S: The Portal of Problems
FC: Portal of Problems | by Quentin Snyder
3: The Portal of Problems | by Quentin Snyder 2011
4: to Antonio and Jolicia
5: In Washington D.C, in the year 4273, there was a man named Perry. Perry made portals with his assistant, Andy.
6: Then one day, June 13 to be exact, Perry and Andy got a visit from one of President Sams bodyguards.
7: “Perry and Andy,” said Thomas the Tiny, who entered through underneath the door. “President Sam wants to speak to you two, he says you two are needed in his office at 3:00 pm.” Said Thomas, then he left
8: So Perry and Andy left their work shop and went to the White House. When they arrived at the Oval Office, they were greeted by the other body guards.
9: “Andy, Perry, how are you two doing,” said Maxwell March, who marched everywhere he went and was touching the ceiling with his head. “Hello, you two want to make a pizza,” said the two Italian brothers, Mario and Antonio Macaroni. “No thanks, we’re here to speak to the president,” said Perry
10: Just when Perry said that, President Sam sprinted right in. President Sam was a tall and skinny President. “So, I want you two to build me a portal. I’m inviting the Minister of China over to discuss some private matters. I’m also giving a speech saying that I’m cutting taxes in 48 states. So, will you two build me a portal?”said President Sam
11: But before President Sam could finish his question, Perry and Andy were already building a portal.
12: Perry was measuring, cutting, and welding while Andy was installing, updating, and testing. In just an hour, the portal was done, with the American flag on the top of it
13: Now, they were delivering it to the White House Court Yard. It took them ten minutes to deliver the portal in the truck to the court yard of the White House
14: It looks splendid,” said President Sam excitedly. “Now lets get to China” said President Sam. So Perry and Andy activated the portal. Now Perry, Andy, President Sam, and Thomas the tiny were off. But right as they went inside, Perry noticed a problem.
15: “One of the circuits is loose,” said Perry, but too late.
16: Once they were in China, which took them 3 seconds, the portal broke down. They were in China with no tools or plans on how to fix it
17: "Whats going on with the portal?” asked President Sam. “It looks like one of the circuits blew, we will need to make a new one and replace it,” said Perry.
18: “Andy, can you ask someone where a portal store is and get a circuit making kit?” asked Perry. “Yes, and can you stay here and keep the President safe?” asked Andy.
19: So Andy asked a Chinese person about a portal store, and he said it was 15 minutes away. Meanwhile, President Sam calls the Minister of China and tells him what happened. Lets just say he was not very happy. “President Sam, do not touch the portal, who knows what else could break,” said Perry.
20: When Andy got back, he had about 20 boxes containing everything they needed to repair the portal, but only had ten minutes to fix it. In only 8 minutes, the portal was just about done when Perry’s wrench broke.
21: Then Perry thought of something. “Thomas, can you turn the screw with your hand?” asked Andy.
22: So Thomas turned the screw, and the portal turned on, just as the Minister of China showed up. Soon, they were in Washington D.C.
23: The president gave his speech, and Perry, Andy, and Thomas earned rewards for helping President Sam.
24: Perry and Andy lived to make another portal, and Thomas was still his tiny little self.
25: The End.
27: About the Author | Quentin Snyder is a 7th grader at LMMS. He is on the volleyball team for his school. Right now, he is eligible for NJHS. He is also in Social Studies and Algebra 1 Honors. He lives in Alburtis with his brother, sister, and parents.