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The Summer Series: Short Stories features the creative stories of our Timberwolf students!

Summer Series

During the last semester of the 2020-2021 school year, English 1 students wrote short stories to demonstrate the skills they learned over the course of the class. 10 of those students were chosen to have their stories shared on The Academy Chronicle.

The Bondage of Arakim by Joshua Araujo

Story by Joshua Araujo

Arakim slowly paddled the raft with his hands across the pool of fresh water full of fresh fish. He was starving as he attached his worm bait on his long piece of leaf fiber string. He looked around into the surrounding forest before looking into the water to greet his friend.    “Hello Shen,” Arakim said, looking at his reflection before feeling a bite on his string.   He...

Milo’s Monster by Olly McDonald

Story by Olly McDonald, Contributor

Milo’s body lay rigid in his bed, His eyes darted from side to side, the fear crept up his spine. “Wh-who’s there,” he whispered, scooting closer to his pink night light at the side of his bed. “It’s me!” said a peppy little voice coming from the darkest part of the room. Two large blue orbs stared at Milo from the corner, if you squinted you could see the faint outline of what seeme...

What Happened by Sarah Hafez

Story by Sarah Hafez, Contributor

It’s a day like any other, Clare wakes up in her small, messy room. She takes a deep breath and gets out of bed. “Ughhh do I really have to go to school today,” she yells. But she ignores her annoyance and puts on her faded mom jeans, an oversized t-shirt, and some black converse. She brushes her dark brown hair and puts it in a high ponytail. As she stares in the mirror, lost in her own gre...

Rhodos by Elizabeth Rodriguez

Story by Elisabeth Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Love and fate are two very funny concepts. As powerful as they are, it's never the same for everyone. I would know. My mother died giving birth to me, leaving the one person who probably loves her more than everyone behind. My father didn’t love me like he loved my mom. Since I was little I overheard a conversation he had with my grandmother. It was clear to me then that he blamed me for what happ...

The Mirror by Amalie Esparza

Story by Amalie Esparza, Contributor

It’s quiet today. Ever since the police came to the house the other day to ask about the disappearance of Rae Hudson things haven’t been the same. The once lively living room filled with laughter and friends soon turned into a place of sorrow and grief. Not only that but the whole Los Angeles neighborhood has become a big playground. Everywhere I turned all I ever saw were people yelling Rae’s...

Planet Zero: A Hero Rises by Aidan Cerna Cortez

Story by Aidan Cerna Cortez, Contributor

Planet Nova is an unknown planet in the Milky Way, but unlike Earth and those other planets it is not found in the solar system. Planet Nova is just like any other planet, an atmosphere and an ecosystem. Planet Nova is similar to Earth the most but it’s atmosphere is smaller, and it’s population is even smaller. Instead of having presidents and governments, we have gatekeepers to keep us safe fro...

Reasons by Myint Chel

Story by Myint Chel, Contributor

Princess An of Lize looks to the distance from her swing. With the breeze of the wind blowing gently to her face, she imagines what her future husband would be like. An closes her eyes to avoid the brightness of the sun and wonders about their life in the future. She slows down her swinging and extends her hand upwards to try grabbing the sun. But when she looked down into her hands, there was nothi...

Alone by Myself by Daniel Barajas

Story by Daniel Barajas, Contributor

The radiation suit is getting uncomfortable. He’s starting to think a trip to the power plant for a new one would be a worthwhile risk. Ben looks around the gas station. None of them for now, and with no place for them to hide or sneak up. Everyday he has to travel farther to reach new supplies, something he regretted when he first started surviving. Looking around, he spots canned goods, gold...

Through Sun and Rain by Mackenzie Diaz

Story by Mackenzie Diaz, Staff Writer

During the last semester of the 2020-2021 school year, English 1 students wrote short stories to demonstrate the skills they learned over the course of the class. 10 of those students were chosen to have their stories shared on The Academy Chronicle. Here is this weeks!

Layla by Julia Hernandez

Story by Julia Hernandez, Contributor

During the last semester of the 2020-2021 school year, English 1 students wrote short stories to demonstrate the skills they learned over the course of the class. 10 of those students were chosen to have their stories shared on The Academy Chronicle. Here is this weeks!

The Lost Ones by Lauren Le

Story by Lauren Le, Contributor

During the last semester of the 2020-2021 school year, English 1 students wrote short stories to demonstrate the skills they learned over the course of the class. 10 of those students were chosen to have their stories shared on The Academy Chronicle. Here is this weeks!