Mia Mayhem Stops Time! CHAPTER 1
“Mia Macarooney, why are you late again?” asked Mrs. Cruz.
That was a very good question.
I was standing in her office as she wrote me another tardy slip. She was the principal of Normal Elementary School.
“Mia, this is the fourth time this week,” she continued.
“I know. I’m sorry. I’ll try to make sure it won’t happen again,” I replied.
Mrs. Cruz paused, waiting for me to say more.
But I couldn’t make any hard promises.
Because every morning this week, weird things have happened to make me late. And I couldn’t tell her why.
Why not, you ask?
Well, because . . . I’ve been using my superpowers!
Yeah, you heard me right.
My name is Mia, and I. Am. A. Superhero!
Right now, during regular school, I’m Mia Macarooney.
But when the school bell rings, I go by MIA MAYHEM.
I’m still really new at being super—that’s why I go to the Program for In Training Superheroes, aka the PITS! The PITS is a top secret superhero-training academy. And thanks to the things I’ve learned, I’ve been able to save the day before school even starts!
On Monday, I flew up into a tree to help a squirrel who was afraid of heights.
On Tuesday, I helped an old lady cross a busy street.
Then on Wednesday, there was a bridge that got stuck in the up position.
And then this morning, my cat, Chaos, ran after the garbage truck!