Dylan, age 11, won a Practical Homeschooling Magazine Contest for his essay about a Super Hero!
Here is the essay!
My Day as Cool Boy-By Dylan
Yawn! I wake up and slip into my Cool Boy outfit. Yep, that’s right. I’m a superhero named Cool Boy. My outfit is pretty typical: jeans, a black t-shirt that says CB, and a CB ball cap. Groggily, I stretch, and go downstairs. I pour myself a bowl of Cheerios, and sit down to eat.
Just when I’m hoping for a peaceful non-crime fighting day, I see the Cool Boy signal. I abandon my bowl of Cheerios, and fly out of the door. Literally fly out of the door. My other superpower is my super strength. Once, when I was trying to brush my teeth, I accidently squirted out the whole tube of toothpaste. I fly to the origin of the signal, Caldwell Banking. There is a masked man up by the desk, demanding money. I see one person dial 911 on their cell phone. I run over to the man, and pin him down, until the police arrive. They take him into a police car, and I fly away. I eat a lollipop the banker gave me as a reward. Yum!
As I fly home, I see a man being mugged. I drop down, and silently sneak up on the man. “Hey dude, why don’t you give this poor guy a break,” I say. He quickly turns around, and drops the money when he sees me. He runs. The other man retrieves his money, and walks away, thanking me.
I am Cool Boy, defender of the defenseless, friend of all decent people.