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Vampire Kiss

By Keashaunda, Chalmers School of Excellence

Once upon a blood there was a young 1700 year old girl named Suzen.  She went to a high school called Blood Bites.  She went there for about 500 thousand years and she met a human.  He wasn’t just human he was goth.  She never saw a human like that before in her Ghoulie life.  She went fly her ghoul friend and then she showed her who he was and Fifi said that a human.  She said yeah I know ghoul and Fifi said you have to tell everyone to bite him and Suzen said “No! I like humans.  I will bite him myself when I want and she flew behind him and said Hi I’m Suzen.  What’s your name.  He said Rotney and she said you’re new aren’t you Rotney says yeah first day.  Suzen says well would you like to go to the park later.  Rotney says Col what time.  8:05 and Rotney says I’m only 17 I have curfew.  Suzen and Suzen brings a drink that was red and she told him to drink it and he fell asleep and she took some the blood in the cup and kiss his neck with the blood and sinked her teeth in his neck and took his blood and Rotney woke up in the bed pale white.  The End.

The Old Man

By Marcos, Loyola Park After School Program

One day there was an old man that lived in a big house but it wasn’t a mansion.  And he had a maid and it was a boy.  The maid hated the man’s big eye and he wanted the cut it off so one day when the man was sleeping the maid got a knife and he killed the man.  The neighbors heard something and they called the cops and when the cops came to the man’s house the maid made a hole in the house on the floor and put the man in the hole.  And he patched the hole up.  So when the cops came in they wouldn’t see him and when they told him where the old man was he said he was in a vacation. When the cops left he saw a hand in the bed.  It was old.  THE END.

The Day it was Halloween

By Nakiya , Super 7 Girls Program at Willa Cather Elementary School

It was Halloween the day people was scary people on a day a kid went to a Haunted House he knocked on the door and the door when click click then the door opened a big monster came out and it was big and I long legs so I run as fast as a car till I got home I went upstairs and sat on my bed and went to relax so when I got out my bed the monster was there so I run to my mom and she was not there so I run outside then I saw a ghost and it has a big head like a big pumpkin and then I went to my house again and lock all the doors and window and the monster was at the window so I went upstairs and locked all the windows too so I went in the kitchen and saw the ghost and I got some food and went back upstairs and locked my room door then I ate a candy bar and drink some pop and the next day I unlocked my door and went to my mom’s room and she was there so Halloween passed and I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth and washed my face and I cut off the sink water and it went like SEPK and I went’ out the bath room and went to the kitchen and got some cereal and ate it and washed my bowl up and when I went up the stairs and my mom was not there so I was so scared I was shaking like like…. THE END.

The Key

By Lucero, Avondale-Logandale School

One day Lisa was in her kingdom milkshake. She loved going to the dungeon.  So one day she found a key.  So two days later she finds a door she tries the key and it works!! So when she opens it she finds her father dead and a note it says death to us part.  So she shows this to her mother and the mother says this is a wedding vowe.  And she the mother says we never took wedding vowes! The daughter is surprised. When she look’s through her dad’s old stuff she finds a picture of him with a girl in a wedding dress and him. so when she shows this to her mother.  But the mother is washing a knife with human blood! To be continued. THE END.

Don and the Three Mimes

By Marlee, 3rd Grade, Dixon Elementary School

Setting: Robot shop.
Don was a person that was creating robots. It took him three years to make the robots. One day 3 mimes came to the robot shop and messed up his robots while Don was gone. Soon when Don got back his robots were messed up! Don was confused when who did this. Don left the shop again and the three mimes came back and messed up his robots what Don rebuilt again. When Don came back his robots were messed up again and Don got mad! So he stayed at the shop and then he saw who did this and called the police. The End.

The Story of the Weird Monkey

By Jibri, Lenard, Johneshia, Aayushi, Hearts to Art Summer Camp at Auditorium Theatre

There is an invisible monkey named “I Don’t Know” visiting the land of Cold Wonderland. I Don’t Know doesn’t know his own name! So he went to go look in the dictionary. The dictionary had a list of all the names and his name was in fact I Don’t Know.  He felt happy to finally know his real name! At first he didn’t like his name! But he learned to accept it! I Don’t Know told every one of the other monkeys his name! They all laughed at him! So he moved out of there. Back to his home Cent-o-pia. He was happy. The End.

Family Road Trip Gone Wrong

By Yulnia, Angelica, Armond, Dewey School of Excellence

Dad: Family rode trip
Mom: (Hugging dad) thanks hunny
Bonquisha: Yeah yeah yay
Dad: (Whispers to mom) I need to talk to you
Mom: Later
Bonquisha: lets go
Mom: yeah lets go
Dad: Ok
Togeather: (Walk house into car.)
Dad: We’re here
Bonquisha: I’m going to explore
Mom: (surprised) Bonqueequee is dead!!
Dad: The pig ate her
Mom: take the pig
Pig: Oink
Dad: We’re divorced
Mom: Oh no no
Pig: Oink
The end

Mom: (to the audience) I went to a camping ground with my husband and my daughter then we ate bean and rice. My daughter is extra adventurous so she went wandering into a pig farm and the pigs ate her. Me and my husband found her dead and we got divorced.
The END!


By Jordan, Erie Charter School

Once there was a cow that walked to Mcdonalds and he saw someone eating a burger. The End.

Johny’s Revenge and The Bull Boy

By Loyan, Cathy, London, Fred, Brendon, Luiz, & Konyae, Hearts to Art Summer Camp at Auditorium Theatre

At Jonny’s Super Goods in New York, 3:00AM is Jack who performs as Benny the Bull (the Bull’s Mascot). He’s on vacation and sightseeing. But he forgot his razor so he needed to get a new one at the store. But 20 years ago… when they were teenagers in high school, Johny & Jack were competing for the job of being Benny the Bull. Johny offered $20 Million for Jack to quit and give up and not be Benny. Jack takes the money but breaks his promise and turns and takes the Benny the Bull position for 20 years. Johnny has been plotting revenge. Jack is shopping in the store and the lights go out and Johny appears behind Jack and says “The store is closed! Where’s my $20 million dollars?!” Jack is shocked!  He says “Ugg…” Johny challenges Jack to a Fundraising Contest. Whoever raises the most money gets to keep it and the Bull costume. They fundraise for 24 hours. After 1 Day, Johny got the most money. Jack had to give his Benny the Bull costume up and had to become his pedestrian. Jack says to Johny “You will rue this day, I’ll be back!” And he left to go shave his hairy back. The End.

The Haunted Mansion

By Matthew, Lucas, Ella, and Brooke, Everett Elementary School

Once there was a brother named Andrew and a sister named Taylor. They did not get along. They moved to a new house and they didn’t know it was a haunted mansion. They’re exploring their new house when Taylor sees the drawer open by itself. “Stop trying to prank me.” Taylor says. Andrew says “I’m not! I thought you were trying to prank me by moving this lamp.” Later that night Taylor and Andrew sneak out to explore the basement of the mansion while their parents were asleep. They found old photos of the people who used to live there. They were scared. Then they found two kids named James and Zach. They were the kids that used to live in the house and didn’t want to move out. They explain that they were the ones haunting them. James and Zach showed them everything. They decided to all live together. The End.