obsessed with the environment. In real
Coroline, 156 months
Calling All New CBers
Chirp at Cricket
I spend a lot of time outdoors rock
it. I’m also really into musical theater.
Moonlight, age 13
Down to Earth
is nearly drowned out by the chatter of the sur-
rounding crowds. TheThunderbirdcreaks as it
inches closer to the dock, one ship among many,
adorned in clean white sails and masts that tower
higher over the rest.
crowded—the port even more so.
the northern pirates,”—Darya smirks—“but, long
story short, we’ve got a booth here and we’re sell-
ing the Power of Hoof.”
as a fundraiser for the Theater, so that Peter
Caminski could put it back on the map. It began as
fourteen-year-old. But it became a magnet that
pulled nine very special kids to-
gether and bound them forever,
for better or worse.
past. The names are up. The
rehearsals have begun. Are
Rose bud, age 15
Theater RPG 2: The
Why would someone host a talent
talented kid looking for special op-
portunities? Sign up for the Mable-
Theater. Winners receive two free ice
Theater RPG 2: The Talent Show
that stretch on forever, the smell of sweet hay
sense of community is amazing. Everyone knows
everyone. The houses are spaced out; there are
woods and fields and hills and farms, and the
Appalachian Mountains in the distance.
their dogs and cats roam out here.
We live right next to a really big farm,
and the owners are really nice and let
us come whenever we want. There’s a
to visit and sheep and dogs and cats
and chickens and cows.
We have to drive about two hours
deliver to us, but sometimes we order from
there and meet the delivery halfway in the park-
ing lot of a church. If you’re wondering, we don’t live
like hillbillies. We still have high-speed internet, Wi-
she had entrusted you to care for him. You’d bet-
streets, you see a brown streak cross the road and
head right for you. What’s that in his mouth?
“Hello, person! You have been selected to come
to our private farm for a relaxing, looong getaway
of the Resort Farm”
The Resort Farm
Pudding’s Place, Chatterbox
I enjoy reading books about the history of
really random things, such as graffiti and fast food
sign on it that said “Hot Dogs, Onion Ring, Corn
like it said “Hot Onion Corn, Dogs Ring Dogs.”
S. Clockwork, aka Clockwork Sparrow
I’m pretty obsessed with reading, writing,
drawing, talking, running cross-country, singing,
Artisticbirdie, age 12
Poetry Challenge, Pudding’s Place
Leeli, I feel like after reading your
because there’s someone else who
goes through something like I do
every day. I can really relate to
that can’t jump. Duck quacks do not echo,
and no one knows why.Rhythmis the longest
word in the English language without a vowel.
Random Facts Thread, Chirp at Cricket
I have just one pet: an adorable dog. He’s
pretty medium-sized and white all over. The tips
of his ears and a faint stripe down his spine are
light brown, though. His name is Buddy, and he’s
a purebred mutt. We have a few guesses as to
what’s in him, but they’re just guesses.
Starseeker, age 154 moons
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