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A Mysterious Situation (StoryADay)

You’re not going to believe what happened, but I’m telling you the truth. But you have to promise not to say anything until I have finished speaking, OK?

Several weeks ago, my friends and I received a message which described a mysterious incident that occurred in San Francisco, California. In fact, the incident occurred over six years ago. I don’t know what to make of it, as it had been a year since I moved to Harrison Creek, Oregon from San Francisco. And to make the story more interesting, the message was addressed to me, saying that I needed to help Randal McAllen find out what happened to his younger sister Christina, who had disappeared over six years ago.

At this, I didn’t know what to do or say. All I knew was that Randal and Christina didn’t get along, and Randal hated anyone who spoke to her, which included teachers. I was among those brave enough to be friends with Christina, which earned me Randal’s wrath.

So why would he ask me to help him find his sister? As far as I knew, she could have ran away from home due to the hate she was given, especially from her own brother and parents. If I was in her shoes, I would make sure that I was never found.

So, I have no choice but to take this case. Who knows? Maybe finding out what happened to Christina McAllen would help me in the long run.

Writer’s Clue (StoryADay)

Before the story about Taylor Parker’s disappearance and how she was erroneously known as my cousin Tanya Shinnok, I once knew a girl named Christina McAllen. If anything, Christina reminded you of Taylor; she had a way of making you feel special, but bullied those who sought to destroy her. In hindsight, Christina and Taylor weren’t that much different, but they were.

I knew Christina from my days in St. Francis Elementary School, when one of the teachers made me and three other girls named Joanna Marshall, Sabella Tucker, and Rebecca Walker sit with her at lunchtime. The rest of the school bullied anyone else who spoke to Christina until they dumped her. The funny thing was, though, no one in the school bothered Joanna, Sable, Becky, or me, not even if we spoke to Christina in a public place.

And what Christina went through, Taylor also went through, yet Taylor didn’t experience the abuse Christina went through. I wondered what did Taylor have that Christina didn’t have in terms of being treated kindly in the school? Something had to give.

Yet, when Christina disappeared, no one seemed to care. No one liked her, and they were more than relieved when the news broke out that Christina was gone. Not so with Taylor, as when she disappeared, the police tore apart the city until she was eventually found and returned to her family. As for Christina, she was found dead TWO years after she disappeared. The person who found her dead went into witness protection to protect him from the people who would come after him for finding Christina’s remains.

So, what’s the clue in this story? It seemed that people preferred Taylor over Christina, which was why the police was willing to help find Taylor and leave Christina to die. And believe me, that’s the worst part about this story.

Cherry Bomb 2010 (parody of The Runaways Cherry Bomb) – FAWM Song

Shara: What? You mean to tell me that you guys aren’t allowed to just stay at home and hang out with your families? Or at least clean your rooms?

Mara: Uh, nope.

Shara: And why not?

Stuart: Because back in 2002, the city decided that we kids were spending way too much time watching TV and not playing outside, so they put an end to Saturday morning cartoons and forced our families to hire people to clean our rooms so we have to go away from our families during the day.

Pearl: No families allowed.

Irene: I know. Tragic, isn’t it?

Shara: Well, I can’t help but find that unacceptable. No teenager is allowed to be with their families anymore? That sucks!

(music turns on)

Can’t go to school, can’t stay at home, is there no place for a teen to roam? You look at me like I’m the clueless girl next door, but I’m the girl you’ve been waiting for!

Hello daddy, hello mom! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB! Hello world, I’m the bad girl! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB!

Life is sad if you don’t do your chores, yet they want you to get a score. They took away your right to choose; come on, guys, we’ve got nothing left to lose!

Hello daddy, hello mom! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB! Look out, Harrison Creek, here I come! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB!!

(brief instrumental solo)

Hello daddy, hello mom! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB! hello world, I’m the bad girl! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB!

Now is the time to break free, it’s time to make them see that we’re so done with this town, now we have no choice but to shut it down!

