www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Children




Man Of Sin by Vincent Michael A little girl sees the monster that had always lived in her. [1,075 words]
The Finale: Battles Of Legends: Part 3 by Xie It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or di... [672 words]
The Finale: Battle Of Legends: Part 2 by Xie It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or die... [549 words]
Open Your Eyes (Warrior Cats) by Xie What if Jayfeather wasn't blind? What if he had a greater destiny than the prophe... [2,085 words]
by Kovarela Томила , , ... [143 words]
Through The Darkness by Xie What's happening? Who am I fighting? A battle of chaos is on it's way, and can Tonrar's tr... [1,925 words]
Strange Omen by Xie After a raging flood, everyone is safe and sound. The tribe has decided to go to the mountains to ... [961 words]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 2 by Xie Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his fath... [1,205 words]
Lurking Shadows by Xie With Tonrar safe, Kiinaq let his bears feast and rest. Kiinaq is worried about losing more bear... [1,045 words]
Heading For The Stars by Xie Kiinaq's time has come and gone, and now it's time for a completely new hero! Tonrar is s... [1,633 words]
Calm Before The Storm by Xie A great battle is on it's way, but does any bear know? The battle of the Forest Thieves i... [649 words]
Blood Sun by Xie After a dreaded battle and a horrific disaster, the bears settle for a few pounding moments to relish... [816 words]
Bear Battle by Xie Taqqiq and Siqiniq are safe, and everything seems fine. But enemies are everywhere, and a new threa... [837 words]
Ancient History Of The Ice by Xie After escaping from an elaborate camp of black and brown bears, Tonrar attempts to l... [1,016 words]
Warrior Cats Quiz! by Xie Step right up, step right up! You will read these riddles and guess which cat I am describin... [268 words]
Water Rising by Xie Mud and Kiinaq say good bye as two worlds pull them apart. Grief can crash down like a wave on the... [762 words]
The Moon Tree by Xie Leopard and Kiinaq have returned home. A happy reunion has ended the haunting memories of a battl... [1,084 words]
The Ivy Cave by Xie Kiinaq is slowly making his way back to the shore. No-leaf is fading and Snow-ground is coming bac... [1,192 words]
Snowy Mountain by Xie As Leopard and Kiinaq travel home, Leopard tells Kiinaq his real name, Flame, and the story befo... [1,197 words]
Return Home by Xie Once Kiinaq becomes Leader, he is crushed beneath an avalanche of problems. When a fierce tabby tom... [597 words]
New Territory by Xie As the group arrive in new territory, anger at the humans for driving them out turns into guilt, ... [1,154 words]
Mountain Shadow by Xie - [808 words]
Little Legends Warrior Cats by Xie Ever wondered how Fourtrees became the gathering place? Why leaders were given nine... [970 words]
Land Invasion by Xie Kiinaq has returned home, and the tribe warmly welcomes him back. As he announces his arrival and... [1,043 words]
Kiinaq's Story by Xie From ever since he was a kitten, Kiinaq's thought he was a bear. When he becomes the successor o... [720 words]
Icy Wind by Xie Claw and Silver are safe, and Flash is healing nicely. What happens when disaster strikes, and Droplet... [692 words]
Driven Out by Xie Even though enemies have come and gone, Kiinaq still feels unsettled. As humans come to destroy the ... [721 words]
Claimed by Xie On word if returning to the ice, give three cheers! Kiinaq and the Ice Tribe are journeying back to the... [1,376 words]
Bear Ice by Xie With Robin and Droplet gone, Kiinaq is facing his worst enemy: Remorse. He thinks he can get rid of it... [808 words]
The Tale Of Poison Ivy by Zach Gasior Have you ever wondered why the turtle has a shell? Or why the dragon disappeared from t... [510 words]
Synopsis Of The Whipping Boy by Waleed Khan - [239 words]
I Have A Dream by Waleed Khan - [209 words]
Dumbi The Flying Tortoise. by Ebenezer Hagan - [270 words]
The Cat And The Gnat by Joseph D Smith A cat with a stylish hat, meets it's match with an over-confident gnat! [68 words]
Letters To A Soldier by Adam C Crawford Alex is a third grade student who wants to make a difference in the world. His teacher su... [2,882 words]
When Trouble Comes Knocking; The Intorduction by Keundrey D Jackson As I sat behind those prison bars. Left alone to pay and accept... [395 words]
Star-Gazing One Evening by Michael Vincent WONDERFUL! [1,206 words]
(Chirp-Chirp) by Richard Buckner Its' about a little bird being bullied and mocked [205 words]
Thomas Jefferson by Waleed Khan - [324 words]
Spiders by Waleed Khan - [431 words]
Shingtropolis by Waleed Khan - [332 words]
