Found 6 stories and posts tagged 'children'.
Published Mar 14, 2019 · 2,010 words (8 minutes)
Jakkit has an impossible dream of growing up to become a dragon-riding Flamerider Knight, though he’s just a kitchen boy who works in the castle gardens. And Flour, Jakkit’s runty, mutant dragon, is hardly Flamerider material either. But a draco who can’t roar, fly, or breathe fire has to be good for something… and Jakkit needs to figure out what, before the castle gets impatient with Flour’s growing size and appetite and kicks the both of them out.
Published Dec 29, 2018 · 2,624 words (10 minutes) · 3 views
Lara hates living on the planet Brax. The school and work days are longer, her family can’t make enough money, her Braxan house "ticks like a clock whenever it’s windy outside," and to top it all off, there’s no Christmas on Brax. But when a classmate teaches Lara about the Braxan holiday of Jibblewooch, Lara thinks she sees a way to turn her family’s luck around.
Published Nov 27, 2018 · 1,285 words (5 minutes) · 3 views
Trash heaps at the road side are full of cool treasure, but Drew’s mom doesn’t understand, and she insists that his finds are dangerous junk that’s full of germs. Maybe—as Drew suspects after he brings home a mysterious amulet that makes him itch and break out in dragon scales—she’s right.
Published Oct 24, 2018 · 886 words (4 minutes) · 2 views
Brad’s father is perfecting a secret mind-control ray on behalf of the government. Too bad it only works from orbit, and Brad’s whole family has been banished to space until Brad’s father can get it to work.
Published Oct 15, 2018 · 2,826 words (11 minutes) · 3 views
Somebody has been turning the other kids on the playground into stone, and since everyone at Eastville Elementary is fully human except for Marissa, a half-Medusa and a troublemaker, all eyes are on her. But Marissa didn’t do it, and she must catch the real culprit before Principal Mariucci expels her.
Published Sep 19, 2018 · 2,782 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 162 views
In 1990, British politician John Gummer famously attempted to quell public fears about mad cow disease by making his four-year-old daughter eat a beef burger on camera — because if people can say, ‘This is good enough for my kids,’ then it HAS to be okay. Doesn’t it...?