AATC - Bring on the Rain - storyMore Like This
The rain was coming down in buckets outside, or at least that's what his uncle Alvin said. AJ could not exactly see any buckets falling from the sky outside when he looked out over the large yard that afternoon. Thunder purred in the distance while the heavy plops of rain drops fell against the driveway and smacked against the glass of the windows.
The six-year-old sighed and set his head down over his crossed arms. Today was supposed to be a nice day to go to the zoo, Uncle Theodore had said earlier. He had suggested the idea before the clouds had even rolled in. He and Auntie Eleanor planned on taking AJ and his twin cousins out for the day while his Auntie Brittany cleaned the house; Uncle Alvin would be out working at the police department.
But then the rain began to fall around lunch time and Uncle Alvin came back home early due to having yet another miserable morning at the stationAJ knew that his uncle had difficulty getting along with most policemen and women
AATC - My Fear - storyMore Like This
Alvin stormed up the stairs, shaking the house with every step. He should have been used to it by now, coming home to one mess after another nearly every day. But no matter how often it happened, no matter how predictable his son's schedule was, the ideas were always different and unexpected. David's imagination was just as bad, if not worse, than Alvin's had been at that age.
Simon called it genetics. Despite wanting to pound his brother every time he said that, Alvin had begun to wonder if it was true.
His eleven-year-old son dashed up the stairs after him, trailing dirt after him. "Pop, no! Don't take my video games!" he begged. "You just bought me that racing one two days ago for passing my math test! Please don't take it away!"
"Shoulda thought of that before you decided to bake a mudpieliterally," Alvin grumbled in return without looking back.
As he turned the corner and headed for David and AJ's bedroom, his son grabbed the stair railing and launched himself towards