Gleen Wood

INTRO: By Grace Westpfahl

Gleen Wood is a story about a group of kids who have magic powers. They use them to stop evil in the world, and learn a few things along the way. Read as they defeat evil such as The Voodoo Lord and his evil minions, the Shapeshifter, and thousands of others.

Read the first chapter!!

Gleen Wood

By:Grace Westpfahl, Saleha Ali, and Kiran Mathew

CHAPTER ONE: The letters


November 1, 2014

“Bye Naomi! See you Monday!” Milly yelled to her friend.

“Bye Milly!” Naomi Romslo answered. She raced to the mailbox, her dirty blonde hair flying behind her, and started looking through the mail.

“For mom, for mom, for dad, wedding invite, bills, for dad,  for Jackson, a party invite and, to…  ME?”

She looked again. It was clearly written, in elegant, spindly cursive. I wonder who sent it? She asked, but she could not find an answer to her question. The envelope said nothing except Naomi Romslo in big red letters.

She went inside and put the mail on the table. Then she ran to her room and opened the letter.

Dear Naomi,

You have been invited to Gleen Wood, one of Minnesota’s special schools. This is very important, important: If you don’t come, the whole world will be at risk. You and multiple other people are receiving this letter. You must NOT show anyone. Your parents already know. You MUST come on the third of November. You will need to begin packing effective immediately.

Yours truly,

Gleen Wood


November Third! That is this Sunday! I better start packing! Naomi put down the letter, feeling confused. What’s special about me? Well, who cares right now, I better start packing! What is the weather like in Minnesota? Naomi thought. She ran downstairs to look it up.


North Dakota

November 2, 2014

What should I pack? Henry Evenson thought. He had gotten the same letter as Naomi. He had been to Minnesota a few times. But that had been in summer. His parents had said that the school lasted till July. He had started to re-pack his winter clothes for the fifth time. He had already packed his summer clothes because he know what to expect.

“Mom? Dad?” Henry called. “I need help!”

“Just a minute!” his mom called back. Henry couldn’t wait, so he started to pack his stuff for the plane.



November 2, 2014

12:05,12:10,12:15. Skyler Arneson watched the slowly moving clock. “Can we go now?” she asked.

“For the last time, Sky, not till 12:30,” her mom answered. Skyler groaned. Fifteen minutes later, the car pulled out of the driveway. They were going to the mall to shop for some stuff for her flight to Minnesota.

She walked into the bookstore to get a crossword puzzle book. That’s when she saw him-Kiran Mathew-her worst enemy. He was handsome, but despicable.




November 2, 2014

Kiran Mathew was in the bookstore when Skyler Arneson walked in. “What are you doing here?” Kiran asked.

“Shopping, duh,” Skyler said.

“What are you shopping for?” he asked.

“My trip to Minnesota.” She plucked a random book from the shelf, which happened to be titled Neon Bubblez Autobiography. Kiran snickered.

Skyler glared at him, then thrust her head high and walked out.

“Could she be one of the other people?” Kiran whispered to himself. No. Too bossy, he thought.

He bought a book called How To Get Rid Of Your Worst Enemy: For Good! and left.


Rhode Island

November 3, 2014

“How much longer?” Dominic Schaefer asked his mother.

“Ten more minutes,” She answered. Dom went to his room and started to put his science stuff in a bag. Ten minutes later his mom called him down. Time to go, Dom thought. They got in the car and drove to the airport.



November 3, 2014

Saleha Ali was waiting for her dad to come home from work. She had just gotten a letter that said she was invited to go to a school in Minnesota. Minnesota was far away but she still wanted to go to the school, mainly because it said something about saving the world. She really never did any “saving” people other than saving her father’s coffee from spilling. The door opened and her father came in.

Saleha showed him the letter, and before she knew it, she was packed and at the airport.




November 3, 2014

Soren Kehl was at the airport in Madison. It was really, really crowded. “Bye mom. Bye dad,” he said.

“B3’s passengers please board now,” the speaker above him said.

“Love you!” His parents shouted back. Soren raced to the plane and waved to his parents. He double checked his bags. I can’t wait!!! he thought. Finally! He boarded the plane, and 10 minutes later he was in the air.


Alaska-Canada border

November 3, 2014

“Whoa. Cool,” Alex Anaya said to himself. He was just crossing the border of Alaska (his home state) and Canada.

“Anyone hungry?” Miss Edwards the flight attendant asked as she came down the aisle of the plane.

“I’ll take some peanuts please,” Alex answered.

He ate them and then fell asleep till he got to Minnesota.



November 3, 2014

They were right over the Mountains of Loss, not a safe place to be. Madhi grabbed Kyra off the wounded dragon and pulled her onto Manolo. Sylvester fell right onto a sharp mountain and was impaled by its sharp point. His eyes closed … And never opened again.


“What!!” Grace Westpfahl screamed in shock after reading the passage.

“How? Why? Wait WHAT?!!” She did NOT see that coming.

“Calm down, Grace. Please,” Grace’s mom said.


Her mom groaned. “We’re here, so please calm down.”

“Oh,” Grace said. She looked out the window and saw the school. She took out her notebook and wrote: Nov. 3rd, 2014. Just left Wisconsin this morning. The school looks really creepy. It’s like a haunted mansion from one of those scary movies. She stopped writing and stepped outside just as the others started to get out of their cars.


1 thought on “Gleen Wood

  1. Very energetic post, I loved that bit. Will there be a part 2?


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