The telling of stories creates the real world (said Alberto Manguel).  This is a short version of our main story. In this version, the three friends (Resu, Gelo, and Sour) find themselves under oppression in the city of Disce. Their hope for change, curiosity for what could be, and desire to help their families come together in one mission: Escape from Disce. There are references to many topics in physics, like force and motion, optics and light, and math like scales and speed. Any resource (activity, lesson or media) that references Disce will fit well in this written story. This version has each character in different colors. Participants are welcomed to play a role and appoint a narrator, or to read along with the Audio version also available from PNL. A fun activity that works well here are those with catapults or the egg drop challenge.