Artificial Intelligence Robotic Bees by Waleed Khan [149 words]
Antibiotics by Waleed Khan - [220 words]
The Cat by Umar Usman I am writing a story [111 words]
The Cat Who Died by Muhammad Umar I am writing a story [104 words]
Owls by Jack Beads A children's poem about one's imagination. [74 words]
Hole Land by R C Kohl For a young person whose parents recently separated. [253 words]
Blueberry Man by Eleanor Leech Blueberry man was the bluest man in the land, until one day his blue colour had faded away. Come ... [167 words]
The Princess And The Pea by Jennifer Leeson In a competition to find the right girl for Prince Henry, princesses must prove themse... [3,400 words]
The Best Santa by Martha Spring Santa does exist after all. [981 words]
Pick Eaters by Ashley N Hudson Hudson PickEaters, is about how childern is very pick when it comes to food, clothers, friends, people and... [30 words]
My Daddy Is Different by Tatiana N Thompson Poem from the perspective of the child telling the important ways that her daddy shows he... [140 words]
Follow The Moon by Tatiana N Thompson Bedtime lullaby [51 words]
This Quarter Of Yours by Joseph D Smith A children's rhyme about giving a kid their quarter's worth of a Quarter! It teaches kids... [17 words]
The Hobo In The Elevator by Joseph D Smith A rhyme that would entertain the children, and teach them to be happy about what they ... [46 words]
Bart The Badger by Anne Spackman Bart the Badger wanders away from his burrow on a little afternoon adventure. A cruel young bo... [855 words]
Spider Spider by Charlie Townsley Wrote for my children [30 words]
Millie And Rettie Go To The Cottage ( A Tail Of 2 Rabbits ) by Da Ash After very active inquires both Millicent and Retic... [59 words]
I Wish I Had A Dollar by Lino Torrez Silly song I made up for my daughter. [103 words]
Little Finchu And His Attempt At Freedom by Sidrah Zaheer This is a story about a little male zebra finch who makes an attempt a... [820 words]
The Adventures Of Harry The Two Headed Moose by Joel Weiss Harry gets lost at a fair in Maine [529 words]
Harry The Two Headed Moose by Joel Weiss harry gets lost in maine [1,018 words]
Best Friends Adventure Club : Grown Up by Spencer A Morin It is an adventurous book. Three girls take on an old enemy's daughter i... [9,335 words]
A Question Of Persona by Lost Pieces A story about a girl named Cam who wonders why everyone else is special in a specific way... [103 words]
What The Chipmunk Taught by Dave Springer Native American grandfather and grandson each teach the other interesting lessons. [747 words]
The Turtle Returns by Dave Springer I once had a box turtle, who kept escaping, and returning! [864 words]
The Scents Of Danger by Dave Springer When terrified as a kid, I could sense a certain something in my nose. [1,071 words]
The Futuristic Man by Siddharth Anand - [2,116 words]
'candy Land' by Spencer A Morin Follow these instructions to get there. [53 words]
The Mahogany Doll by Leoni Dsouza short story of a puppeteer who performed well till the end. [419 words]
The Ghost Of Ida by Leoni Dsouza A funny story of a ghost that troubles Ida. [357 words]
Prince Glacier by Leoni Dsouza A skating dancer taken as prisoner by a mermaid King. [1,699 words]
Birthdays by Spencer A Morin Fun [49 words]
The Happy Day For Daisy by Spencer A Morin Children's book about Daisy who spends her ttime being happy. [311 words]
The Big Green Tractor by Grace E Newhouse it is about a little boy who wants a big green tractor [106 words]
Im Abc,123 by Elvis D Goins A SHORT POEM I THOUGHT WAS RATHER INTERESTING,MY SON USED IT TO REMEMBER [61 words]
League Of Extraordinary Robots by Yates Jackson The Prince and the Robot is my third Novel,that I have just Finished. When th... [22,091 words]
The Story Of A Wandering Dog (Part 1) by Alice Chen It's a story of a dog that travels to find a home, to find the real world... [720 words]
Flashlight (Part Two) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of strange... [3,486 words]
Flashlight (Part Three) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of stran... [1,797 words]
Flashlight (Part One) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of strange... [2,035 words]
Colombia's President Al Uribe by Randall Barfield - [493 words]
Roofus (Part 1)
Roofus (Part 2) by Patrick Fell Childrens [1,305 words]
Roofus (Part 3) by Patrick Fell Childrens [923 words]
Roofus (Part4) by Patrick Fell -Childrens story [1,345 words]
Roxy The Mambo Monkey by Patrick Fell Childrens Book. Rhymes, rhymes and more rhymes, I just cant stop them. [599 words]
If I Am A Hard Worker by Peter Rego Written for a Holocaust theme picture book for middle school aged children [171 words]
Can We Get A Wild Animal by Patrick Fell Childrens picture book [131 words]

