Welcome to Charming Stories, a new feature on Writespiration! Please read this post before participating in the comments section. I'd love to read your additions, but it's important for you to understand what we're doing--and how--first. Thanks!
The first part of the story, in purple, was written by me. I drew the Math Book charm. The second part of the story, in green, was written by Ron Boyer. He drew the Hummingbird charm. The third part of the story, in orange, was written by Noah Boyer. He drew the Feather charm.
Charming Story #1
“I hate math!”
Twelve-year-old Lydia stormed out of the room. Her governess, Mrs, Westcott, watched as her student stomped up the stairs.
Lydia was not responding to traditional teaching methods. A glint flashed in her left eye. Naturally, since no eye sat in the right socket.
Mrs. Westcott reached into her large handbag and pulled out a heavy, red, hardcover book.
Yes, this will do nicely, she thought.
A ruby-throated hummingbird flew through the open screen door and hovered near the book, just as Mrs. Westcott knew he would.
“Ah, there you are my bright friend!” Mrs. Wescott said. “A young student of mine needs your help. Would you be so kind to retrieve your friends?”
The small bird chirped twice and darted out of the house.
The hummingbird flew towards the phone wire where other birds were congregating and talking to each other. He tweeted to the other birds for help.
The other birds followed their friend up towards the open window of Lydia’s bedroom while he sat on the sill. She was sitting at her desk sobbing, tears running down her face.
The hummingbird fluttered to her desk and brushed off the dirt that had accumulated on its wings.
He felt badly for her, so he asked “What’s the matter? Why are you crying?”
Lydia gasped at the voice out of nowhere. “Who said that?”
He replied “I did”.
She finally spotted the bird and gave a start. “Birds can’t talk!”
“Well, not only can I talk, but I can help those with problems—and solve them, too!”
The hummingbird moved closer to her. “I’m sorry if I scared you. My name is Socrates. I’m named after a Greek philosopher. My friends and I came here to help you. What’s the matter?”
Lydia dried her tears with a ball of tissues.
“I’m upset with my math homework. Every time I go through math…
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