Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Under Control

Writing Prompt:  Nick Woolley lived a haphazard life from the day he was born, mostly due to no fault of his own, but by the time he was seventeen he had…

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Shy

Writing Prompt:  A scene from your favorite novel rewritten as a fight. If the scene is a fight, rewrite it as a romance.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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My Name Is Stephen (Part 2) by Zygardian183

Hi Teen Writers!

Today we have “My Name Is Stephen (Part 2)” by Zygardian183.  To refresh your memory of the story, check out “My Name Is Stephen (Part 1)“.  Leave comments below to let the author know what you think of the story!

NMH Longernecker

My Name Is Stephen (Part 2)
by Zygardian183

The next few days went by fast until one day, when I was inside our lunch room and that’s when everything went wrong. We were chatting about my suit, which was standing next to us in power down mode, when I heard another thruster like my suit’s engine but it couldn’t be James, he wasn’t here today.

Who is that?  I thought and then someone wearing my suit, only this time it was dark blue and black, crashed through the window, grabbed me and then flew outside again.

The man landed on the concrete right outside of the school and threw me to the ground. As I stumbled to my feet I realize that my jeans are torn at the knee and my knee was bleeding plus a cut on my right cheek.

“Who are you,” I stutter.

The armored person spoke with a disguised voice, “I’m the man who’s going to use your technology for my own benefit. Unfortunately, I can’t perfect this suit without the one you’re wearing so I’m going to need that.”

“That’s it? That’s all you got? There’s no ‘my child was hurt so I need this suit for money?’” By this time my friends had made it down that stairs and were watching with worried looks on their faces.

I bring my attention back to the man as his mask retracts back behind his head. “Yeah so I have zero idea who you are except you’re obviously the one who hacked my computer, so I’m going to need that suit back,” I said.

“I’m afraid that’s not going to happen,” the man said.

I called my suit to me. “We’ll see about that,” I said, raising my hand and shooting energy out of my suit straight into his chest.

He responded by lunging at me and punching me in the jaw. Since I’m just a kid and I was just punched by an adult it didn’t feel so good. I grabbed one of my plasma pistols and shot him in the knee forcing him to fall to one knee and then using the thrusters in my suit I jumped up and spun myself giving me enough power to deliver a staggering kick to his chest. He toppled back a couple a feet.

The man gloated, “You’re just a kid. How can you even hope to defeat someone as big as me?” He then punched me multiple times until I fell to one knee. He then used his energy beam in his hand and shot me backward.

Once I regained my footing I and rushed forward. He grabbed me as I was running and threw me into a wall. He then tried to slam his fist into my back but I flipped behind him and, by grabbing his neck as I was falling, I pulled him to the ground. The man activated his thrusters and lunched himself into the air pulling me along with him. Once he made it high enough he dropped me.

I fell. You might be thinking why don’t I just start flying? It becomes exponentially harder to get your balance when you’re falling through the air and 70 miles per hour. Although, once I was balanced I let myself fall head first. Stupid idea I know but just bear with me. Before I hit the ground I put my hands in front of me like superman and used the thrusters in my hands to break my fall and it allowed me to kick the man in the face who was flying right behind me. Using the power source in my chest I shot an incredibly powerful amount of energy at him. It propelled him across the grass and when he got up I activated my sword and stood in a fighting stance.

“You win this round kid but I’ll find another way to get your suit,” the man said and then flew away.

I almost forgot my friends were there when Hudson said, “Stevie you okay?” I was too angry to respond so I just walked by him back into the school. He yells after me, “Stephen!”

I tried to forget about the man, at least for a while. Luckily something came up that distracted me. Our school was allowing our writing class to take a field trip to the Space Needle. That meant that Hudson, Natalie and John Paul and the other people in our class could get away from the bad stuff that had been happening.

After we left the next day we talked in the car a lot about the Space Needle and when we arrived it was even more spectacular that we had expected. My favorite part was the elevator because who doesn’t love elevators? At the top, we look at the amazing view and had a great time. I knew something had to go wrong. It always does, and I was right. We felt the whole building shake so I made my way to my other friends and told them to wait there while I check out what was happening.

I activated my suit and flew outside and what I saw was horrifying. The man was destroying the legs of the tower. The Space Needle started to tip so I flew to the top of the tower and pushed against it to keep it from falling.

So far so good, I thought and then I called Natalie’s phone.

“What’s happening?” She asked

“The building is tipping over but I’m at the top, keeping it from falling,” I said quickly.

“What do we do?” she asked anxiously.

“Tell the class to get into the elevator,” I said

“Okay, I’ll see you at the bottom.” She said and I hung up.

