Heights Elementary Cupcake Wars

by Gail Kamer
(Bardstown, Kentucky)



“Whaaaa”, echoed through the lunchroom.

All eyes were focused on the screaming coming from the back table. Shawna was crying at the top of her lungs.

“Someone took my cupcake!” she sniffed. Scrambling to help her were her three best friends in the whole, wide world.

“Let me look in your lunchbox,” suggested Carlos, shaking Shawna’s lunchbox upside.

“Your mom just probably forgot,” surmised Tamika.

“No way, I was in the kitchen when she packed my lunch,” declared Shawna. “Every Monday, she packs a cupcake,and it’s not in there.”

Mitchell demanded, “Who would have been able to get into your lunchbox?”

“That new boy was assigned the cubby next to yours. What’s his name? Suppose he took your cupcake?” wondered Tamika.

“I don’t know, but he ate all the erasers off the pencils in the community pencil can today,” answered Shawna. “Teacher was not a happy camper.”

“Why,” demanded Carlos, “would he eat erasers?”

“Who knows,” said Shawna.

“Maybe he has a nervous condition,” Mitchell stated.

“Here,” offered Mitchell, “my mom put three pieces of candy in my lunchbox. You can have one.”

During lunch the following day, the four friends met up at their favorite cafeteria table as usual. Mitchell and Carlos’ class always arrived first, so they always saved seats for the two girls.

“I’m telling,” Marilee sneered as she walked by, “you can’t save seats. It’s against the rules.”

Mitchell and Carlos stuck their tongues out at Marilee, when she walked to another table.

Running up, Shawna announced, “You won’t believe what Charles did today. Oh, yeah, I learned the new kid’s name is Charles. The teacher said his name like a million times this morning.”

“What did Charles do today?” questioned Carlos.

“The teacher told me to pass out the snacks, which I did”. Charles told her that I didn’t give him any but I DID! Because there weren’t any on his napkin, the teacher made me give him more.”

“If you gave him his snack,” asked Mitchell, “how come there weren’t any on his napkin?”

“And how come no one saw him hide them or eat them,” Carlos responded.

Shawna shrugged her shoulders.

Each day that week there was a story about something Charles had done.

“Noooooo”, echoed loudly throughout the lunchroom on the following Monday. “My cupcake is missing again!” cried Shawna.

“Someone is taking the cupcakes”, surmised Tamika, “your mom would not forget again.”

“Uh huh, but who?” pointed out Mitchell.

“My cupcake is always gone by lunch so someone is getting into my lunchbox before then,” concluded Shawna.

Tamika replied, “I bet it is Charles. His cubby is right next to yours.”

“He is always in trouble, that’s for sure,” added Shawna. I need a plan of action to catch the thief.”

“This is war, just like on that cupcake war show that my mom watches. Only we are going to save your cupcakes,” Carlos concluded.

“Yeah, we are going to declare war and make a plan of attack,” responded Mitchell.

“I’m not going to fight anyone,” Shawna informed him.

“No one is going to fight,” revealed Carlos. “We are going to declare a Cupcake War to keep your cupcakes from being taken. We are just going to develop a war plan.”

“So what is our plan?” asked Tamika.

“Shawna, next Monday instead of putting your lunchbox in your cubby,” Carlos suggested, “you keep it under your desk. The cupcake will be safe as long as it is with you.”

Tamika agreed, “That sounds easy.”

On Monday, Shawna sneaked her lunchbox under her desk.

‘Bam, bam’ interrupted the whole class. Accidentally, Shawna kicked the lunchbox when she went to reading centers.

“Put your lunchbox in the cubby NOW,” warned her teacher.

Cupcake War Plan B was created at lunch because today’s cupcake was missing.

“Next Monday, Shawna, whenever the class leaves for a restroom break, you hide behind the door after everyone leaves. You will be able to see whoever gets it,” reflected Carlos.

The following Monday when the class left for a restroom break, Shawna hid behind the door. She heard Marilee out in the hall, “Miss Hattie, Shawna is hiding behind the door in the room”. Shawna’s teacher made her come out of the room. At lunch, the cupcake was missing again. Cupcake War Plan C was designed.

Carlos stated, “None of our battle plans have worked so far.”

“A burglar alarm on the lunchbox is what we need,” added Tamika. “As soon as the thief opens the lid, we’ll be able to hear it.”

“Great idea! I know just the thing!” said Shawna, but she wouldn’t tell her friends what she was going to do. She didn’t want to chance anyone overhearing.

Sunday night, Shawna told her mother about The Cupcake War Plan C and the idea that she had. Her mother agreed to help her. They packed Shawna’s lunchbox and rigged up Shawna’s secret burglar alarm.

