Mission: Triumphant

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!

Chocolate Donuts

One day, Wolverine was eating chocolate donuts at the donut shop when Team X-Men called him to come to the studio. Wolverine got up and ran to the studio.

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


3 thoughts on “Mission: Triumphant

  1. Jaden,

    I love this sentence: “The bad guys popped their knuckles.” It’s such a great detail, and with that one sentence I can tell this is a major showdown.

    Great job!
    Cecily at Badgerdog

    • Absolutely fantastic story, Jaden! While watching you over your shoulder writing diligently in class I suggested you might add a few more details about the bad guys. You immediately were excited by that opportunity to expound and added “the bad guys had skull jackets and black crazy hair and their faces were red.” Nicely done. I also really like the way in which you put, “not doing good stuff.” You have a positive outlook that is revealed in your writing. A great example of another brilliant member of our writing community at Allison Elementary!

  2. Jaden,
    I’m very proud of you. I think you have a great idea for a story. I can’t wait to see more of your work!


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