‘Escape Tantek’ is a fantasy story involving difficult topics related to fleeing refugees. The short story is about 5500 words. It is a short story about a community of elves who were kidnapped by hostile elves of a different religion. THERE ARE ADULT THEMES INCLUDING RELIGION, ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND DEATH. Rahn is a teen who is tasked with helping his people escape a difficult situation. When he returns with answers he discovers his whole community has been kidnapped and forced to march away from their village. He teams up with an unlikely ally to help free his people from the clutches others like him who worship differently. The story is loosely based on the historical events of Kosovo in the 1990’s.
The packet includes:
The full 5500 word story
5 pictures students may color
Graphic Organizers to help students learn summary skills as well as the elements of literature