The Vanishing Phone

December 16, 2018

Derrick’s Uncle Nigel swats at the drone, hovering right in front of him. “Get that thing out of my face!” Derrick laughs. But he uses his smart phone to maneuver the little helicopter out over the rest of his family’s freakishly huge backyard. This doesn’t seem to be enough for cranky Uncle Nigel, who retreats…

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The Double Mugging

December 9, 2018

It’s not every kid who gets to ride along with a real cop, although crime-wise, there’s very little happening in Clifton Lake. So when Mom has evening business, Logan and I sometimes hang out with our uncle in his patrol car. Tonight the Monroe boys are strapped in the back of Officer J.B. Monroe’s cruiser….

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How Timmy Got Better

December 2, 2018

I’ve been worried all day about Timmy. He’s my best friend, and he’s been sick a lot this year. First it was the flu, then some stomach problems. He was out of school yesterday and today, so I decide to drop in on my way home to see him. When I knock on their door,…

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