Go to page: [1] 2 3
TITLE (EDIT)
Roofus (Part 1)
DESCRIPTION
Story of 10 year old boy, his trusty assistant, and a long day of mishaps.
[885 words]
AUTHOR
Patrick Fell
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
-
[February 2009]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
pfell1@socal.rr.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (17)
Anywhere The Wind Blows (Poetry) Just a short poem about moving on. [81 words]
Can We Get A Wild Animal (Children) Childrens picture book [131 words]
Dear Valentine (Poetry) Valentines Day poem to a girl I like. [171 words]
Gonna Fly (Songs) Folky country loner type song. [92 words]
It Used To Be Okay (Songs) A song that the verse writing was never finished, maybe never even started. [99 words]
I've Been A Fool (Songs) Bluesy. First two verses of new song, verse, chorus and bridge to come, from where I don't know yet. Help [56 words]
Rather Be Alone (Songs) -Country twangy song [140 words]
Roofus (Part 2) (Children) Childrens [1,305 words]
Roofus (Part 3) (Children) Childrens [923 words]
Roofus (Part4) (Children) -Childrens story [1,345 words]
Roxy The Mambo Monkey (Children) Childrens Book. Rhymes, rhymes and more rhymes, I just cant stop them. [599 words]
South Side Of Town (Songs) Lonely country style ballad. [237 words]
Summertime In California (Songs) Song about summer day in California. [125 words]
Take Me To The City (Songs) Another slow mellow tune [77 words]
Waiting There (Songs) Another mellow song [86 words]
You And I (Summer Sky) (Songs) Mellow little song or poem about an old friend who's gone now. [57 words]
Your Lovers Dreams (Songs) Old style spacey rock, somewhere between Riders on the Storm, TB Sheets and Sympathy for the Devil.(obviously nowhere near them) [97 words]
Roofus (Part 1)
Patrick Fell


