Week 35 (21)
It was a hot day in the town of Hatchet. Lights went out. The gatekeeper reported seeing a mysterious figure around the streets, the figure asked the gatekeeper “ Which way to the shops?” he panted. The gatekeeper called a spy, Mr. Haden to spy on the figure. 
Everyone heard the story and knew it was the figure who shut off the power. Mr. Haden was on his tail just in time for the fourth of July fireworks. Mr. Haden put the figure in a cell while he watched the fireworks when Mr. Haden came back and the figure was gone.

Week 34 (21)

It was a great and sunny day in the town of Hatchet. Nothing roamed the streets. It was a perfect day until the sky suddenly turned from cloudless to a dark sourfull cloudy sky. I walked around the corner of the old church admiring the beautiful artwork, though the walls were about to fall apart like a graham cracker. 
I was walking home from the church when a dark figure jumped from the bushes. I started running and thinking why can nothing be normal in this old town?! I once saw some gnomes but I didn’t realise they could fly!

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In the town of Hatchet a big brick lighthouse overlooked the Heron Lake that stretched across 10 states! The lighthouse was soon turned into a count house in the late 18th century. 
Miners from all over the world wanted to go there. You could mine all the tin and copper you wanted! Lots of people moved there, but there wasn't enough room for everyone. The original miners had a meeting and devised a wicked plan.
Soon a myth was being passed around that the grounds were cursed. Everyone believed the myth and soon everyone was gone except the original miners.

Week 32 (21)
It was a dark and stormy night in the town of Hatchet, lightning flashed over the black sky. Joe was in danger, he was in the middle of the woods in a thunderstorm. He ran trying to get out of the woods, it seemed as if the storm was chasing him
Joe soon found an old abandoned shack. The door creaked open and Joe stepped inside. There was a flash of light, then, darkness again. Joe took out a box of matches from his pocket and lit the fireplace, the room filled with light. Later Joe found his way out.

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It was a dreary day in the town of Hatchet. The King had rule over all the people.
My friends and I went to the boat house and got the oars to the old rusty rowboat. Our clothes were wrinkled, on the shore there was a single mushroom all alone.
Are wistful friend Jacob came and wished us a happy journey. We set off from shore and rowed across the big lake to where the King could not control us.
We set up camp across the lake, we stayed there the whole night,  and then walked until we were safe.

Week 30 (21)
Jesse Strangler was in the entrance of Mr. Brown's house. It seemed happy at first, like you just turned on the lights. 
Soon Jesse walked into the bedroom there was no one there the lights were on but suddenly, darkness enveloped the room. Jesse jumped to his feet and scanned the dark room looking for someone. A man in a yellow suit stepped from the darkness right next to Jesse. 
“ LEAVE!” he yelled. Jesse didn’t know what to do, he picked up a chair and smashed it on the man's head and ran home. Jesse never solved a mystery again.

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It was a dreary day in the town of Hatchet. On Willow Street house number 29 looked funny, dolls poked their heads out of windows and moved around slowly. 
The owner of the house, Mr. Brown never came outside and was thought to be a vampire. All the kids on Willow street never dared to go near his house. Everyone besides Jesse Strangler.
Jesse was known as the town hero. He uncovered every secret in the town of Hatchet all but the mystery of the house on Willow Street.
Soon everyone in the town of Hatchet knew it was real.

Week 28 (21)
It was a dark night in the town of Hatchet.  Everyone was asleep. Wolves prowled the dark streets and walked around looking for food left out. It was almost 12:00 the gatekeeper of the town woke from sleeping on the job. He tried to chase the wolves out of the town, he even killed some. The gatekeeper still hadn’t goten all of them out. He slowly crept behind one and killed it as it let out a pitiful howl. The rest of the wolves pounced on the gatekeeper and dragged him to their den where he met his demise.

Week 27 (21)
It was a gorgeous day in the town of Hatchet. Everyone was excited. The circus was coming!
A train appeared on the distant horizon, it was beautifully painted and an elephant poked its head out of the side of the painted train. 
A little while later the circus crew started setting up the tent. Unlike most circus tents this one was purple! People were happy dancing to a violin playing in the background.
Soon the circus began! Clowns were riding in tiny cars, tigers were jumping through hoops, elephants danced. Overall people were having the best times of their lives.


