Friday, June 10, 2011

Mario Bros

Chapter 2

"OH NO! The city is on fire! We have to stop the dinos before it’s too late! Full throttle, Kevan!" Nathan exclaimed.
They whizzed past raptors and lizards, stegosauruses and triceratops. They got to the very middle of the city and what they saw made their eyes go crazy—a tyrannosaurus rex on top of a building, and a dangerous pteranadon circling overhead.
"Nathan, hang on to that rope and try to distract the T-rex,” the commander ordered, “while we get the bombs in the back. And . . . be careful!”
Unexpectedly, another T-rex leaped out of what seemed like nowhere. Nathan’s hands shook as he reached for the rope and slid into the air. Raptors everywhere hissed at him. Then two minutes later, he felt himself going back up into the helicopter. “W-what happened?” Nathan stammered.
“Remember, that was supposed to be a test,” the commander explained. “You may be face-to-face with a hungry raptor waiting for his dinner next time.” Then he said something unexpected. “You three are now in the DDS squad. In fact, the last test had a twenty-five-year-old guy. He did the exact same thing you did, Nathan. Except about the part where he had to wait until I pulled him up. He didn’t like it, so he started climbing up the rope!”
The three boys laughed. When they went to bed that night at 11:00 pm, they slept in till 10:00 in the morning.

Stay tuned for the next chapter! [Remember, whenever I feel like it]

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Day the Dinosaurs Came

Nathan cringed when he heard the Tyrannosaurus Rex being captured in the middle of the street. He ran to the window to see what was happening. A helicopter whooshed in the air and dropped a fifty-pound metal hook.
CLANG! The hook dropped to the ground. One of the soldiers put the hook on a 900-foot wire net, with the T-rex inside. Then the helicopter lifted the T-rex and flew off to what Nathan knew was a deserted island called Chise in the Philippines archipelago. Nathan walked out of his house, relieved to see one less T-rex in this city. Kevan and Justan walked over. “When we get rid of these dinosaurs,” Justan said, “we’ll all go on a vacation together, just the three of us.”
“Thanks, guys, but the dinosaurs keep multiplying,” Nathan said sadly, “and we have to find just where they are doing that.” Just then a Pteranadon circled overhead.
“Science can probably tell us that. We do know that T-rexes have to go somewhere, like a big cave,” Kevan said while stomping around like a T-rex.
“And raptors could dig big holes in the ground with their claws.” Justan grinned and made digging motions in the air.
“You’re right,” Nathan agreed. “They do that. But we don’t have trucks or jeeps or helicopters that can go into caves, holes, and other hiding places.”
Then he added, “But we have some twelve, fourteen, and nineteen-year-olds here, and I think we should go meet dinosaur defense squad.”
The next day, the three boys leaped out of bed. Kevan and Justan did their Switched-On Schoolhouse as fast as lightning. Then they flew in their private helicopter to the DDS [dinosaur defense squad] headquarters.
F-ffffffffffttt went the blades as they took off into the clear blue sky. Minutes later, they were in the DDS office. The commander said, “We need soldiers and DDS guys. You three young men could join the DDS troops. Find yourselves some gear and let’s go!”
Soon the three boys, Justan, Kevan, and Nathan were back in the sky with the commander, looking for a test spot. They finally settled on the marshy land of Louisiana, which was filled with crocodiles.
"Do you have any guns?" the commander asked.
"No, do you?" Nathan answered.
"We’ll have to go somewhere else. Maybe New York City. There are plenty of T-rexes up there."
So off they went to New York City. They were within ten minutes of the city when they saw smoke and fire.

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