A place where stories are spun, and songs are sung.
John stood at the edge of the porch searching for that special hero, the one that hides within. A gust of cold wind slapped John’s cheeks red. He shivered over today’s Post Star and pressed his warm palms against both cheeks.
His mother’s voice was muffled by the glass storm door. “What’s your hurry?”
“The football game against St. Mary’s is this week. I have to make the team.”
“Are you forgetting something?” His mom opened the door and held out a tattered binder. Sketched across the covers were superheroes in a battle against ghostly villains.
“Playing in the game will change everything.” A few papers slipped from the folder. Kindness was scribbled in pencil across the top page. John shuffled his assignments back into the folder. “I’m tired of being Clark Kent.”
Sequel to The Garden Raid
The answer can be found in the game we play
Being seen by others makes us feel okay
It is our differences that will save the day
Tired of being a Clark Kent, John battles to make the football team. The Big Game has been played every year for generations. If John can fly off the bench, he could transform into his own Superman.
There are days when I choose the wider path
But the road seems to narrow to the left
So, I go back to the place where I should start'
Cause I Am Living With An Open Heart