Stories that appeared in the 2006 Theater On The Lake show.
By Napoleon, 3rd Grade, Paderewski Elementary
Name: Pickle Juice Man
Mission: stop the smelling of it
Superpower: cur freshener
Costume: a big pickle with a pickle shaped helmet
Sidekicks: 5 monkeys
On day Pickle Juice man was talking to his sidekicks and guacamole came the put some cheese on me and it burd me. Then I put some cur freshener on him. Then he lost his smell ant taste.
By Jesus, McPherson Elementary
Once apound of Time in 1875 I was walking with me cow but I didn’t have winter clothes or food for the trail. So I need it to survive the most I could. But the problem was that during the night there it was a lot of wolves. One time they try to eat my cow and me but I scared them away. And I capture some of then to make some clothes and food I survive that night. At the morning it was snowin. I was scared because it was cold and my cow almost didn’t survive but because she was survive the wolves will chase me. but I needed my cow because she was carrying something heavy. But something good that I survive the winter and something else was that the wolves stop tracking me because they decide to stay in Maryland and I got a job at got a lot of money the thing my cow carried. The End.
By Addie, Peirce International School
One day there were two girls on the way home. Their mom called and said she was at work so she couldn’t come home to fix the toilet. So the girls tried fixing the toilet when, its eyes OPENED! When the mom came home she found two skeletons. And I think you know who they are. The End.
By Fernando, Michael, Jealiyah, Noah, Kayleen, Diego, David , 4th Grade, Erie Charter School
Once, Geico, un tigre lived in Nueva York en un Pizza Shop. Estaba viviendo y dice “Chomp chomp” a un giraffe, Diego. Then Diego rubbed his hands together and said “I wonder why it smells so bad?” Then another tigre comes to fight Geico for the Giraffe. They were two knights wearing armor and they took the armor to battle against each other. They fight for five days and then Geico got bit in the leg but in the end, Fernando came into the pizza shop with a giant Fart and weakened them. They all fell to the floor and they can’t breathe. They said “The fart is like an evil spirit.” In the very end he tried to escape the fart, but can’t make it so they covered their nose and stole a car. (Geico’s car - which saved him 15% or more on car insurance.) The End.
By Rayana, Dixon Elementary School
One day two grandparents John and Michelle Townerson wanted to look through pictures because they were getting old and wanted to remember memories. SO as they looked through pictures they came across a picture of their daughter Melinda and her husband Kyle Bollywood and their three children, one boy and two twins. The Townersons only knew about two of the grandchildren, the boy Kyle Jr. and one twin Jayla. The other twin looked creepy. “Who is this?” John said. “I don’t know, let’s call Melinda,” Michelle replied. “Hello Melinda this is your mother do you have twins?” “No Mom, at work, gotta go” Melinda said. “Then who is it!?” A girl from behind popped up behind them and startled them. “Ahh! Wait she looks like the girl in the picture!” “HI, I’M KONNY. My Mom said you can come over.” The two grandparents had a heart attack and died and the next family that moved in faced the photo terror also. THE END
By Kecis, Poe Classical School
So, when I was 3 or 4 I lived in Chicago I moved from Iowa. All my pets were there. I had a horse Lucy some Cows and chickens. Halloween came so I went back to Iowa. My horse was a UNICORN she was a part of my costume. So I rode her up and down the streets of Iowa. She got pets and treats. The people passing out candy gave her carrots. They thought I was so cute. That’s how I started riding horses around Iowa. So that not it she got applesauce and she had a really sparkly horn with glitter on her saddle and on her fur. My mom thinks I’m so weird because I’m addicted to Unicorns. The End.
By Jocelyn, Jaretzi, Jada, Joshua, Camar, Emi , Erie Charter School
Setting: the circus, 1955 (Feb 27)
Once there was a goblin named Gobby. He was part of the circus. Gobby has stone for skin. His skin is as rough as a rock and a brick. Gobby loves to swim and splash around in pools and in the ocean. He works so much at the circus. He works 48 million hours every day at the circus. They never let him take a break so he never has time to swim. Some days he doesn’t even have time to go eat. He’s a pickle in a jar. One day he decides he’s had enough and escapes through the vents and goes to the ocean. He tries to swim but he can’t for too long because he’s as heavy as a rock!! He feels like he’s 1 million pounds.So he thumps to a sorcerer’s house and makes the ground shake as loud as an elephant and a garbage truck. Once he gets there he asks her for help and she gives him a potion made out of lotion that makes him into a regular goblin with regular skin. He takes it and within 2 milliseconds his skin becomes as soft as a pillow and as light as a feather. He zooms to the ocean and plunges into the water and swims all the way to Navy Pier. The End. PS he quit his job.
By Justin, 4th Grade, Dewey School of Excellence
Once upon a time there was a horror hotel called Key lime cove. Me and my brother, couzin, Dad, step mom, little sister, we Didn’t read the sign it said horror inside so we went in And the Doors shut close. We didn’t know what was going on so we found the hotel room and got settled in. Then we went to the water resort inside key lime cove And me my couzin and brother was going on the slide And two octopuses asked to race. We made a deal if we lose we get eaten. If we win we can own the place. So we raced And we lose so soon we go down there, they mouth was open and we’ll fall in there And never came back and parents couldn’t find us. The End.
By Lucas, Loyola Park After School Program
Attack of the Onomatopoeias!
Once upon a time there was a place called Simile-ville. It was a peaceful place. In Winter it was as cold as a freezer. In Spring it was as beautiful as cherry blossoms! In Summer, ‘twas as hot as a boiler! And in Fall it was as orange as a tangerine! Until one day the onomatopoeias attacked! The inhabitants, the smilers, were unarmed and untrained for battle and lost the first fight.
Attack of the Onomatopoeias!
Chapter 2: Defence
The next day, some traders came and thought, “Oh no!” These guys are under siege! We know some people who might help!” So the men went and found their friends who were experienced fighters and the smilers and the traders joined forces. The End
By Juliza, McPherson Elementary
Once in an orphanage in 1935, there were many orphans. The two best friends, Ellie and Leah went to play outside. Ellie and Leah had a big imagination. That day Ellie and Leah were pretending to look for lost treasure. Ellie started digging until her shovel hit something. “Do you think we found real treasure?” said Leah. Ellie cleared of the dirt from the thing. “Mia Blake, 1873 - 1885” Ellie said. “Thats weird…” Leah said. It was time for bed so Leah and Ellie went back inside. In the middle of the night Ellie and Leah woke up to tapping on the window. The saw a girl, a little older than them. “My name is Mia Blake. I died in this orphanage 50 years ago in a fire. Now it is all your turn!” The girl disappeared and a fire started “Everyone wake up! FIRE!” Everyone ran out of the orphanage in time. The girls and all the other orphans were safe but Leah and Ellie were cursed forever.