Saturday morning, when I was 10, was always the same.
A bowl of cereal, some cartoons, then yard work.
Leaf raking, poop scooping, lawn mowing and begonia watering.
It only paid 50 cents an hour,(breaking a few child labor laws)
but I needed the money. The back yard was small and I could finish
the chores in two hours. Now back then a dollar was pretty good
but I wanted a little more, I would need to milk the clock,(so to speak).
I began to invent little watering games to pass some time.
There was, Fountain of Doom in the Kingdom of Flies,
Hurricaine Annie at Butterfly Harbour (only the little yellow butterflies, not
the big colorful ones), and my personal favorite,
Old Faithful, (episode 5), The Return of the Pigeon Geyser.
Well, this Saturday in paticular, the work and games are done and
it's only been an hour. I was bored and broke, when suddenly,
I'm surprised by a big, scruffy looking bird, dive bombing what looked
like a dragon-fly. It was like National Geographic showed up in my backyard.
This air attack could be just the ticket to perk up this "buisness as usual" morning.
There must be a way to take advantage of this unique situation.
Hmm...think.....think....Ahha!!!
A quick wardrobe change and a few props later,
Adam "Safariman" Windchaser, "The Worlds Most Famous Wildlife
Photographer In History" is on the scene.
Flown in from the Sarenspaghetti plains, (where I was filming something fantastic)
on a "special request" assignment, from the "King of the World."
Covertly parachuted into this backyard jungle with my trusty assistant, Roxy.
Wearing, travel faded jungle fatiques, with ammo belts of film cannisters
criss-crossing my chest, Pancho Villa style.
And my trademark, super-duper-zoomer- deluxe- all weather-multi-terrain camera,
around my neck.
Barking out orders, like,"lets hurry people, I dont want to lose this light",
"quiet on the set" and "work with me bird, if your hungry, show me hunger"!!!
As if on cue, that scruffy bird did not disappoint.
And me? Well you dont become "The Worlds Most Famous Wildlife
Photographer In History" by chance or luck. I was, as usual, on my game.
Zooming in, as the bird would do it's spiraling, menacing, death dives.
Nailing the shot, as the bird would come millimeters from snatching that dragonfly
out of mid air. Then, panning out as it made its threatening circles above,
all the while, meticulously framing the bird against beautiful backdrops
of trees and clouds.
Over and over again the bird would make its,"dog fight", like dive bombs.
I yelled to my assistant,"more film, MORE FILM" !!
She must have thought I said something else, because she ran over and
promtly began tearing the begonias out of the ground, (mans best friend, hmm..)
Back in the sky, another dive bomb and another near miss.
Now the birds circling became very focused, very determined,
never taking its beady little eyes off the dragon-fly.
Wait, time out.
Why do they call this thing a dragonfly?
It dosn't look anything like the dragons I've seen in the movies.
And it's only resemblance to a fly is that it flies.
Now the guy who named the "orange" knew a little something about
the desciptive nature of names. I assure you, the same guy did not
name the grapefruit. Did they think we wouldnt notice? Were the
professional name givers out sick that day?
And lady-bug ?? Thats got to be a little embarassing to roughly half of them.
While I'm at it, lets talk about the Moon.
Why does it not have a catchy, celestial name? Other Planets have Moons
and they're Moons have names. There's Europa, Titan, Calypso.
Some Moons even have people names, like Belinda, Rosalind and Ophelia.
Our moon is more important than any of them. It changes our tides,
helped guide our explorers (before G.P.S.) and inspires tons of art and romance.
Before man invented the watch, how did we keep track of time?
That's right, the Moon, well.. and the Sun, but the moon was there.
COME ON, PEOPLE OF EARTH, thats our Moon.
I dont think we are going to upset some "grand scheme"
in the universe by giving it a name.
In fact, by the power vested in me, I hereby name our Moon, George.
Objections? None? Good.
From this date forward, the Earths Moon will now be reffered to as George.
Case closed.
OK, time in.
As the bird was coming in for what appeared to be a sure hit,
something odd and surprising happened.
Some sort of projectile came flying through the air,(I thought it was a bean or a nut)
at an incredible rate of speed and whacked that bird right in the butt.
There was a loud squawk, a burst of feathers and the frienzied evacuation
of one frightened, though a little less scruffy, bird.
The "dramatic action" photo was spectacular but...I stopped in my tracks...
"what just happened"? There was no-one else was in my yard.
I was more than a little curious as to what was up.
Someone was going to have to investigate the matter.
I was going to need some help.
I looked around for my assistant.
Being "mans best friend", naturally, she wanted to help,
but, at the moment, she was just too busy,
tearing apart my last decent pair of flip-flops.
I was going to need an investigational expert.
I put down my camera and put on my hat and over coat and badge and became...



      

 

Submit Your Review for Roofus (Part 1)
Required fields are marked with (*).
Your e-mail address will not be displayed.

Your Name*     E-mail*

City     State/Province     Country

Your Review (please be constructive!)*


Please Enter Code*:

Submit Your Rating for Roofus (Part 1)

Worst     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Best

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2009 Patrick Fell
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2009
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
1576
 

Copyright © 1998-2001 Storymania Technologies Limited. All Rights Reserved.