Hello daddy, hello mom! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB! Look out, Harrison Creek, here I come! I’m your…CHERRY BOMB!!






A Beginning is Something Else’s Ending (Genderflipped Edition) (StoryADay post)

It was now over.

Michael Lowery, Sadie Green, and Isaac Hammond had graduated from Harrison Creek High School, the school they were forced to attend due to their “unforgivable sin” of befriending the hated Thomas Stone many years ago. To be honest, the kids don’t have much of a choice in that matter.

“I can’t believe that this is over,” said Michael.

“I’m not,” said Sadie with a strange look on her face. “It’s just like that story is repeating itself.”

“Like when we got that letter from the Stranger?” said Paul Turner, who at age 14 was the youngest high school graduate. They all stared at him. “At least Mr. Stewart won’t be cyber-stalking us from behind bars.”

“Still can’t believe that Terry’s dad was the Stranger,” said Isaac.

“Yeah, who knew?” said Michael. “Anyway, I’m feeling kind of depressed.”

“Why?” said Isaac.

“It’s our last day here,” said Michael with a look of concern on his face. “After this, there is no more. Our time as high schoolers is over, as is our lives as teenagers. Soon, it’s off to college with us. Isaac, you’re doing fashion design in San Diego, Sadie, you’re heading to D.C., and I’m going into game design at Texas A&M. It’s time for us to end our youth and prepare to enter the harsh and complicated, for better or worse.”

“I know,” said Sadie, with tears on her face. “It’s so hard to say goodbye to everything we know. We’re all going our separate ways and I don’t know if we’re ever going to see each other again.”

“We still have Facebook,” said Paul.

“But for how long,” said Isaac. “We could be making new friends within a month and forget the friends we had in high school. It’s a thing that I fear the most.”

Shane Stone, overhearing the conversation, came to them, saying, “Don’t think of this as the end. Instead, think of this as a new beginning, a time for new discoveries and new experiences. We have the future before us, but we can’t have that future if we keep holding onto the past. Like, remember when you had to let go of Thomas and move on with your lives and enjoy your high years. Now that those years are ending, we need to let go of our youth and go on with our lives. Besides, you’ll never know when you’re going to see each other again. I wondering if I’ll see you guys again; after all, my other friends and I are jetting off to Fresno next week.”

He said to them, “Well I had fun hanging out with you guys, but it’s time for me to head back to California and my other friends. I’ll see you on the flip side.”

With that, he bounded out the room.

Michael, Sadie, Isaac, and Paul stood together for the final time, knowing that even though all things (such as their high school years) ended, they knew that for better or worse, they would see a brand-new beginning.

Who are the Other Main Seven? (Plus, a word about the Minor Seven) (StoryADay Post)

You may know about Mara Llewellyn, Stuart Greer, Irene Haughton, Pearl Tanner, Shara Shinnok, Tara Schindler, and Marie Lewis, but it’s time to meet another group of teenagers who don’t exactly influence the main events in the story.

Their names are Maia Wagner, Vincent Holloway, Caroline Cowan, Jennifer Mosley, Imani Ozuna, Zara Kirshbaum, and Tiponi Stewart.

This is the other main seven.

They were very briefly seen in the story “The Summer of Our Discontent,” but not much was known about them until they were seen in the sequel “The Beginning of the End.” For starters, Imani had moved to Harrison Creek, Oregon from San José, California, just as Shara had moved to Harrison creek from San Francisco. Maia, Vincent, Caroline, and Jennie attended Harrison Creek Middle School, and Jennie is the youngest member of the group at age 11. Zara and Tiponi came to Harrison Creek High School from Nathan Hale Middle School in Hubbard Lake, Oregon.

The seven of them contend with rumors about Tanya Shinnok, the anti-main seven (even if there were nine people in that group), the upright students brigade, and even an elaborate scheme to take over the city of Harrison creek. But are they the main heroes?

Let’s leave that to the professionals, shall we?