The next morning, Shawna could barely keep her mind on her work. She kept waiting for the lunchbox alarm to go off. It was 10 o’clock and time for the morning restroom break. Shawna thought the thief would surely show up now. As her class lined up in front of the restroom for their turn Shawna kept giving people cuts, so she could stay in the hallway in order to listen for the alarm. Suddenly, she heard, “Happy birthday to you….Happy birthday to you….,” booming from her classroom!

Yelling, “I caught him, I won the cupcake war!” she ran to her room. Marilee stood with the singing lunchbox in her hand.

Hearing the noise, the teacher arrived in the room right after Shawna. “What is going on?” she asked.

Shawna shared how she had decided to declare war on the thief by placing a burglar alarm on her lunchbox. She explained how she had taken the music box from a birthday card and taped it under the lid. Just like her card sang when opened, so did the lunchbox lid. The teacher sent Marilee to the counselor, where she confessed that she had been sneaking back into the room and putting Shawna’s cupcake into her own lunchbox.

Later that day, at lunch, Carlos, Tamika, Shawna and Mitchell discussed the solution of the Cupcake War.

“Marilee is going to meet with the counselor so she can get help with her problem,” said Mitchell.

“I am going to have mom put an extra cupcake in my lunchbox for Marilee every Monday,” said Shawna. “Now that the war is over, we can be friends. I’m glad our war plan worked, because everyone won in the end.”

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Jul 25, 2016
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not great
by: potato

Really boring and is very just wired, Its just about a cupcake. (idontget it)

Jul 25, 2016
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Grate
by: Tortoise

Its the best story I've read online!

Jul 11, 2016
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Great
by: Waffles

An amazing and well written story with great creativity in the storyline. It has a good ending and exiting all the way through the story.

Jul 11, 2016
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Amazing
by: Anonymous

It was a well written story

Jun 03, 2016
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Good!
by: JJJ

I liked this book because you kept going along with the story so you thought it was Charles.

May 30, 2016
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abcd1234
by: abcd1234

it is so funny.
the "Happy birthday..." is an excellent idea.
First, i thought it will have a 'beeeeb" sound.But it was the birthday song.

May 01, 2016
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by: Anonymous

wierd

Apr 04, 2016
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Cool
by: Anonymous

Well it tells people to always have plans to protect there selfs and things. So l guess I will give it a medium.

Mar 27, 2016
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Very good story
by: Ayesha

It is very good story

Feb 10, 2016
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Your story is nice
by: Lolz

Cool story thanks again👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻

Dec 17, 2015
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Book
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I really liked the story but no offense but why write so much about a missing cupcake I'm just sayin..... 'Cause I wouldn't care so much about a cupcake but over all I liked it,

Nov 03, 2015
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Cool
by: John

It was the bestest book on this site

Oct 21, 2015
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my opinion
by: Leo (Ireland)

I loved it LOL look at my rating 5 stars

Oct 05, 2015
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Fabulous story
by: Lenny Hughes

I might tell my Dad to make me read it again!!

Sep 29, 2015
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Stupid
by: Tia

I think it's stupid how they have a cupcake war😟not to be rude but it is pretty stupid !

Apr 19, 2015
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A little more detail.
by: Yourmumisjeff21

The story got me thinking who was the thief and it was a surprise in the end.the only part that I would change is the end;it was a bit rushed.

Mar 04, 2015
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Cupcakes
by: Cutie

The story was ok but it wasn't really that entertaining.

Feb 11, 2015
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Quite interesting book
by: Reindeer

This is a very good story I do not know how they came up with it

Feb 11, 2015
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Good
by: Anonymous

It was a really great book

Feb 11, 2015
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Good story
by: Anonymous

I thought it was a great story because i thought it was a fun story and entertaining.😄

Feb 10, 2015
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Action
by: Reader man

Good story but just a little more action would be good

Jan 18, 2015
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brillant
by: Anonymous

For some reason the story felt incomplete at the end but Besides that, i loved the story

Jan 09, 2015
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Sleepyhead
by: Poodlelover53

It put me to sleep.

Jan 08, 2015
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Cupcake wars
by: Not so happy

It was ok not so bad just a little detail

Jan 08, 2015
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too boring
by: Anonymoushaspooped

this was a cute but boring story

Jan 07, 2015
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it was pretty good
by: Anonymous

it was a good story

Sep 14, 2014
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My opinion
by: Sammy

A well written story. It kept me guessing about the thief.

Mar 03, 2014
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Good story
by: Tobuscus fan

I thought it was really awesome.

Jan 29, 2012
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Not enough action
by: Anonymous

I liked it but there was not enough action.

Jul 24, 2011
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The most exciting thing Iv'e read
by: makenzy johnston

This was the greatest also most exciting thing I've read. And I'm not talking about Harry Potter haha (lol) !!!!

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