The Palisadian-Post is running a selection of winning pieces from the 2020 Pacific Palisades Library Association’s Summer Creative Writing Contest, which featured the theme “Surprise Us!” The following piece was penned by Rohan Mukhopadhyay, who was awarded second place in the Jotters category (grades three and four).
This is the story of Super Chicken and his sidekick Furball. As you may guess, Super Chicken is a chicken and Furball is a cute dog. They are known as the good guys around town and people know they like to save the day.
Super Chicken and Furball like to go all over town looking for trouble in all the nooks and crannies. They look high, they look low and they look everywhere in between. The duo never forgets to look in the candy stores either, because trouble always lurks in candy stores, especially the stores with free samples!
One day, they were cruising in their Chicken Mobile when they saw a family of cats in a tree. Super Chicken and Furball to the rescue! It’s your clucky day, we’re here to save you, they cried! Super Chicken climbed the tree and gently threw the cats down to Furball. Furball quickly caught every last one.
After all that work, it’s time for a snack. Chicken feed and dog treats for everyone!
Just as they finished eating, a distress call came in from a horse falling off a cliff and onto a chicken farm! Super Chicken and Furball raced over in their Chicken Mobile. It’s your clucky day, we’re here to save you they said! They grabbed the horse before it fell.
Let’s celebrate with a snack they said, but before they could say another word another distress call came in from a chicken farm. There’s a rockslide, come quick! Rocks will fall on people’s heads. It’s your clucky day we’re here to save the day, they said as they rushed over. With one swish of Super Chicken’s wing the rocks exploded!
After that adventure, Super Chicken and Furball have a snack and realize it’s October 30th. Super Chicken takes out his Feather Phone and he makes a top secret call. It’s almost Halloween he says to Furball, our busiest day of the year. We must get ready. They begin making their preparations.
The next day they wake up at noon. As Super Chicken and Furball get out of bed they hear screams. The town is being overrun by small menacing creatures who are stealing the Halloween candy. Super Chicken says to Furball, that’s our cue.
It’s your clucky day we’re here to save the day and we’re here to save the candy, they cry! Super Chicken and Furball go into battle against the evil underlings. The battle is epic, legendary and the duo displayed moves never seen before! They defeated some of the underlings, but some of them ran down the sewers to escape. In the dim light underground, the creatures seem to be staring at a special sewer GPS on their phones.
Super Chicken and Furball look so sad because they could not save the candy. The townspeople say don’t worry, while the song Don’t Worry Be Happy plays. You got rid of the evil underlings, that’s all that matters, they say. You are heroes and besides, we always have an extra secret supply of candy hidden in the wells.
Super Chicken and Furball look relieved, they begin their walk home but first they stop by their secret hiding place. They open the emergency sewer escape and dive down into the sewers! Super Chicken holds his nose and says “stinky” to Furball. Super Chicken takes out his Feather Phone and activates sewer GPS. Then they turn the next corner and see all their underlings with the candy. There is a moment of silence and then they say “our plan worked!”
The plot thickens! You see, Super Chicken and Furball are the bad guys! They accomplished their evil plot to steal all the Halloween candy from the townspeople.
After a nutritious snack of candy and chocolates, Super Chicken and Furball look at each other and say “next stop the wells”… Then with a swish of their wings and tails and a puff of smoke they are gone!
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