As for the MINOR seven, we have Jacalina Gilmore, Noah Fischer, Brandon Horne, Tammy Baldwin, Cody Kramer, Alexander Jensen, and Fabian Morton. As we all know, Jacalina was once part of the infamous Bullying Trio (with Trevor Shinnok and Grace Gifford), Tammy has Down Syndrome, and Fabian was once part of the Upright Students Brigade. We don’t see them very much, except in the background. But that’s for another story.

Capturing the Stranger, Part 1

“Well this is interesting,” Stuart Greer said as he, Shara Shinnok, Mara Llewellyn, Irene Haughton, Marie Lewis, and Tara Schindler were standing in the room. Three hours had passed since Georgette Schindler was arrested for cyberstalking and threatening a group of minors under the age of 16 years. “How did we know Tara’s mother was the Stranger?”

“I don’t think so,” said Shara. “She definitely was a patsy, as no one would believe a middle-aged woman would stalk a group of teenagers. That’s something that would inspire a lifetime original movie.”

“You’re right,” said Tara. “My mother may be full of hate, but she would NEVER do anything like *THAT*!”

“I’ve noticed,” said Marie. “But who forced Georgette to stalk us? What did they have on her?”

“Me,” said Tara. “You remember when she forced me to leave when I got those kids in trouble while we were at Harrison Creek Elementary School? I had to go to another school under a different name. Only Shara knows who I was.”

“What kind of mother does this to her own kid?” said Irene. “Wait, don’t answer that question. I just realized something.”

“What?” said Shara.

“I know who forced Georgette to send Tara away,” said Irene. “And Team Sescape must find them and stop them. We cannot remain silent a second longer.” The others agreed, knowing that the time had come for the Stranger to go down…

To make a long story short, Team Sescape caught 17-year-old Jacob Jordan as he tried to flee from the city. Jacob had gotten mad at the Teen Rebels and Tara (and Taylor) when they exposed him as a liar. (Jacob was a year older than Tansy Dorkins and Lavinia Nadler when he was sent away from the school. Tara got him in trouble for attempting to kill the two girls in question the year before; Jacob swore to make her pay for telling on him.) He became The Stranger to destroy Tara and her friends, and the game continued until the end of the kids’ freshmen year, when everyone in Harrison Creek High School discovered who he was and called the police.

As the Team toasted their victory, they knew that now that the game was over, they now had a brighter future. But they had to deal with the fallout of Jacob’s evil deeds and the results that happened because of those deeds.

And that’s a different story.

Friendship is Toxic?

Let us begin this story by saying that friendship is very much needed in today’s world. I’m not talking about the friends that you have on Facebook or the friends that you create in your head. I’m talking about the friends that you get while you are on your life’s journey.

Today, we shall deal with the (rather toxic) friendship that the Teen Rebels share.

As we all know, Stuart Greer, Irene Haughton, Mara Llewellyn, Pearl Tanner, and Tanya Shinnok had claimed to be friends since the fourth grade, when Tanya was mistakenly placed in their fourth grade class instead of the seventh grade. Most of the other kids did not approve of the friendship and labeled Tanya as a bully and Stuart, Irene, and Mara as rebels. Tanya herself was cruel to the kids (since she was bullied first) and she certainly showed her “friends” no favors, from slamming Mara’s decisions to wear costumes and play RPGs to Irene wearing dresses and even yelling at Stuart for his controversial views about America and its foreign policies.

BTW, a true friend stands by you and doesn’t criticize your choices. But Tanya wasn’t really a true friend, or was she?

I’m beginning to think that maybe the Teen Rebels had a toxic friendship with her.

Why am I saying this? It’s mainly because Tanya was bullied and she took it out on the kids. Plus, having a mental disability and people already making fun of you doesn’t help much; neither do people who are spreading rumors that claim that you are the bully. That’s what happened in Tanya’s case.

