reading my poem! My work today is inspired by…

Ruby

Near the edge of the water, a seashell glistened with promise. Ruby moved towards it with tremendous power and her hand slipped out of mine. She laughed, and her wavy brown hair rippled in the wind. Suddenly, the tide came up and with a tug, Ruby slipped away. I ran towards her, my mind clouded…

The Other Side of the Angel Part One

Author’s Note: This story is set in the middle of the Phantom of the Opera. If you have not watched it, you can click here. This was also inspired by Ella Enchanted. “Ignorant fool! This brave young suitor, sharing in my triumph!” the Phantom shouted loudly as Christine quietly approached the enchanted mirror. “I must get revenge…

A Different Christmas

When someone says Christmas, most people think of snow on an open field, small twinkling lights hanging above your window, boatloads of presents piled under your highly decorated tree. But I think that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about giving back. Giving back to your parents, who have done so…

Mercy the House Elf, Part Three

Read Part One Here. You would expect that Mercy or his master would hear the deep rumbling of the monster that had awoken. But they did not. They kept laughing. Suddenly, a spike arced from the ground. “What?” Another one appeared, just inches from Mercy’s foot. And another. And another, until there were so many, they…