Jared’s Truth/Lie

By Jared M

Little Jared Murphy sat on the inflatable throne. He was at a place called “pump it up”. He was only a small child then. It was his birthday party, but it also was the party of several other children. Only with all of the moms of those kids could a party for so many happen. Anyway, Jared sat on the throne. One of the kids came up to him. “I want to sit on the throne,” the child said amidst the noise of the party.

Jared considered this. He recalled that this was not the boy’s party. Thus, he had no right to have a turn on the birthday throne. “No,” Jared replied.

The other boy whined. “But that’s not fair,” the boy complained.

Jared responded with a phrase that his wise parents had imprinted in his mind, a phrase that had guided him all his short life: “Life’s not fair. Get over it.”

The boy was astounded. Jared’s mother began to laugh. Jared smiled, leaned back, and enjoyed his bouncy seat of power.



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Jenny’s and Vivian’s Truth/Lie

By Jenny S and Vivian W


“NOOOO!!!!!!! BARBIE!!!!!!” Jeanette screamed. Jenny and Jeanette were having a fight. Jeanette ripped Jenny’s Harry Potter poster in half. So Jenny was ripping her older sister’s Barbie doll.

“SHUT IT YOU WHIPPERSNAPPER!!!! YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT, NINCOMPOOP!!!! Jenny squealed, fighting to climb to her bed; the top bunk. Jeanette clung onto the ladder.

“GIVE. ME. BACK. MY. BARBIE DOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL!!!!! Jeanette shouted, trying to get her Barbie doll away from her aggressive little sister. Jenny held onto the doll as if for dear life.

“YOU KILL HARRY POTTER, I KILL BARBIEEEEEEEEEE!!!” Jenny screamed at the top of her lungs, ripping off poor Barbie’s head and kicked her sister in the stomach.

“HOOF!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!” Jeanette screamed as she fell off the ladder. With one big thump, there was awkward silence. Jenny continued ripping Barbie apart with an angry gleam in her eyes. She didn’t realize that her sister was still lying on the ground, unconscious until Barbie was in shreds.

“Jeanie? Jeanie?!” Jenny shook her sister violently. Jenny tried everything to make Jeanette wake up. In the end, with horror struck eyes, she cried “MOM!! DAD!!!”


Amanda stood under the doorway of the store. The sounds of chirps, barks and purring blasted her ears and she smiled. Finally, time to get her first pet!

She entered the store, and was awarded with the shopkeeper’s stare. Ignoring the eyes sinking into her back, she walked over to the puppies.

The first thing she noticed was the smell. Rancid breath, toilet smells, and saliva overcame her nose. Telling herself that she was going to have a good, clean pet, (with good hygiene), she marched towards the cage containing the puppies and directed her attention towards it.

The pups tumbled over each other to gain the attention, but Vivian’s eyes were locked onto one puppy. A small, and extremely hyper. Amanda LOVED the pup. She demanded that the puppy and her were put together, able for her to pet it.

She and the puppy were put in a cage, and the puppy was as hyper as ever. The puppy ran over to Amanda, and her expecting it to leap into her arms, held them out.

Now, its crazy for a pet shop to have no litter box. The puppy instead ran to her shoes, leaned its hind onto the shoes, and left a small, brown gift.

Amanda never went into pet shops again.



Jen was bored. Her grandpa was riding a bike and her on the backseat. She looked down at the wheels and grinned.

“Pretty wheels. I wanna touch ‘em.” Jen touched the wheel with her foot. She thought it was fun. Jen continued to play with the wheel until… her foot was jammed in the wheels.

“AAAAAH!!!” Jen screamed as they fell over. Her grandpa screamed too. It took her hours to get her foot out. Jen cried and cried. Until when they finally got her out. Jen had to ride the car of one of their neighbors. Jen saw her ankle bleeding and screamed at the top of her lungs, and sobbed. Jen learnt her lesson that day.

Alex’s Truth/Lies

By Alex S

One real event and two fake ones.

Last year in seventh grade, Matthew shot me with a pellet gun and he hit me in the eye.

I once entered a video game tournament at my summer camp in Seattle and won $500 dollars. It was going on for two hours and everyone else got DQed besides Matthew and I. I then finally beat him in super smash bros with a finishing blast from my Kirby character knocking his Link character knocked off the map.

During summer time at New York, my cousin pushed me off my bed and I landed on a sharp piece of metal. It pierced my knee. I was in my room when he woke me up with a Blow horn next to my ear. “Wake up!”, then he pushed me off and I feel on the piece of metal. It cut my leg and it started bleeding a lot. I had to go to hospital and get the damaged muscle removed.

Madeleine’s Truth/Lie

Madeleine went down of the aquarium, the water was freezing but she soon adapted to the temperature. There were sharks swimming around her, she was really afraid, but the sharks did not bother her while she was coming down from the shore. She did not have the oxygen tank on her, she was just snorkeling. She saw a lot of kinds of fish, which she had never seen before.


Madeleine ate snails before, the first time she saw it, and it looked like caterpillars that have been smashed in to watery things. Her mother ate some, she told Madeleine that it tastes really good, and it has some things that can make your skin smother. So she ate one, and it tastes really rich and oily, but it was good.


Madeleine loves reading books; she reads a lot of books. One day, her mom told her that she needs to cell or donated some books to the poor families that live in the mountains. She was really sad that she had to give the books away that she enjoyed so much, but if it is going to be for the poor families, she think that it would be fine. She start getting out all the books that she doesn’t read much and there were a hundreds of them, and she still has more books at home. She has read almost thousands of books now!

Phillip’s Truth/Lie

By Phillip M

Incident 1: Philip and his family were visiting Phuket one summer. They were out on the beach in front of the hotel they were staying. Outside, Philip’s family saw a baby elephant that they could feed fruits to. They went down there and feed the baby elephant some fruits. After the elephant ate the fruits, the men who were watching over the elephant took the elephant to the beach so he could wash up. Philip was playing on the beach with the sand. The elephant was almost going to step on Philip when a lifeguard saved Philip and asked him if he was ok. He said yes.



Incident 2: Philip was walking a busy street and waited for a green light. When the green light came on, Philip was walking across the street when a car ignored his red light and drove across Philip’s foot! Philip’s parents had to pay $100 for his Band-Aid and crutches.



Incident 3: When Philip ordered his Xbox 360 on Amazon, it said it would be there in one week. One week later, Philip got a teddy bear in the mail. That meant that the person who was packing the Xbox 360 mixed up his order so Philip got a teddy bear the price of an Xbox 360 and the other guys got an Xbox 360 for the price of a teddy bear! Philip ordered again and it was free but he didn’t get a refund from the previous one. Then next week, Philip got an Xbox 360.

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.

Gabby’s Truth/Lie

By Gabby A

A 7-year-old Gabby tip-toed onto the wet rocks by the pond. She happily hopped on another rock.


She felt her foot slide on the rock.

“AIIIEE!” She screamed, as she tumbled towards the murky waters. She made a large SPLASH! as her body made contact with the water. The only thoughts in her mind were…

I’m going to drown.

I’m going to drown.

I am going to drown.

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