Anyway, the friendship was toxic mainly because Tanya kept Stuart, Mara, and Irene close to her and away from the other kids. No one was allowed to get too close to them unless they were nice to Tanya. Since very few people were nice to Tanya, namely Pearl Tanner and Marie Lewis, they were allowed to hang out with the Teen Rebels. Even then, they weren’t allowed to fully become friends with the Teen Rebels.

That was, until Tanya disappeared and the Teen Rebels quickly fell apart.

But then Shara Shinnok showed up and in her own way, she helped the Teen Rebels find their “groove” and actually becomes their friend. How she actually does that is a different story.

~~~to be continued…

There are No “Teacher’s Pets” Here

It was Peter Rasputin’s first day of teaching English at Harrison Creek High School when it happened.

He had somehow ended up getting the Teen Rebels (which consisted of Mara Llewellyn, Stuart Greer, Irene Houghton, and Pearl Tanner) and a girl named Shara Shinnok (who recently moved to Harrison Creek, Oregon from San Francisco, California) in both his homeroom and third period English class. The Teen Rebels had been the butt of all cruelty, mainly due to the disappearance of their friend and ringleader, Tanya Shinnok. Most of the other students at the school hated the Teen Rebels because of their friendship with Tanya, who they bullied. Also, due to the other kids’ bullying, Tanya had destroyed the reputation of Harrison Creek Middle School by exposing three of the worst offenders to the city.

But that’s not this story.

Peter found himself worrying about the Teen Rebels because of their friendship with Tanya, and he also felt that they needed protection from the cruelty of the other students. He also found himself at the mercy of the other teachers, all who thought that he was too young to be teaching at a high school.

For example, Mr. Danford, the biology teacher, said, “Aren’t you a bit too young to be a teacher?”

“Leave him alone, Jack,” said Mrs. Richards, the geography teacher. “Don’t you think that we’re being a bit hard on him? It’s not easy being 24 years old and teaching at high school.”

“Unlike him, you’re 27 years old,” said Coach Waverly. “He looks like he should still be in high school.”

Peter laughed and said, “As flattering as this is, I have no desire to return to high school as a student. I barely survived my high school years, and I have no desire to repeat them.”

Also, due to his age, he was the unfortunate target of teenaged girls and boys alike. There were no shortage of teenaged girls who had a crush on him, and many of the boys, if not all, harbored a grudge against him. Peter experienced having a hard time trying to teach his students with this drama going on and he began to wonder if being a high school teacher was really all that it was cracked up to be.

If only the kids at Harrison Creek High School would simply stick to crushing and/or resenting him.

Peter found himself facing the Teen Rebels; he had spent an entire summer hearing rumors about Tanya’s disappearance and the scandal that followed. He wondered if something was wrong with them. The kids were not behaving normally. They kept mostly to themselves, unless Shara was with them. And even then, she was not saying anything to anyone.

He said to the kids, “I know that you’re upset about your friend, but you need to let her go and move on with your lives.”

“I wish we could, but they won’t let us forget,” said Mara.

“Yeah,” Irene replied. “No matter what we do, they’re always stalking us, driving us crazy with accusations that we joined Tanya in her bullying. But when last I checked, Tanya never bullied anyone.”

“Even if she did, she had a good excuse,” said Stuart. “They were the ones who bullied her in the first place.”

“I see,” said Peter. “I cannot believe that this bullying has been going on and no one has reported it to the principal. How can this happen? I really need to think about this and I’ll get back to you later.”

If only there was no one listening to the conversation. But someone did listen, and very soon, rumors began spreading all over the school about Peter Rasputin and the Teen Rebels.

“Can you believe that those freaks have the nerve to complain about us to the teacher?” said a student named Nigel Flaubert.

“Who do they think they are?” said a student named Ravenna Myer.