It was a sunny day in the town of Hatchet. Everything was normal until someone dropped a bucket of red paint onto the pavement. Then a ladder fell out from underneath someone working. An ambulance rushed to help the man who fell. The paramedic said he was fine. Soon People were back throwing coins into the well. Soon something scary happened at the town pool and a boy started sinking! A lifeguard jumped in and saved him. The boy just got up and walked home. People in the town started thinking that there was a demon, it was a cat?!

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It was a rainy day and no one wanted to go outside.  Joe had some friends over to play. They all argued who liked Marmite the best. “No” they said, “I like Marmite.” No one could agree, they were only first graders. Joe’s Mom came in and stopped the fight and gave each of the kids a slice of bread with Marmite on it. Soon they all stopped fighting but when they bit into the bread they all spit it out in disgust everyone besides Joe! “I like Marmite the best!” Joe said and then all of his friends agreed.

Week 25 (21)

It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining. The town of Hatchet was bustling with people. The town square was the most crowded. The statue in town square was of the founder of Hatchet. Chris Hatchet was interesting, he always hid what he was doing. No one knew what he was ever going to do. He built the start of Hatchet himself!
Recently the statue has been losing color. The statue used to be painted the colors of his clothes now it is rusty and plain. Soon everyone lost interest in the statue and didn’t look at it again.

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It was a rainy day. Tim was playing Clue with his little brother Jacob and his little sister Scarlet. They all loved Clue but something was funny about their board, there's was different.
Scarlet was up first she rolled the dice and got 5, Scarlet then moved five spaces. Suddenly someone said leave us alone and many other voices followed. Tim said in horror “the orange one spoke first!” All the playing pieces started talking and running around the game board. Scarlet was so scared she sprinted up the stairs and never ever played again. Neither did Tim or Jacob.

Week 23 (21)

In the town of Hatchet frightening brown balloons showed up around town. One person decided to kick a balloon and red dust spread across the entire town. Everyone was terrified they thought it was a demon. Zombies started digging out from graves the whole town went into lockdown. Alarms were ringing and doors were being locked. Never did anyone get out of their houses, they were terrified and afraid. They called the army.
Months later the army arrived. They were astonished by what had happened. People had not been outside since the red dust. Soon everyone was safe and sound.

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The beautiful town of Hatchet was bustling with tons of people. Everyone was excited for easter. The adults of town were hiding eggs for their children to find the next morning. All of a sudden there was a yell... “ My precious egg is gone, but where did it go?” she shouted!
Everyone stopped and looked in the direction of the lady's house. Everyone knew who it was, it was Hailey, she loved the easter egg that got passed down for generations in her family. Everyone didn’t know what to think of it. When Hailey lost something she didn’t stop looking.

Week 20 (21)
The road leading up to Hatchet was bumpy and long. We were out in the middle of nowhere. On my way there I saw a bike spray painted yellow and tied to a tree.
Meanwhile in the town of Hatchet people were yelling at each other in town square. Someone said the other stole their bike. And the other said the same thing.
When I came into town I heard people were yelling. I tried to calm everyone down. But no one could hear me over all the voices. So all that I did was walk home and fall asleep.

Week 19 (21)
It was the day that the Explorer would take off into outer space. The crew had been working on it for years.
The whole town was at the launch site. The timer counted down 3, 2, 1 but at zero nothing happened. The crew quickly went over to check the shuttle. Alarms were blaring, big red lights spinning around. They tried everything, putting more gas in, checking the launching system. 
But when it just wouldn’t take off the boosters turned on and the crowd went wild. The countdown started again at 3, 2, 1. Then the shuttle blasted into space!

Week 18 (21)
It was a hazy morning in the newly built town of hatchet. The yellow sun seeped above the mountains.
 They were warned by natives that there was an enormous bear in the woods and it seeked for towns to destroy. But the townspeople didn’t listen to them. 
The paperboy was on his bicycle giving people the news with a headline of “Enormous Bear Destroys Town''. People soon found out the town was only on the other side of the mountain. Everybody was desperate to pack up and leave. Soon the bear greedily stomped the whole town right down to bits.

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The forest was misty and quiet, almost all the animals were gone except one. It was a scary bear. The bear wasn’t any old bear, it was as big as a tree and was as old as one too.
The leaves fluttered down from the branches and the ground started to shake a loud growl that went through the forest. The growl echoed off the trees and was heard for miles. 
The city of Hatchet awoke in the night, everyone scrambled to get away. There was no escape, the bear had found them. Soon the town was deserted and torn.

