All posts by Alfifan



The game was not going well at all. Lenny watched the jumble of players in the penalty area from his position. They were still behind—zero to one. Their disappointment made the air in the indoor arena seem thick and thicker. “Over there! Get into position!” Coach Vlado shouted from the sidelines. Yeah, but how? Lenny wondered. The other team just happened to have put their biggest and most dangerous player on him, outside right. The ‘Slide Tackle Monster!’ Continue reading

Die Nase


“Today we’re going to draw noses!”

Lenny looked at Mrs. Muggenbauer’s nose. The class teacher had one of those thin noses, sharp and pointy at the end. Why had he never really paid any attention to noses before? Lenny wondered. Not even when he was drawing …? He loved comics and tried often to copy comic book characters as exactly as he could. But a comic book nose was sometimes nothing more than just a curved line between the eyes and the mouth. Continue reading