Christmas Story Contest Entry

Clang! Bum! Squeak! My sister, Navidad, bounced down the school bus steps. Quickly she took off running towards our mail box. Soon squeals of excite- ment came from her mouth as she waved brightly colored mail in the air. “Look Estrella!” she yelled at me. “We got the instructions from Grandma. Now we can make the six-pointed piñata star.” I […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

I opened my eyes and felt the sun’s warmth. I race to the living room and see that my stocking was empty and I had no presents. I felt rage bubbling up inside and I yelled, “I hate Christmas!” I stormed off to my room and stayed there for the rest of the day. I wake to a weird sound. […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

As I reached into the dusty closet that had not been opened in years, I heard, “Grandma, Grandma,” being shouted from an excited 5-year-old, followed by, “Did you find it? Did you?!” Indeed I had. As soon as my hand touched the old brown box I knew what I’d find. All the old memories were going to be stirred up. […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

It was cold that morning, about the coldest it had been all winter; of course it was middle December so it was time for old man winter to share his brisk cold air. I went out and started the engine of the car in hopes the heater would take the chill off before the kids were loaded and our morning […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

Do you remember Rudolph the Red Nosed Rain Deer. Well, this is the story of Rudolph’s great, great, great granddaughter: Angelina the Pink Nosed Rain Deer. Angelina wasn’t bullied like her great, great, great grandfather was, but her parents still tried to cover up what they called a “ridiculous” pink nose. That hurt her feelings very badly. One day Santa […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

John dug through his cart.  “I could have sworn I put tape in here…”   “Why does that lady have so many blankets?”  Jasmyn pointed at the pile of fleece sliding along on the conveyor belt.  Beep.  Beep.  There seemed to be no end to the blankets the lady ahead of them was pulling out of her cart. John shrugged […]

Christmas Story Contest Entry

John dug through his cart.  “I could have sworn I put tape in here…”   “Why does that lady have so many blankets?”  Jasmyn pointed at the pile of fleece sliding along on the conveyor belt.  Beep.  Beep.  There seemed to be no end to the blankets the lady ahead of them was pulling out of her cart. John shrugged […]

Pleasanton Express Christmas Story Contest Winner

You see my friend, not everyone has the things or the money we may have; but with family you have everything. So that’s why I will be telling you the story of my friend Ally’s mother.  Ally lived with her mother and her two little brothers. Money had always been tight for her mother especially around the holidays, but only […]


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