There wasn’t much more to do except wait. So I did. I waited. I waited a little longer. Then I waited some more. And finally I scanned the building and saw John Paul was still inside. He has his jacket stuck on the railing of the balcony.

I called James and had him back me up, “I need you to hold this building while I go grab clumsy JP.”

“Okay, go,” James said as he took my place.

I flew over and landed on the balcony which scared the living daylights out of him. Natalie was trying to keep JP from falling over the edge. By the time I got to them she had pulled him back over onto the balcony. Just as I was about to say that we should move the building shook and JP fell back over the edge with Natalie right behind him.

“No!” I shouted as I ran and jumped over the railing. JP was long gone but I managed to grab Natalie’s hand and pulled her up. I looked back over the edge and saw the tiny speck of JP’s lifeless body.

I didn’t have time to dwell on his death though so I flew Natalie to the ground and then I flew back to James. Once I reached him, I took his place and then I realized I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t let the building fall. It would collide with other buildings. So I was left with the option of just holding this thing up for all eternity but that didn’t sound good either. So I called James and I had him come and help.

“We have to find a way to keep this building from falling,” I told him.

“Ok, how are we going to do that?” James asked.

“We are going to call the other suits, the prototypes, the ones that can only fly. Then we destroy the base of the structure and use the prototypes to get enough thruster power to fly the Space Needle into the ocean,” I explained. “Does that make sense?”

“Nope,” said James.

I laughed, “Just follow my lead.”

I called the suits and they held the tower stable while James and I flew down and blew up the base of the tower. Once that was done I made the other suits get into position to lift up the tower and they did. After that we started flying up into the sky taking the tower with us until we reached Puget Sound and we dropped the tower.

“Man that was awesome!” I shouted.

“Yeah!” James agreed.

“Well let’s get back to the others,” I suggested.

As we were flying we saw the man destroying the base of a skyscraper. “You have got be kidding me,” I said.

“Stephen, it’s falling toward your friends,” James said, pointing.

“Come on! Let’s grab them!”

We dived toward my friends grabbing them and pulling them out of the way. Once we were out of range of the building I saw that Natalie was still under there. “Oh geez. Stay here,” I told James. As I rushed forward I knew I wouldn’t make it. I started flying forward as fast as I could. Just as the building was about to fall on us, I jumped over Natalie and pulled her to the ground. When the dust cleared I was over her holding up the ruble creating a little cave for us to wait in. Also you’re thinking “how can he hold that up?” and the answer is, I’m awesome, deal with it.

“Shoot, this is not how I thought my day would go,” I said to Natalie. “Could you quite getting yourself in trouble?” James found us and dug us out. This was bad. I had to stop this guy, but for now there was nothing to do except move on, so I did. As much as I didn’t like it I couldn’t focus on what I had lost. All that would do is slow me down even more. I had to let out some rage though so I used my energy blasts and blew up some rocks and pieces of what was left of the building.

“Ok,” I said with a sigh, “Come on let’s go shoot some fools in destiny.”

Out of nowhere the man flew over grabbed me by the neck and flew me to a grass area where the Space Needle used to be. “You lose kid,” He said with a menacing grin on his face.

I put one figure to my ear even though my helmet was on just like in the movies, “Initiate protocol 0395,” I said with a smirk. The man look confused and tilted his head. “I’m just kidding bro that’s not how it works. James, come kick his butt for me.” James flew out from behind a rock and kicked the man so hard he flew through the air strait at me. I used one of the upgrades I added which is an elbow rocket that propels my fist even faster. I used this move to hit the man back to James. James then hit him to me and it when back and forth a couple time until the man punched James to the ground when I hit the man toward him. I responded by pulling out one of my plasma pistols and shooting him in the back of the head. His armor protected him but it gave me the chance to rush forward and deliver a devastating uppercut.

“Leave my friends alone!” I shouted and, once again, I used the chest power source and lunched him into the air. “I hate that guy,” I said as I offered my hand to James to help him up, “Now let’s go shoot some fools in Destiny.”

Throughout the next few days I spent hours upon hours working on my suit. I made it faster, stronger, and I added a new special feature. I made it so by the push of a button the suit folds up into a backpack, and it still has a little bit of space inside it. Not much though, I’m still working on that part of it. “This is so much better! And so much more portable,” I said to myself as I examined the suit with pride.

One day I walked outside of school and found, yep you guessed it, the man. He was standing over James who had several bleeding cuts and his suit was torn and very damaged but he was alive.

James was kneeling on the ground facing me with a “help me” expression on his face.

