Some days, it seems good has little chance over evil, and we’re left wishing for a superhero to come and right the world again. In this week’s edition of Unbound, one of our young writers celebrates the spirit of heroism and initiative that’s captured our American imagination for decades now. In the following short story, Jaden, from Mr. Barrera’s class at Allison Elementary, combines the undefeatable with the realism of chocolate donuts, reminding us of the heroes who could be in our midst if we only look around us. Way to go, Jaden, for inspiring us!
Suddenly, he stopped. He was looking at twenty bad guys. The bad guys had skull jackets and black, crazy hair, and their faces were red. The bad guys popped their knuckles.
Wolverine’s blades came out of his hands, and he destroyed the bad guys. Then he went to the X-Men studio.
His boss said, “There are twenty bad guys not doing good stuff.”
Wolverine said, “I just killed those twenty bad guys.”
“Oh, well,” said the boss. “Mission complete.”
All the other heroes ate popcorn and drank punch to celebrate.
Jaden, fourth grade, Allison Elementary School