Author Archive for Sarah Wright

Barry’s Best Buddy

Barrys Best Bud

Barry is a humdrum bird who finds the world a bit blasé. He likes naps, his grey house, and being polite. He does not like being awakened, hats, or ice cream. At least that’s what he tells his friend, Polarhog,…

The Count of Monte Cristo

Edmonde Dantes appears to have it all. He’s been promoted and now is captain of his ship. Mercedes, the girl with whom he’s madly in love, has agreed to marry him. He is extraordinarily happy. However, due to the nefarious…

The Manga Guide to Physics

Megumi is a great tennis player, but she’s not so great in her physics class. When all of the students compare notes after their test, she worries because she didn’t get the same answers. All this worry then distracts her…

Maya Makes a Mess

Maya Makes a Mess

Maya Makes a Mess starts with a scenario familiar to almost any child. Maya’s parents berate her for not minding her manners when she eats. Maya doesn’t sit up straight. She eats with her hands. She feeds the dog her…

That One Spooky Night

That One Spooky Night

Three short stories about Halloween turn regular trick-or-treating into imaginative forays into the supernatural. In one, an accident outside the costume store means that a young girl goes home with a real witch’s broomstick that comes alive on Halloween night.…

Once Upon a Time Machine

Many times, when someone mentions fairy tales it evokes images of little girls and fluffy princess movies. However, fairy tales of the past were fierce, violent tales of morality where good did not always triumph with the perfect happily ever…

Cardboard

Cardboard

The story starts with Mike, a single dad, looking for work at construction sites. On his way home, he stops at a roadside toy vendor who advertises having cheap prices. He wants to get something for his son’s birthday, but…

The Moon Moth

The Moon Moth

Originally a short story published in 1961, The Moon Moth has everything you might expect from classic science fiction- a futuristic, technologically advanced, space-faring society; complicated alien societal rules; and a plucky, young hero pitting himself against the odds. The…