Week 16 (21)

It was a bright, beautiful day. Everyone was having a good time in the town. The satellites saw something funny plummeting towards earth. Everyone soon realized that it was a giant spaceship, bigger than the moon.
Everything stopped and everyone ran. People were running around trying to run to shelter. There was very little food inside the shelter. The animals that lived there had eaten most of it.
After a while people started to starve. The army were the only people not in the shelter. If you were in the shelter  you could hear ZAP! Everyone was horrified by aliens. 

Week 15 (21)

There once was a 5th grader named Grace she was going through a tough time during the pandemic. Online school was hard for her. She didn’t know how to turn up the volume on her computer. She couldn’t find out how to turn on her mic. Grace was hopeful that they wouldn’t have to do online classes for much longer. But little did she know that it was going to still be the pandemic in a year. Everyday when she got on the meet she just sat there and fiddled around with her fingers. She did not like online school.

Week 14 (21)
It was a cold and wet winter night and no one was awake. The wind howled and the trees creaked. Suddenly the front door creaked open slowly and a ghost dressed in a red dress slowly made its way to your bedroom. The next thing you know is you're up in bed and start screaming and running away from the ghost. You jump out the window and run into the woods as fast as you can. 
The ghost goes rummaging through your closet. Looking for something specific not money, jewelry or car keys but the ghost wanted your beautiful clothes.

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It was a beautiful spring day. I woke up and started to get ready for school. 
When I got on the bus everyone started to laugh at me. I wondered what was so funny. So I just ignored it. But the whole bus ride everyone was laughing their heads off and pointing at me.
When I got to school I forgot about it. When I stepped off the bus everyone stopped what they were doing and laughed, even the bus drivers!
I noticed that I was wearing a ugly sweater and it was May! I didn’t remember putting it on.

Week 11 (21)

It was a windy fall afternoon. All the leaves were getting pushed and rolled around by the winds. The weather forecast said it was going to rain at 5:00 it was 4:24 and instead of raining it snowed. The white flakes flew in the breeze and gracefully landed on the ground.
Behind my house there is a castle and it is really fancy. Whoever made it must have been really crafty. There are decorations everywhere. Each area is unique. The red banners are colorful and all have different designs. And I went rolling down the snow covered hill.

Week 10 (21)

Tim was trying to throw a tennis ball into a small ring. He didn’t check if the ball could even go through it. So he threw at the ring for hours sometimes he got close and other times far away.
I came out and asked what he was doing and he said he was trying to throw it into the ring. So I asked “Can I try?”
“Sure.” Tim said. So he tossed me the ball and I tried to throw it but I got it stuck in the ring.
I was thinking “if only it was a bit smaller.”

Week 9 (21)
It was a beautiful day in the town of Hatchet. Everyone was having a pleasant day when all of a sudden a ginormous bee flew out of a house.
Everyone was screaming, running around and no one felt safe. The mayor called pest control and said there is a bee after everyone! Pest control was there in a hurry but when they saw it they knew it was too big for their little vacuum.
The army came with its cannons and tanks. The tanks were aiming for the bee and BOOM, the bee was taken down and never seen again. 

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Allison was in a soccer game with all of her friends. They were winning by 1 point against the Mighty Shrimp.

Allison was coming up the middle with the ball she zig zagged through everyone. The next thing she knew was that her teammates were next to the goal. She knew she had to pass the ball. Allison kicked the ball over all the other teams heads and landed the ball right at Melody's feet.

Melody kicked the ball right through the goalie's legs and scored! Exhausted & breathing hard, she simply raised her fists for the most amazing fist bump ever!
Week 7 (21)

It was a beautiful day in Guilderland. There were no clouds and it was super hot and sunny.

I was riding my red scooter on the concrete sidewalk.I was counting cracks on the sidewalk and seeing which one was the deepest.

My little sister was wearing a fluffy jacket when it was like 80 degrees. She danced while I was riding my scooter.

Brigid wasn’t paying attention so she danced right into a big crack and tripped. I told her it was there right before she stepped in it. She bruised her knee and scraped her hands really badly.

