I Am Not An Octopus

by Pat Goffe

Mrs. Jones is a caring mother and wife. Her family members know it too. They know that they can always rely on her. Unfortunately, she starts feeling unappreciated because her family takes her for granted. She decides to teach them a lesson by leaving them temporarily. Mrs. Jones hopes they get the message loud and clear that she is not an octopus!

The message in I Am Not An Octopus is that you should never take your loved ones for granted. It also focuses on the importance of teaching young people that they should lend a helping hand when the opportunity presents itself.


Eye of an Eagle

Jason has a very vivid imagination. He gets himself into an awkward situation. He was tormented the entire day at school because he had a nightmare the day before about his teacher. He dreamt that Mr. Gobbler had eye surgery and the doctor replaced his eye with an eagle’s eye. He can’t figure out what his dad meant when he said his teacher had “an eye of an eagle.” When his dad tried to talk with him about it, Jason did not want to have the conversation. Now, he regrets not having that conversation and he learns some very valuable lessons.


You Can Still Dream

Fear, insecurities, failures, setbacks, circumstances, distractions, energy drainers, brokenness, lack of finances, naysayers, tragedies, family and family history are some of the walls you have allowed to stop you from realizing your dreams. In order for you to reach your full potential, you must get past these and other walls.

There are no limits when it comes to your success. Opportunity is right at your door, all you have to do is walk in, embrace your pain, push yourself harder, stay focused, take chances and make sacrifices.

Be bold in your every move. With the proper mindset, you have the POWER TO SUCCEED.


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Crocodile Tears Don't Move Me

Since Charles was a baby he realized that once his big brown eyes became the least bit teary he got his way. He used his tears as a secret weapon. This worked from his cradle all through the second grade. He got away with it every time. That is until he meets his third grade teacher, Ms. Edwards, who teaches him a valuable lesson.