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TuesdayFebruary 2019

The Jellyfish of Lake Aquawater

Ms. Matthews Second-grade Class

David Ellis Academy

Once upon a time, in the depths of Lake Aquawater, on Planet #456, there is a secret underwater base that spans five layers below the surface from a nondescript balcony. Few are lucky enough to find this base. Suspiciously, the sound of lasers and waves come from within.

There is a loud metal banging as jellyfish bounce around in the interior, having a party. They play on their phones and watch Jaws on TV, while it rains jellybeans from above. Another cooks bacon that sizzles to the sound of underwater robots, which adds an oily scent to the air already filled with the smell of seafood. Franky the superdog waits patiently for the bacon while some of the jellyfish flip skateboards or play on the computer. Other jellyfish swim in black and blue water, shooting each other with ice blasters.

FNCG, Sticky, and Super Flash are among the party goers. They suggest a thrilling game of freeze tag after their phones die. Sticky shoots glue from the tips of his fingers across the room and FNCG zooms in flight to dodge with her secret shadow ninja powers.

Sticky fires another shot as Super Flash leaps high over a glob of glue and it splats against the wall. His special costume protects him from a jet of water that a jellyfish spits from the pool. There is not a lot of room for freeze tag in this underwater base. Everyone flees from Sticky as he climbs up a wall, afraid that being touched by him will leave them frozen in a gooey glue forever.

“Can’t get me. Nah nah na nah nah,” laughs Super Flash as he dodges again and again.

“I can get you!” yells Sticky and shoots another round of glue from his fingers.

Franky, the dog, with a mouthful of bacon jumps into the room, pride in his eyes. FNCG tries to shield him from the stray blasts of glue but Franky is hit!

“BARK! BARK! BARK!” Franky drops his bacon and barks at the three heroes while he remains stuck to the floor.

Illustration by Ingrid Ankersonankerson.com

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