Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jake and the Strange Ball

The morning was early and Jake decided to go ahead and go to Midge's house.  He strolled along the sidewalk enjoying the quiet morning in the sun.  He saw something in the middle of the road that looked like a ball that some child must have lost. 
    “Looks like someone lost their ball,” thought Jake.
    He ran to the ball and when he got close to it, he thought, “That's a funny looking ball.  It isn't very round like most balls I've played with.”
     He put his nose close to the ball and quickly jumped back from it.  “Oh!” thought Jake.  “This is a really stinky ball.  No wonder they threw it away.  I think the ball is rotten.”
      Jake tried to pick the ball up and it was falling apart.  The outside covering was falling off in pieces.   He threw it down and pushed it with his nose.  More of the covering came off as he shoved it down the street.  Now the smell got worse and his eyes began to water and burn.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Races

The four friends headed to the school area where the races were to be held.  As they got closer to the school, they could hear the roaring of the motorcycles. 
   “Look!” said Midge.  “Where they are. Come on lets hurry.”
   “They are really going fast,” said Melody.  “Why do they only go round and round in a circle?”
   “I guess they are going in a circle because the track is in a circle,” said Midge. 
   “I think that would make me dizzy,” said Booker-T.  “Only going round and round in the same direction.”
   “I wonder if they get dizzy,” said Melody.
   Suddenly they heard a loud noise.  One of the motorcycles has fallen over and was sliding across the track on its side. 
   “Oh no!” said Jake.  “He crashed the motorcycle.  I hope he is okay.”
   “I think so,” said Booker-T.  “See over there.  He is getting up now”
   “Oh, good,” said Midge.  “I guess you were right Jake.  Those motorcycles are dangerous.  My legs are too short.”

Monday, January 16, 2017

Melody Meets Gabby

 “Hi Jake!” called Midge when she saw him coming through the gate.
“Hey Midge!” smiled Jake. “What are you doing?”
“I'm waiting for Booker-T,” said Midge. “He went to Melody's house early this morning.”
“Who is Melody?” asked Gabby as he flew down from the tree and landed on the porch railing.
“Hi Gabby,” said Midge and Jake.
“Who is Melody?” asked Gabby again.
“She is our new friend,” said Jake. “She looks like Booker-T's twin.”
“Oh no!” laughed Gabby. “Two Booker-Ts. How lucky we are.”
“Are you being mean?” asked Jake. “She is really nice.”
“I'm kidding,” said Gabby.
“Here they come now,” said Midge. “Be nice Gabby.”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Police

 Midge, Booker-T and Melody strolled along the sidewalk on their way to Jake's house. As they were about to cross the street, a police car sped by them with their lights flashing and the siren blasting.
“Where are they going so fast?” asked Melody.
“I don't know,” said Booker-T. “But they sure are in a hurry.”
“Can we follow them?” asked Melody. “I want to see what they are doing.”
“I don't know where they went,” said Booker-T. “And we can't run that fast.”
“I can't see them anymore,” said Midge. “Lets go to Jake's house.”
“Was that the police?”asked Melody.
“Yes,” smiled Midge.
“Why do they have those red and blue lights on the top of their cars and make that loud noise?” asked Melody.

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T