These stories were written by the fourth grade class at Indianapolis Public Schools No. 15 as part of a project of The Second Story, a nonprofit writing program for young people based in Indianapolis.
Hispanic Food Store
By Jason Rosales
& n b s p ; & nbsp; The store has candy. A girl works there. She goes to school and comes in at 4 p.m. She looks like she’s sad. And I always get a king-size Kit Kat and hot Cheetos. I have my own money. They have energy drinks and they have soda. They have stuff to clean the toilet. They have nachos.
& n b s p ; & nbsp; And I brought a laser and she asked if she could use it. I said, “Yes.” She played with the laser. And she asked if she could carry the baby and my dad said, “Yes.”
& n b s p ; & nbsp; Last time somebody broke in was a month ago. They have bread and they close at 8 p.m. They have beans and hot sauce. And they have a lot of food. It’s on North Forest. It’s called Hispanic Food. They are a rip off. But I still go to that store.
The Second Story is a nonprofit creative writing project for young writers in Greater Indianapolis. Through classroom exercises, after-school tutoring, and other special programs and events, The Second Story helps kids 6 to 18 find joy in writing as they discover their voices, explore their world, and embrace a life of curiosity and self-expression.