“Taco Defeats the Cheetahs” by Ms Rattner’s Class

Art by Chantal Taylor

Our Character:

  • An octodragon (part octopus and part dragon) named Taco
  • He’s a hero that saves people from evil
  • He wears a cape that is blue when in water, black when out of water, and glows when he wants it to
  • He has blue hair, black scales, and his eyes are ocean blue
  • He is completely honest and NEVER lies
  • He wears air Jordans on all eight tentacles
  • He lives in a dark cave with a whirlpool he likes to play in
  • He’s good in and out of water
  • He codes on his computer named Fred who is his only friend)
  • He plays checkers with Fred
  • He has a sense of humour, except when he’s stressed

Our Setting:

  • A place called The Wonderful Land
  • There are chocolate caramel forests, volcanoes everywhere, and many deserts
  • The sky is red and black
  • The buildings fall apart from the lava in the volcanos
  • It rains frosted foods like lasagna and pizza, and rains candy in the springtime
  • The roads are made out of popcorn (not to be mistaken with the fairy eyes)
  • Clouds are made of pizza
  • Rainbows drop popsicles in the summer
  • In the fall, the leaves fall down and they make you happy if you touch them
  • Aliens, lava mermaids, whales, and cheetahs with red eyes and sharp teeth live in the volcanoes
  • Skinny yaks live in the deserts
  • There are phoenix birds with three eyes who can turn invisible, and will bite you if you sit in their chairs (they hate sharing)
  • Magical angels with healing powers live in the sky
  • Unicorns live in the desert and help lost travelers
  • There are fairies with popcorn eyes, and people try to eat the popcorn because it will make you fly
  • Exactly 3 pink tigers per region (desert, volcano, sky) that have lots of fruit to share with everyone
  • RJ happens to live there, and throws pizza at people
  • Rogisha also lives there, and is the queen of kindness, and will stuff marshmallows into your mouth if you say bad things (she has excellent hearing)
  • Also, Ali is the boss of the cheetahs, and helps them run fast
  • Mirjam controls the candy in the land
  • The unicorns fly people into the sky, in order to feed people marshmallows

Taco Defeats the Cheetahs

Once upon a time on a day in April, there was an Octodragon named Taco who lived in the Wonderful Land. An Octodragon is a very strong half octopus and half dragon who can fly and also be under water. Taco wore a cape that was black out of water and turned blue when he was submerged in water, and it glowed when he wanted it to. His scales were black and he had vibrant, ocean blue eyes. He lived in a dark cave with his best friend Fred, the computer who he plays checkers with.

On Taco Tuesday in Wonderful Land, Taco was devouring many tacos when all of a sudden he saw the Taco Signal go off. The Taco Signal was a light in the sky shaped like a taco with a T in it, which indicated that the people of the Wonderful Land were in danger! He crammed 20 tacos in his mouth in a hurry then flew into the sky, his cape billowing behind him. Taco had an earpiece that allowed him to stay in touch with his sidekick friend Fred, who was very clever with missions.

Taco met with Rogisha, the Queen of Kindness, who lived in the sky with three Pink Tigers. The Queen of Kindness prevented people from telling lies by magically stuffing their mouths with marshmallows. Rogisha was the one that set off the Taco Signal because someone has stolen her marshmallows. As a result, all of the creatures of Wonderful Land were telling many lies and saying mean things, so she had to get the marshmallows back.

A boy named Ali was the boss of the cheetahs. The cheetahs had big, red eyes and very sharp teeth. On Tuesday, the cheetahs rebelled against Ali and stole the marshmallows against his will.  The cheetahs then formed a gang because they were tired of everyone being so nice to each other.

Fred used his global positioning system to locate the cheetahs. He found them in underneath the lava in the biggest volcano, in an exquisite bedroom where the cheetahs slept. Fred told Taco where the cheetahs were, so Taco sped toward the volcano to retrieve the magical marshmallows…

“Lava Moon” by Mr Graydon’s Class

Art by Chris Green

Our Character:

  • 9 year old, rainbow coloured long-neck dinosaur named Riley
  • She has a long, grey beard and wears her hair in little green braids
  • She has wings on her belly and has to fly upside down as a result
  • She wears black rocket shoes that have wings on them and an entirely green outfit
  • She’s very smart and witty
  • She eats a lot, so she has a bit of a belly but that’s okay
  • Lives in a fake volcano that is basically a hollowed out mountain, which is also her secret hideout
  • She sleeps on rocks and nothing else
  • She has seven brothers and sisters who live in Cleveland
  • She’s bitter because a really skinny dragon named Kyler stole one of her jewels, which can shoot lasers it could shoot lasers

Our Setting:

  • A moon called Third Moon, located in the Milky Way in the year 5018, 3000 years in the future
  • The moon is very hilly (nothing is flat), and there are lakes of lava, and the sky is green
  • There is no oxygen, so all its inhabitants breathe through a tube connected to the ground
  • The weather is donkeys because it rains tiny donkeys
  • It is always hot – even the wind is hot!
  • However the queen, named Queen Strawberry, can make it snow by eating strawberries
  • The donkeys sing and dance and are always happy (it’s kind of annoying) but the heat threatens their happiness
  • On the moon live: flyions (lions that can fly), dinosaurs with tiger faces, aliens with eyes and mouths on the top of their heads (they have to lean over to talk to you), and cows that spray milk as a means of self-defence (ya know, as cows do)
  • The dinosaurs with the tiger faces protect the lava, but if they are distracted earthquakes can happen
  • There’s a wizard name Dr. Zuc, and he wants to stop the queen from eating strawberries because he hates the snow

Lava Moon

In the future, some time around 5018, there lived a nine-year-old dinosaur named Riley.  She was a rainbow coloured, long-necked dinosaur with an even longer grey beard – so long, in fact, that it went all the way down to her feet.  She was very smart and very witty. Riley lived on a very hot moon called Third Moon, somewhere in the Milky Way, inside a fake volcano where she slept on igneous rock.  All the other buildings on this moon had no vacancy, plus the volcano had great security benefits, so it helped keep bad guys away.

There was a pool of hot lava beside her fake volcano, as there were plenty of real volcanoes on Third Moon.  Other dinosaurs with tiger faces were guarding said lava, because if they got distracted, earthquakes would somehow occur. To stop this from happening, they drank all the lava for the sake of the other civilians.

Annoyingly happy donkeys, Queen Strawberry, and Dr. Zuc also lived on Third Moon.  Queen Strawberry had the ability to cool everything down by eating strawberries, however, Dr. Zuc wanted to stop her. He loved lava, to a worrying degree.

Soon, however, the tiger-faced dinosaurs fell ill.  As it turns out, consuming large amounts of lava wasn’t healthy, and could lead to a nasty case of heartburn. Riley offered to house some of the extra lava inside her fake volcano. However, now Riley was temporarily without a home. Off she went in search of new real estate, and Dr. Zuc saw his chance to steal the strawberries that gave the queen her cooling powers. As a result, lava covered all of Third Moon, and everyone who lived there was in grave danger! If nothing was done to stop it, lava surely would spill into all of outer space!

Riley soon found out that Third Moon was in peril, and rushed to the rescue.  But, it wasn’t so simple. Dr. Zuc’s lair was a cloud dome with lava floating in the sky all around it, acting as a shield. It was also protected by cows that were able to spray milk on command, and creepy blue aliens with faces on the tops of their heads. They carried laser beamers with them at all times, and the milk was curdled and gross. On top of all that, Riley had a lactose allergy, but she knew she had to get inside Dr. Zuc’s lair…