Faye Warren, a student at a S.A.Y. Yes! after-school program in Los Angeles, California used the TITLE GENERATOR above to write this wonderful story about a character who is a surprising star quarterback and surprising star friend. This character took the time to see that even difficult people have feelings and need love.
A Girl Just Like Me
The Gold Nugget Team was the best in the West. This school had kids from every neighborhood in Jabaland. What a cool school because their football's star quarterback was 5'4", weighed 120 pounds and wore braces, played the violin and she was friend with most of the boys of the team. The other girls on the team and cheersquad liked her, too! Her name, you ask? Her name is Faye.
Most kids at school knew her. Most kids liked her, but there was one kid who bugged her to no end. She had an evil twin, May. She was loud, pushy and mean as everything.
One Thursday afternoon the school had a field trip to the zoo. There were seat partners on the bus. If Faye wanted the window down, May complained it made her cold. Faye brought a book to read, May wanted to talk about Faye's teammates.
When they got to the zoo, Faye and some of her friends went to see camels. May followed behind, no one really wanted to be with her. When they got to the camels, May said the camel looked like one of the fellows in the group and some the kids began to snicker.
Faye had enough, she got up in May's face and told her to stop. "Just because you don't have no friends, you don't have make someone else feel bad". May said, "Whatever", and pushed Faye. Faye had had enough and pushed her back. But when she saw tears running down May's face, she said, "May, I love". She grabbed May around the neck and hugged her and hugged her until she hugged back. Faye said to May and everyone, "Come on, let's go see the rest of the zoo".
By Faye Warren