Storytime: Tattletale

I got ten out of ten on my math test last week. Dad promised if I got perfect, he’d buy me a stuffed animal. So I named her Angel, and she came with me everywhere.

Mrs. Spehar taught us about letters today. I filled a whole sheet of paper with the word “dirb” until my teacher told me it’s spelled “bird.” I also learned how to write my name, Michelle with a big M.

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Storytime: The Sunflower Girl

It’s the third week of grade one. I know three people: my brother, Aaron, his friend, Allie, and my neighbor, David. But I only ever saw them on the bus because the grade fours aren’t allowed to play with the grade ones at recess.

I sit on the cold leathery seat behind the bus lady. The window beside me jabs my shoulder every time the lady turns the wheel, but I don’t mind. I watch the bus’s shadow outside paint the light gray road to charcoal as we drive to my school. The playground sits in between my school, the big brown rectangle with a blue line across the top, and my school’s church, the big brown triangle with pretty windows.

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Caterpillar Brows & Social Vows

In grade 5, I didn’t like how tall I was.

I used my long legs for track and the basketball team. I was the fastest girl in my grade for the 100-meter sprint. My basketball coach used me for blocking all the other team’s shots.

But I didn’t like how tall I was.

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How To Have a Good Day

Whether it’s a cloudy day or you just burnt your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, read this post and I will (hopefully) help you forget about it.

Scene 1:

Monday, 6:30 am. You wake up to your brother barging in your room and taking your last pair of white ankle socks, leaving the drawer and bedroom door wide open. You check your phone, no texts. So you close your eyes and rest your mind. Your body’s relaxed, your feet numb into nothing. Then you get hit with the sudden urge to pee.

And you’re like:


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