“What are you doing?” I asked with a frightened voice.

“Since I can’t seem to get that suit I’m going keep taking things from you until you give it to me.” Said the man.

“Please don’t hurt him. You can do whatever you want to me but don’t hurt him.” I was getting very worried so I called my suit and entered it.

The man pulls out his sword, “NO! Please!” I shouted and just then my other friends came out laughing but stopped dead in their tracks when they saw what was happening.

The man raises the sword, “Come on, stop!” I started running toward them. 20 feet. 15 feet. 10 feet away. 5 feet.

The man thrusts the sword through James’s heart and he falls to the ground. I put on my helmet and shout at the top of my lungs and tackle him. We grapple until we get into a sword dual and I don’t hold back. I finally get him hurt enough so that he can’t fight.

“You can throw me into walls and destroy buildings but the moment you go after my friends is the moment you lose,” I said and without another word I took my sword and said, “You’re going to jail.”

“I’m afraid not,” he said and using the last bit of power he had left, he flew away. I just lost three friends in the span of 2 weeks.

“Uh Stephen,” Hudson interjects.

I flew up into the sky. I flew for a long time that day and thought. At the end of my flight I came to a conclusion. I wouldn’t let this happen again. I couldn’t. I lost so many people that I would do anything to stop this man.

Well that didn’t work because after another week I walked outside and found the man. Of course he had to kill another person. He was standing over Hudson who looked fine but was scared out of his mind.

“No, not again,” I said, holding back a sob. The man pulled out his sword. “NO!” I shouted and started moving toward them. I called my suit and shot a plasma pistol at him making him stagger which caused him lose his grip on Hudson. Then I lost it. I screamed at the top of my lungs and jumped at the man, tackling him and punching the living daylights out of him. After a while of fighting I pinned him and without hesitation I used my chest power source and burned a whole through his body. The man crumpled to the ground.

I knew I shouldn’t have done that but I didn’t care. He deserved it for what he did to my friends. I will never forget them and, if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to find a way to protect what I have left. That’s my story. Not very uplifting I know, but it is what it is. I realize that all of this is my fault. If I hadn’t made that suit none of this would have happened and my friends would still be alive. Still, I learn from my mistakes, and I have a plan to protect my friends. Let’s just say I’ll need some more suits.

Even though I’d lost so much I’m so much stronger than I was before. This is who I am. My name is Stephen. I’m 13 years old. I have the best friends I could ever ask for. And I have a metal suit that allows me to help and protect people. Oh, and one more thing, I absolutely love video games.

About one month later I had built a suit that is linked to Hudson so now if I call it the suit will guard Hudson and, if necessary he can enter it and use it. Right now Hudson and I are shopping, to find a gift for a friend when he said, “Hey look at this Xbox game I found! He might like this.”

“Yeah that’s a good idea let’s get that,” I replied and I texted my mom and told her we were on our way out. “By the way Hudson I have a surprise for you.”

“Okay.”

While we were heading to the car we saw a group of teenagers walking past a red light looking at their phones laughing, “Stay here, I’ll call my suit.” I said.

“No, you won’t have enough time to save them all,” Hudson said, grabbing my arm. “I didn’t want you to find out this way.” Hudson then ran across the street in the blink of an eye and grabbed a teenager, pulling him out of the way. Then he grabbed the next and the next and the next until he got them all to safety and then ran back to me.

“How the what ah hooey?” I said, wide eyed.

“It’s about time I told you what I can do.”

To be continued In The Story of Me By Hudson Bedward

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Mischief

Writing Prompt:  The story of how you and a friend met, transposed to another era.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Illusion

Writing Prompt:  A balloon, a ball, lavender.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Fun

Writing Prompt:  Cane’s vehicle began to slip on the ramp. I could hear a mad screeching as he jammed his foot onto the brake. When the spin started, all I could think…

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Adventure

Writing Prompt:  It was the event horizon. There was no turning back.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Messy

Writing Prompt:  A superhero story where the villain and the superhero are roommates. They keep making excuses to each other about why they are our all the time and come back covered in bruises and cuts, but neither have any idea they are actually the other’s nemesis.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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My Name Is Stephen (Part 1) by Zygardian183

Hello Teen Writers!

We have had a few new members to our writing group sign up in the past week, and one of our writer friends has already sent in a story.  Welcome Zygardian183! Let the author know what you think in the comments section below.

NMH Longernecker

My Name Is Stephen (Part 1)
by Zygardian183

My name is Stephen. I am 13 years old and I love playing a video game called Destiny with my best friend James. I have great friends, a great family, and great teachers. I mow the lawn, I wash dishes, and I love video games. I have the sweetest and cutest dog in the world and I love video games. Did I say that already? I’m just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary suit. Anyway this is my story.