“We’re going to make them pay for that,” said a student named Marsha Reynolds. “Those Teen Rebels should know their place and to not set foot out of it. Now they got a teacher involved, if that is to be believed. If he speaks to the principal, we are all finished!”

“They’re not Teen Rebels, they’re teacher’s pets,” said Ravenna.

“And that’s even worse,” said Nigel.

Before the three kids could get to a computer, they found themselves surrounded by the Teen Rebels themselves. Apparently, Shara had overheard the conversation and alerted the Teen Rebels. “What did you hear?” Nigel snapped at Shara.

“Everything,” said Shara. “You guys thought that you could do to the Teen Rebels what you did to Tanya. You can’t fool me. I’m not as stupid as you think I am; I know when there’s an act of bullying happening.” Nigel, Ravenna, and Marsha stared at her in shock. “Plus, could you refrain from using the words “teacher’s pets“? No one will respect you if you refer to them as a teacher’s pet. Plus, with all the problems that teachers are already facing these days, why would you want to throw *THAT* into the mix?”

“Shame on you,” Mara snapped at Marsha. “Your grandmother is my sisters’ Sunday school teacher.” Then she, Shara, and the other Teen Rebels walked away, leaving Nigel, Ravenna, and Marsha severely ruffled.

Anyway, to make a long story short, Shara went on her fake news website, aptly dubbed Fake News Network, and reported on the gossip that had threatened to tear the school apart. She also put out a fake claim by the principal that stated that anyone who spread a rumor would be given Saturday school detention. Needless to say, her trick worked and no other students said anything about Tanya and the Teen Rebels.

But Peter was not finished with the Teen Rebels yet. Like it or not, he was going to get to the bottom of the situation and find the truth about the Teen Rebels.

Lemons to Apples

They say that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade. But who would want to drink lemonade?

I say that if life hands you lemons, you should throw those lemons into the trash and demand apples. Because everyone likes apples.

Now you know.

Anyway, I’m here today to tell you all a story about a girl we all think we know. Her name should no doubt be familiar to you. (If not, then go sit in a corner and read your Harry Potter books. The rest of us have more important things to deal with.)

Her name is Tanya Shinnok.

Or is it?

Here’s what we know about her so far…

  1. She was born on July 28, 1994 in New York.
  2. Her parents are Raven Shinnok and Lucy Dengonatti
  3. She has four brothers named Arthur, Spencer, James, and Trevor, and one sister named Tallulah
  4. Her best friends are Mara Llewellyn, Stuart Greer, Irene Haughton, and Pearl Tanner
  5. Her relatives include her uncle Shad Shinnok, aunt Janine Hall Shinnok, and cousins Shara, Aaliyah, and Rufus Shinnok

Now, let’s back up for a second and go through the details of the list…

  1. We don’t have any proof that Tanya was born in New York. In fact, anyone could claim to be born in New York, despite the fact that your birth certificate could say that you were born in a backwater town in the state of Missouri.
  2. I don’t have any reason to believe that Raven or Lucy were Tanya’s parents at all; not just because of the absurdity of the idea, but because how do we know that Tanya is really their daughter? I mean, anyone could claim that a child is theirs; that’s why we should have DNA testing.
  3. Raven was not married to Lucy; in fact, they never met. He was married to a woman named Carol Hartford and they had Arthur, Spencer, and James. Still no word on the mother of Trevor and Tallulah.
  4. Tanya really did hang out with Mara, Stuart, Irene, and Pearl, but only until the fifth grade, when she went to San Francisco.
  5. Tanya and Shara were friends, and their friends were Maddy Haroldson, Scott McAllister, and Jacquel Rassenworth. No word on if Tanya knew Shara’s family or not.

So, if the first list about Tanya was the lemons, then the second list is the apples. We don’t have to take what others tell us at face value; for all we know, they are lying to us. We don’t need lemons; we need apples.

Anyway, back to the article:

If Tanya Shinnok isn’t real (as this article is claiming) then who is she? What was her real name? Who are her parents? What was she doing in Harrison Creek and San Francisco?

And the most important question of all…where is she?

I’ll be back as soon as I get some answers to these questions.

~This article was written by Trey Manning