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The Adventures of Frank Bender: The Pencil War, Chapter 4: The War

on November 8, 2016

Later that day, Pinky Pink Butt heard a knock on the door.  She stumbled over to answer it.  She froze as Prudy Pencil (their neighbor) was standing right in front of her.  “Is Frank home?,” he asked.

Pinky Pink Butt ran away screaming for Frank who was taking a nap in his little corner.  Frank instantly shot up out of his piles of blankets toppling over him.  It looked like a bomb had just exploded as the blankets flew in the air.  Frank ran to the door and was about to scream, but instead just said, “Uh-oh.  Prudy, I thought I said that I was sorry for pushing your grandma down the stairs!”

“Oh, you did Frank.  But now there is something else on my mind.”

“What?,” Frank said, half regretting it.

“Our new neighbor.”


“No, the garbage can.”


“FRANK!  You ruined my cool moment!  You could have just said something like, it’s on, or something.  And yes Shirley!”

“Fine, it’s on.  But this is exactly why you were never my friend.”

“You just a mistake, my friend.  A really big one.  Gather up your team of 16 members.  Meet me 9:00 a.m. sharp by the recycling bin. Let me tell you now, it’s going to hurt!

“Nice spot.  I’ll have to be there at 8:00 a.m. to guard!”

Frank needed to assemble a team.  So he went around asking family members and friends.  Almost all said yes, except for Granny and Grampy.  The way Prudy got people on his team is that he would find someone and scare  them until they agreed to be on his team.

Later that day, Frank decided to take a stroll around the classroom.  Once again he saw the Pet Store.  Since no one else was with him, he went inside to look for his 16th team member.  As soon as he stepped into that place, he laid his eyes on a mini, green, monster pen.  “I’ll take this one!,” Frank said excitedly to the clerk.

“Good choice!  What’s its name going to be?”

“Hmmm…  Misfit Monster.”

“Okay.  Go over and meet me by the counter while I get him out.”

So then Frank met the clerk by the counter.  He brought Misfit Monster over and set him on a scale.  “6 pounds and 3 ounces,” said the clerk, “So that’s $6 and 3 cents.   Frank also bought a leash for Misfit Monster so that he could walk him home.  

When Frank got home everyone was surprised.  But Pinky Pink Butt was as happy and jumpy as a frog that just in the desert for 6 months and finally got a giant bucket of water dumped on its face.  She ran right over and patted Misfit Monster on the head.

Frank was ready for war.  He called everyone over for a meeting at midnight to discuss the battle plan.  This was going to be the best war in history.

Frank’s team Prudy’s team
Team Captain: Frank Bender Team Captain: Prudy Pencil
Mummy Mama
Papa Dada
Pinky Pink Butt Pennish
Misfit Monster Pony
Shirley No-Tip
Mother KK Curler
Father Mrs. Mistakes
Shelley Benny Ballpoint
Dr. Gluegun Ball Ballpoint
Mr. Mistakes Benny Jr. Ballpoint
Winny Whiteboard- Marker Mr. Ballpoint
Mrs. Staple Mrs. Ballpoint
Sassy Scissors Com Computer
Re-Sciple Yuler
Pogo Pop Nuler
Frank and some of his team.

Frank and some of his team.

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10 Responses to “The Adventures of Frank Bender: The Pencil War, Chapter 4: The War”

  1. Lila says:

    hi this is Lila i really liked how you wrote your story it is amazing I really liked the names you put in and and how close they were in their friend ship I hope you can write more story’s like that cause they were amazing.

  2. bryanbbz1 says:

    I loved the story. I wish you told about the war in this part. I wonder why the war started? Please read Luke Parker Part 4 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. stern338 says:

    Hi Connor! Chapter 5 is about the war. The reason the war started is in the text. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Miss W. says:

    Hi Summer,
    You have some great writing skills and the majority of your punctuation is correct as well.

    Is Frank Bender based on a book you have read or totally your own imagination?

    • stern338 says:

      Hi Miss W! Frank Bender is a bent pen that I found one day at recess. Mr. Geiman had the idea of making it into a story. 🙂

  5. eby41b says:

    Summer that was so good.I wish you would check your spelling.I wonder if that is the whole team on the picture. Please come and comment on my blog again.

  6. Milani says:

    Hi Summer! This was a Great Frank bender story! (as always) I wonder how the war started? also, I wish that you maybe would have checked your writing though. Please come to my blog and leave a comment at:

  7. mansi681 says:

    I like the detail that you had in the story. I wonder why they aren’t friends anyway. I like that he bought misfit monster to be on his team why did he buy misfit monster just to be on his team?

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