Week 6 (21)

There was an old lady that lived next to me and she acted very strange, having stuff being shipped to her house. She didn’t have a car so her garage was always loud with some animals inside. I didn’t know what was in the garage so I ignored it. One day she got a safe shipped to her house.

The next day she was gone and out of the house for the first time in months. I saw her go on a walk. She was gone. I know I can't go inside her house but I had to see what was inside.
Week 5 (21)

It was midnight in the kingdom of scrafet there was no sound, everyone was quiet and asleep. Until they heard a cannon fire in the night. Everyone was awake after that shot. All the royal guards got to their positions somewhere up at the cannons and loaded the heavy metal balls and others were sniping with arrows.

It was the hatchet kingdom attacking the scrafet farms so they stayed away from the farms and aimed for the castle. The scrafet were ready they fired cannonball after cannonball. Then they shot the hatchets until they ran out of cannon balls.

Week 4(21)

One day Orbit was playing his violin. He was having fun learning new songs and dancing. He was walking to his fridge to get some water when he walked right into a prickly green cactus. He bruised and scratched himself. He fell on to the floor and started crawling and wiggling to the fridge. He pulled himself up on to the counter and grabbed a cup and started filling up his water at the fridge. He crawled over to the bathroom to get some bandaids. He stuck the bandaids to himself and went back to playing his violin and dancing.

Week 3(21)
Gabe walked to his next door neighbors house and knocked on their door. “Hello Gabe” said Mrs.Reed and Mr.Reed as they opened the door. “Can I jump on your trampoline” “Yes Gabe you may jump on our trampoline” Gabe walked to the back of Mrs.Reed's house. Gabe started jumping on the trampoline he was trying to do flips on the trampoline but could never land one. Gabe was jumping super high and then mid air he got into a ball and when he hit the trampoline it snapped from underneath him. They never should have said yes.

Practice Week

The paper boy was riding his bike around the country roads he was surrounded by farms. He was throwing the newspapers on the drive ways. He was minding his own business humming to himself. All a sudden he was going down a hill on one of the farmers' land. He was zooming so fast down the hill that he lost control. Next thing he knew he ran right into a hay bale! He was so stunned he passed out. When he woke up he was in the farmers house but he was ok and rode off into the beautiful sunset.


  1. I like the end when the paper boy is ride a off into the sun set.
    Lucas Savay Nice ending Crosby.

  2. great Jub cooper it awesome Joey aloy

  3. i like the part where he lost control and flew into the ay bale it was funny ari.s

  4. great job cooper from Kiernan Wendling

  5. I liked how you made the paperboy ride of into the sunset
    logan gates

  6. I liked how you just jumped right into the story

    Soleil Dupuis

  7. Crosby I love how you described the weather and how beautiful the day was

    -Connor Cataldo

  8. I like how much detail you put in to the story! ~Lizzie :)

  9. I like how creative your story' are 10/10

    logan gates ges at fms

  10. Hi Crosby, I like your story because the way you write it makes me want to read more and it’s very interesting. From Kyle. Here is the link to our class blog:

  11. hi!crosby . i liked the week 13 . everything was good . you are so creative . So well done crosby . i liked everything . - suzanna sara cherian .

  12. Hi Crosby! Nice story about clothes, you made it seem a little freaky at first but at the end it was funny how the ghost was only looking for clothes. Nice job on the story! ~Lizzie :)

  13. i liked your week nine because the pest control didn't have a big enough vacuum so they got a tank

  14. I liked week 15 because you made it realistic to the time piriod

    Jake Avery

  15. i like your week 15 because i can relate to it

    Great Story Crosby

  16. I like your week 15! I don't like online school either! That is why I am in school!

    -Katherine Mae Trimarchi


  18. Thanks Ahmet I like that part to. Crosby

  19. I love that your week 16 & 17 stories both go together in one story about the bear and the town of Hatchet.

    Jake Avery

  20. I was hooked from the start, wondering if there would be a launch or if all the people would be disappointed. I am glad it took off. Great story, thank you.

  21. Hi Crosby,
    I liked your week 19 because it was about space and many times when it get wouldn't take off and again 3,2,1 So that's why I like week 19
    Suzanna Sara Cherian

  22. I liked your week 18 piece! It sounded like one of those tall tales. I also liked your week 19 piece because it reminded me about when they put the first person on the moon.
    ~Cara C.

