The Family Vacay

By Alyssa A


Paige sighs as she looks through the window. The thick white clouds blocked her view of the lovely blue sky. Paige was on a family vacation with her family to North Pole, mostly because her little sister Stacy, wanted to know if Santa’s workshop was there.


She groaned miserably and slouched back to her passenger seat. “Mom, why do we have to go to this trip again?” she asked in boredom.


Her mother rolled her eyes in annoyance, since her oldest daughter kept asking her the same question over the 100th time! “Well, we’re going to the trip because your little sister wants to see Santa’s workshop, and this is a great way to spend some family time together!”


“But-” Her mom glared at her, meaning that she shouldn’t tell that they were only visiting Santa’s fake workshop, since it doesn’t exist. She closed her mouth and pretended to zip it and throw the key away. He mom nodded, satisfied that her daughter would keep her mouth shut about this.


She looked over to her sister who was sitting in the middle area, where there were about four passenger’s seats in the area. She was bouncing up and down on her seat and her seat belt in place, keeping her from running around in the plane screaming, “I’m going to see Santa’s Workshop!!!”


One of the flight attendant, who had golden locks escaping from her high bun underneath her cap, came over to her seat and said, “Miss, we’re about to land, and the behalf of your safety, you should stop bouncing.” Stacy flushed, her cheeks turning bright red, and nodded. Paige smiled and shook her head. Oh, Stacy, she thought.


“Dear passengers, we are about to land on the North Pole airport. Please stow your table, and put on you seat belt, for safety measures,” The pilot reported from the plane’s speaker.


“Oh my god, look at that!!! That’s so pretty!!!” shrieked Stacy.


Shh!” the passengers said.


Paige looked through the window again, and saw the snow covered mountain and the airport appearing as the plane approached. Its beauty struck her. I can’t believe we’re finally here.


And this time, she felt happy.


By Alyssa A


Ian’s stomach growled of hunger. He looked around the dark cave hopelessly. It’s no use. There’s no way you can find food in here without light, he thought to himself.

He’s trapped inside the cave ‘cause a huge mountain bear blocked the entrance, which led him to be stuck in there for a long time.

He blindly touched the ground, searching for a stick to build a fire. Finally, he got it, and built it.

He could now see the interior of the cave. Rocks, piled up at the side and bats hanging up from the roof of the cave, upside down. But still, there’s no food in here.

After about 5 hours of starvation and boredom, he went to check on the bear. It lay near the entrance, in deep slumber. Yes, I can finally leave this place. He crept quietly to the side of the bear and left.

Soon, after he was far away from the bear and the cave, he let out the breath that he was holding from the start.

Anthony’s Tale

By Alyssa A

Anthony hate bees. But bees likes him. Coffees lighten him up every morning. Drugs disgust him. Elephants are too big for his car. Face painting is his specialty. Guns scares him. Hexagon is his middle name. iPod is his only friend.  Jumps to sleep, every night. Kite flying makes him think of wanting tie himself up on the kite, and ask someone to fly it for him. Llama once ate his socks. Meteor fell on him, but the grim reaper decided that he should have a chance to live because of his stupidity. Nauseous is what he gets, when twirling in his living room, nonstop. Octopuses try to suffocate him. Paper gave him a paper cut once and he didn’t stop crying, ‘till someone was forced to take him to the hospital. Quilt is used when he wants to play dress-up. Rolling down the hill, is what he normally do on his freetime. Saxophone makes him think of the octopus. Tutu delights him. Umbrellas are after him. Vaccines makes him feel lightheaded. Wax paper was in his digestive system once. Xylophone is his favorite band. Yak is his pet. Zebra styled clothes, is his favorite.

Alyssa’s Truth/Lie

By Alyssa A


Something clawed Alyssa’s toe and when she looked down, she realized it was the kitten’s mother who she taunted. The pain seared her leg, that she went running down the to the highway and almost got hit by a car. Her mother screamed at her telling her to come back. She didn’t really get why the cat had to be so angry at her, that it clawed her toe. She hopped back to where her family is on one leg and told them what happen. Her mother sighed and said, “This is why you don’t mess with cats.”

 Just An Imagination

The 5 year old Alyssa was left alone in her parents little car with her one year younger brother, Aldrin. Their parents were off buying some things in the market and they didn’t want to come to the smelly market with them. So they stayed in the car. After about 30 mins, they started panicking, because their parents were in the market, a little too long. They cried and cried, thinking that they’re parents got stabbed by a knife, or got their head chopped of with a cleaver. After about ten more mins, their parents came back and they assured them that that’s not going to happen to them.

 Leaving Home

“I’m running away!” shouted Alyssa to her parents and shut the front door behind her.  She brought her little stitch with her that she got in Disneyland, and headed to the playground that was somewhere in her compound. She was angry at her parents that they were going to move to Vancouver, and that she would stay in ISB for the first semester. There was so many cool things that’s going to happen during the second semester, and she wanted to be there when it happen. After a while, she decided that she didn’t like sleeping on the slide, so she came back home.