James and I used to experiment with a Lego Mindstorm robot. We would build cybernetic arms that could do almost all the capabilities the human arm could do. All this lead to what I am currently experimenting on which is a project I’ve been working on for the past few months. It’s basically a metal suit that allows me to fly and it has plasma pistols attached to each hip. No not the ones from Halo. The suit is painted red and black with a red power source in the chest. It also has swords that can be ejected from the hands and, by using special electro magnets, they can be pulled back to the hands.

I know what you’re thinking, “wow that suit sounds a lot like iron man.” Yes it can fly and yes and shoot powerful bursts from the hand and chest but other than that it is completely different. Also you might be thinking, “how did he build that?” and the answer is, I have no idea. I guess I used the little thing inside my head called brain. I want to use this suit to help people and also to break the speed of sound.

We are working in my two-story shop with its giant, sliding garage door when James, who was spending the night with my family and has been helping me with this project, says, “Stephen, I think my suit finished!”

“What? Really? Prefect timing, mine is too.” I replied

“We should take them for a spin.” He said

“Nah, not yet we can fly them to school tomorrow and show my friends.”

That night we played Destiny on our Xbox’s until 2:00 in the morning and when it was time to go to school, James and I tried on the suits.

“Wow these things are so cool!” James exclaimed.

“I know, right? Okay let’s try to walk without falling.”

The suits worked perfectly. They moved so well and smoothly and they were light weight.

“Okay James let’s try flying.” I said activating the thrusters and wow, there is no feeling like it! “Come on James, this is amazing you have to try!”

James activated his thrusters and starts flying with me. We made it to school in plenty of time and by “plenty of time” I mean we barely made it on time because we crashed so many times trying to get there. In fact, we missed my first two classes but that did mean we were able to go straight to lunch to show my friends what we had built.

As we walked through the halls, we got a lot of strange looks and many conversations stopped as we walked by. Once a little girl was in our path and as we started to walk around her, she fled in terror. Maybe choosing little red electronic eyes wasn’t the best idea. They looked quite scary.

“James, take your helmet off.” I said and we activated our helmets so they retracted back behind our heads and into the suit.

We arrived at the door to the lunch room and everyone was there. We slowly walked in and everyone stopped talking instantly. We just kept walking until I made it to my usual place that I eat lunch which was right in front of my good friend Natalie as well as Max who was sitting to her left.

“Hi,” I said casually. “You’ve all met James, right?”

No one said anything. After an awkward silence Max spoke up, “No one else is saying it so I might as well, what is that?” He asked, pointing at my suit.

“It’s a suit me and James designed together. It’s harmless,” I said.

“Well it’s not really harmless,” James interjected, “but it’s only dangerous if we want it to be.”

Behind me, my other friend Hudson asked, “Dangerous how?”

“Well here’s an example,” I activated the sword in my right hand with a smile of pride and it came out nice and smooth until it rested in my hand. “These are dangerous. I also have a couple of other weapons on this thing.”

“And we can fly, there is also that,” said James.

“Well, what do you think?” I asked.

“I think it’s awesome!” exclaimed John Paul, who was standing next to Hudson. John Paul and Hudson rushed forward to examine the sword.

“Careful,” I warned, “it is a sword after all so it is very sharp.”

“No duh,” Hudson said with an eye roll.

“That’s really cool!” Natalie said as she got up to come look. “Wait, why were you so late? You missed first and second hour.”

“Yeah, we uh kind of, maybe crashed a lot on the way here,” I said with embarrassment. “These things are hard to control.”

Natalie laughs, “What are you going to do with them?” She asked.

“You should make a YouTube video of you bench pressing train cars like in The Incredibles,” Hudson said laughing.

I laugh, “Well, first I want help people. Although I do want to see if this thing can lift a train,” I said.

After that we all went to writing club and everything was normal and happy and then after a couple of weeks I found out my computer had been hacked.

“Dag-nab it!” I said to James. We were back at my house and working on the suits again. James practically lives with us.

“What?” said James.

“My computer was hacked!”

“What did they steal?” Asked James, anxiously.

“I don’t know, let me check.” I started scrolling through all my most important files and I finally found it.

“Shoot! They stole the plans for our suits!” I exclaimed. “This is bad. Whoever stole this could do a lot of damage with my suit.”

“Well I guess we just have to wait and see if anything happens,” said James.

“Yeah, I guess you’re right.”

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Five

Writing Prompt:  Your favorite historical figure is in love with you.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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