  23. I liked your week 20 piece! I really liked how you used descriptive words! - Elliott Iddings

  24. crosby i saw your work it was amazing keep it up from Joey

  25. I like in week 24 when you made scarlet play a game with someone named scarlet in it

    ~Jake Breckenridge Avery~

  26. Hi crosby I really like you 100wc 26 because it was relatable when joe was really trying to prove his point but then at the end all of his friends finally agreed with him. and how joes were arguing over something they probably never tasted

    Anthony williams

  27. Week 26
    This was such a good read, Crosby! It was easy to follow, which is so helpful when reading a story. I thought it was so funny when the friends spat out the marmite. You are really good at using speech marks and punctuation. Thank you for letting me read your story, and have a great week!

  28. Congratulations on your response to this week’s challenge Crosby. Choosing to write about a group of friends engages your readers. As a mother, I related to Joe’s Mom trying to end the fighting, and restore order on a rainy day when everyone is stuck inside. I liked her solution. I can see the effort you put into accurate punctuation. I enjoyed reading your writing. πŸ™πŸ˜Š

  29. Hello Crosby, good work for week 26! I enjoyed the storyline very much and I thought that it was very creative. The way in which the argument was resolved was also very well done, and definitely shows some strong evidence about Joe's love for marmite that his friends can't argue with!

    Great job for this week, Anna (Team 100WC)

  30. crosby i love how serious you are in ges week from Joey

  31. Hi Crosby I loved your GES only week because it was super serious and it was like chaos happening everyone was having to be saved and how you blamed it on a cat

    good job

    Anthony williams

  32. Hi Crosby,
    I really liked your week 28 100 word challenge! It was very spooky and creative! I really like how you put in a lot of detail and I also liked how you put the phrase into your piece of writing. Great job!

  33. Hello, Crosby, I liked your week 28. It was very nice
    - Ella C4

  34. I love how in week 27 it was a gorgeous day but in week 28 its a dark night

  35. Crosby I really like your Week 29, because it is WEEK 29 and the house number was 29. Also I like how you use Hatchet in a lot of your stories!
    - Elliott, Cohort 4 - Keep writing!

  36. Week 29
    Hi Crosby,
    I enjoyed reading your story. Well done.
    There seems to be a Jesse in every town - the brave kid on the block.
    I'm just a little confused at the end... Did he find out what was going on at Number 29?
    Good work this week.
    Keep writing.

    Mrs Boyce (Team 100WC)

  37. I like your week 30 story, I was wondering, is this related to tuck everlasting? keep up the good work!

  38. Crosby, I really like how you keep using the same story line every 100WC it is very cool!
    - Elliott Iddings {Keep Writing}

  39. week 31 was good I liked how the king ruled the WHOLE kingdom

  40. I like how you keep with the setting "The Town Of Hatchet"


  41. your story are great

  42. I like that in your 100 word challenge you made the people hide and run from the king good job. mason

  43. In week 31, I like how you keep on adding to the idea of Hatchet. Luki πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ˆ

  44. Crosby,
    I like how you use the Town Of Hatchet a lot! It is very unique.
    - Elliott (Keep Writing)

  45. I like how in week 32 it said it was like the storm was following him

  46. hi crosby I liked your week 32 100 wc because it was kinda creepy and all fixed in the end


  47. Anna (Team 100WC)June 1, 2021 at 9:14 AM

    This was a very interesting piece to read Crosby, well done.
    In particular, I enjoyed your description of the setting at the start, as well as the narrative you built around the image from the prompt. It was very creative. Those original miners were certainly very cunning in their plans!
    Keep up the good work, Anna (Team 100WC)

  48. week 33 gave me a chill down my spine

  49. I like your week 33 sory, it reminds me of scooby doo


  50. I like how u always have the beautiful town of hatchet recurring in your stories

    ~cuz im famous

  51. I like the ending of your week 33 keep t up.Joe.

  52. Crosby, Good job on your week 33 piece! I like the fact that you keep bringing up the town of hatchet (is that a real place?). Keep up the good work. -Theo

  53. Crosby,
    I like how you repeat some things in your storys.
    Gemma Sela

  54. week 34 was great i wish there was a part 2


  55. I like how in week 35 you made it like some sort of mystery

  56. Dear Crosby, I really like the end part where the figure was gone I wonder what happened to him? Luki πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ˆ