“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…