Our collaborative writing project with five other classes, the Tale Trail, continues right here! Two weeks ago, the classes voted on a topic for the story and the idea with the most votes was “An underground tunnel is found under the school. It takes you to…”
Mr. Salsich's class started the story. We will now add our part to the story, and then Mrs. McKenzie's class will continue it.
Here is our part:
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“Step right up, folks! Come and enjoy Franklin’s Fabulous Ferris Wheel! It’s the wackiest, most wonderful wheel in the world, and I invented it!” exclaimed Benjamin Franklin as he motioned to Tiffany and Max.
|Max and Tiffany see Ben Franklin's Fabulous Ferris Wheel from afar.|
The sound of circus music filled the tunnel. The two kids stood like statues at a wax museum. Max’s eyes grew wide, like two full moons while Tiffany... fainted.
Tiffany was sprawled out, motionless on the polished stone floor of the cave. Ben Franklin, who was always a quick thinker, seized a bucket from behind his Ferris wheel and as fast as lightning, splashed the bucket of cold water on Tiffany’s face.
|Ben Franklin revives Tiffany in an old fashion way!|
Drenched, she angrily stared at the historical figure she’d only read about in history books. “Ben Franklin?” she asked, gobsmacked. “I’m shocked to see you here!”
Max immediately explained to Tiffany what he’d been doing while she was unconscious. With mustard from a hot dog dripping off his mouth, he told her, “This is the best carnival I have ever been to! I’ve already ridden on Franklin’s Fabulous Ferris Wheel five times, and it is free! I made friends with a monstrous two-headed rattlesnake and his friend, the Jolly Giant. And, remember those Lego pirates we built three days ago in my basement? They’re here!”
Franklin’s Fabulous Ferris Wheel clanked and wheezed as the buckets of riders circled around. Each time the bucket with the horrifying two-headed snake passed the hot dog stand, the snake’s long purple tongues licked the mustard off the delicious hot dogs at Sally’s Snack Shack and Mint Cart.
|Max enjoying an Altoid at Sally's Snack Shack and Mint Cart.|
Tiffany, seething with anger, screeched, “Maximilian, we need to get out of this tunnel right this instant! If we don’t hurry, we’re going to be in so much trouble!”
“Oh, relax Tiffany. We’ll sneak back to class after we investigate this crazy carnival!”
“Relax? How can I relax at a carnival run by Benjamin Franklin, two headed snakes, and a jolly giant?! Although, that cotton candy does look good... No, we have to get back!”
“But I don’t want to go!” Max protested. He ran over and seized a refreshing Altoid mint from Sally’s Snack Shack and Mint Cart.
“Please, Maximilian, let’s leave!” pleaded Tiffany as she tugged at his mustard-stained shirt.
Tiffany turned and trotted toward the tunnel’s trail head.
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Will Maximilian follow?
Find out when Mrs. McKenzie and B4 continue the story!
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