15.My Dad |
16.Kate and Bobby |
17.Ace and Goon |
18.Julie Smockford |
19.Sandra Scoddle |
20.Vice Principle Zeigler
21.Boyd Scullarzo |
Hey everyone. I’m Pelswick Eggert. I am an ordinary
kid, but unlike any of my friends, I’ve got a cool set of
wheels. I am “premanently seated” as I like to call it. Oh,
I go through all the junk any regular guy goes through -
school, friends, girls, zits...
I just happen to be in a wheelchair. Don’t think for a minute
that slows me down. In fact, I can put most skate boarders
to shame! I can spot a hoax a mile away, and I refuse to
follow the flock. I’m my own dude.
Gram-Gram lives with us. We share a special bond - we don’t
take each other’s crap. She’s always on the go, and doesn’t
let me take life sitting down either. She’s as tough as nails,
she’s full of tall tales, and I have a terrible feeling I’m going to
be exactly like her when I’m old. (I hear peculiarity is heredity).
My Dad’s name is Quentin. He is a professor at the local
university. He’s a great dad but he isn’t always “hip”. He’s
ultra-politically correct, and wants to do everything by the
book. Dad thinks family togetherness is very important, and is
always trying to get us to go on dorky family outings. I gotta
give the guy credit though, he sure does try hard.
16.Kate and Bobby
My little sister Kate exists solely to drive me nuts. She’s
always spying on me and getting into my business, and then
she’ll try to blackmail me! She’s a smart kid - on rare occasions
she has even been known to outsmart me. As sisters go,
though, she’s kinda fun. I know she secretly looks up to me.
My brother Bobby is still really young - so naturally he thinks
I’m the coolest dude ever.
17.Ace and Goon
Ace is my best friend. He is always there to back me up.
He’s a cool dude and thinks I am too.
Goon is my other best friend. He’s got a huge heart, and its
right in the middle of a huge ribcage. Goon sees the world
differently than the rest of us. (That’s the nicest way I can
say it) He wants to be a pro wrestler one day - and I don’t
even TRY to tell him wrestling is fake.
Julie is a beacon of light in the dreary pit that is Alcatraz
High. She is smart, pretty, and being near her makes me
sweat like an ox (condition which I hope to recover from
soon). Julie believes in justice for all, and doesn’t hesitate to
get involved in the latest causes. She hates the cliques and
popularity contests that other girls get caught up in. She’s
great because I can be having the worst day and she can
totally cheer me up just by saying “Pelswick, you ROCK!”
Sandra and Julie are best friends. Sometimes it doesn’t seem
like it, because they yell at each other a lot. Sandra is smart
and very competitive, and thinks that her way of doing things
is the only way. She isn’t as tolerant of people as Julie is -
especially geeks. Sandra often gets sucked into the latest
fads and fashion trends. She’s pretty hip though - well, at
least she thinks she is.
20.Vice Principle Zeigler
VP Zeigler is basically a good guy and a pretty good
principle, but man, he is one strange dude. Like, he’s way
out there, you know? If he were a pie crust, he’d win a
blue ribbon: F-L-A-K-Y!! Of course that usually makes him
the prefect pawn in the schemes that I come up with to
Boyd takes great pride in being the #1 school bully. He’s
fairly dense, but not dense enough to miss an opportunity to
be a royal pain in my butt. I guess I should appreciate the fact
that Boyd sees my wheelchair not as a disadvantage, but
merely another prop for his endless stream of feeble insults.
I, on the other hand, utilize my superior brain power to outwit
him and expose him for the dope that he is.
Everyone has a guardian angel - it’s just that I happen to be
able to see mine. His name is Mr. Jimmy. He’s kind of whacked
-out dude - he wears the weirdest outfits and is always
popping up out of the blue. Mr. Jimmy helps me figure stuff
out - well sort of. Mostly he gives me annoyingly indirect
advice and I figure stuff out for myself. I don’t know where
he came from, but it’s cool to have him around.