Hi starshines! Happy May! I hope it's treating you well so far. Welcome to the 20th issue of the A+ Bee. I got you this set of fine china to commemorate this milestone in our lives.
Don't forget to submit things! You all are so great and wonderful and when you submit something to the Bee, you get to pass all your knowledge and humor and smarts onto other Straddlers! It's so fun.
Here are some things we are looking for in the next issue: Dear Sour questions, interviews with your pets, Laura and Luna FanFiction, puzzles, playlists, or anything your heart desires.
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Chelsey & Heather...
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